5 Things to Do in April

Spring is just around the corner, and no, it’s not a joke for April fool’s day! Have a look at our suggestions of activities to fill out your calendar with good memories.

Things to do in April - Walk in the forest


Festival de Robotique (Robotics Festival)

Looking for an unusual family outing? Why not head over to the Festival de Robotique from April 4 to 6 at the Centre de foires de Québec. This year’s space theme attracts teams from all over the world. Marvel at the sight of competitors maneuvering their robots in the competitive arena while respecting the constraints of the challenge. Your children will think they’ve just fallen on Mars! Who knows, they might develop a passion for science and technology.

Have a look at the schedule on the official website (in French only):

Centre de foires de Québec (ExpoCité)
205 Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel
Quebec City QC G1L 5A7


Québec Exquis!

The 9th edition of Québec Exquis!, the most important food festival in Quebec City, will take place from April 6 to 20, 2019. The event is a successful recipe every year; mix 26 local chefs with 26 of Quebec’s artisans, garnish with ingenuity and creativity, served at a more than advantageous price in restaurants all over the city. This is the perfect opportunity to discover and taste local products without leaving your paycheck on the table.

Food and wine pairings: Wine lovers will be delighted to know that the Loire Valley wines are your plus one for the event. Discover delicious combinations!

Things to do in April - Dinner with friends and family

Salon International du Livre and Festival Québec BD

Are you an avid reader who thrives on a steady diet of books? The Salon International du Livre de Québec is the ultimate place for you! This is an event not to be missed from April 10 to 14, 2019, at the Québec City Convention Centre. Take the opportunity to make a detour to the Festival Québec BD, which offers exhibitions, workshops and activities throughout Quebec City from April 6 to 14, 2019. Support local authors and discover new works.

Turn your outing in a real day of fun! Stop at one of the participating restaurants of the Québec Exquis! festival for lunch or dinner!

Head over to the official websites for more info (in French only): Salon International du Livre de Québec & Festival Québec BD.

Salon international du livre de Québec at the Québec City Convention Centre
1000 Boul. René-Lévesque E
Quebec City QC G1R 5T8

Things to do in April - Open book

Insect Festival

For the 5th year in a row, the Aquarium du Québec is hosting the very popular Insect Festival. From April 12 to 14, 2019, more than 10,000 specimens will invade the Aquarium. Go inside the butterfly aviary and handle insects of all kinds. Only the bravest will dare to enter the scorpion room or hold a tarantula in their hands. Workshops, entertainment, presentations and bugs in abundance, you can be sure to find something to fascinate people from all ages.

For the more adventurous ones, the Festival offers an insect tasting for a slightly … crispy snack!

Insect Festival at the Aquarium du Québec
1675 Avenue des Hôtels
Quebec City QC G1W 4S3

Things to do in April - Playing with insects

Sugaring Season

Whether you are looking for a family outing or a solo trip, a stop at the sugar shack is a must to add to your April calendar. The formula remains the same: brunch-type meal, folk music, friendly service and maple taffy on snow.

Take advantage of the warm weather to do a road trip to the Relais des Pins on Île d’Orléans. No matter if you are with a group or just two people, the staff will be happy to welcome you in the same cozy atmosphere. We like to go there for their poached eggs in maple syrup, a house specialty.

Mix it up! Head over to the Érablière du Cap in Lévis, on the south shore of Quebec City, to enjoy a sweet meal. Maple grove visit, wagon rides, children’s makeup and much more. You won’t regret the detour!

For those who wish to combine their outing with a visit to Old Quebec, the Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec in the Petit Champlain district is there for you. Maple taffy tasting and many products are available.

Things to do in April - Maple taffy on snow

Relais des Pins
2013 Chemin Royal
Sainte-Famille QC G0A 3P0

Érablière du Cap
1925 Chemin Lambert
Saint-Nicolas QC G7A 2N4

La Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec
94 Rue du Petit Champlain
Quebec City QC G1K 4H4

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