From August 4 to 7, the Fêtes de
la Nouvelle-France TD offer an immersion in the 17th and 18th
centuries exploring the theme of "Celebrating our Great Achievements". With its
unique historical and festive atmosphere, entertainment, workshops
and activities for all, the event highlights, in a playful way, a
period during which Québec City played a pivotal role on the
continent. In addition, the festivities feature a mouth-watering
menu with the flavours of yesteryear. You won’t want to miss it!
The people of New France were great
builders. They shaped the city of Québec at its beginnings, and even
today, we can still find traces of this era. For this 25th
anniversary, their great achievements will be honoured on the
Esplanade Park site, part of the Fortifications of Québec National
Historic Site. The site will be divided into three neighbourhoods:
the village, the port and the trading post, so that festival-goers
can learn more about their arrival here and their way of life.
In the Village, you will experience an
immersion to learn more about the social roles of the first
settlers and featuring the great achievement of the Hôtel-Dieu.
Meet the barber-surgeon or the architect. After dark, feast at the
Auberge Coureur des Bois, where the innkeepers, who came directly
from New France, will sometimes have a very colourful way of
Your adventure continues at the Port,
around the ship! Exploring the themes of the Atlantic crossing,
the merchant navy and the maritime trade of privateers, this
section invites you to dive into the story of the first settlers.
Enjoy a good local microbrewery beer with the captain and his
Finally, discover the trading post, a
place dedicated to the fraternity that united the First Nations
and the Europeans. This space will feature an exhibition of
birchbark canoes. It will also be an opportunity to have a
heart-to-heart encounter with Indigenous Peoples through the
legends and myths of the First Nations.
The people of New France have been hit by
a temporal storm and are teleported to another time. The storm has
displaced not only characters... but also entire neighbourhoods!
An important mission is therefore underway to help citizens find
the gold coins that will allow them to finance the reconstruction
of three great achievements. Will you be able to help them by
finding the giant coins scattered around Old Québec?
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, King Louis XIV invites you to His
Majesty's Picnic on Saturday, August 6, 2022 (rescheduled on
Sunday in case of rain). Bring your own food or buy a gourmet
basket to celebrate the event. Also, on Sunday morning, at the
Auberge Coureur des Bois, a unique brunch prepared around the
theme of the culinary cultures of the First Nations and New France
will be a festive moment in the company of an experienced chef and