It’s time to celebrate! Leave your routine behind for a while
and take a moment to discover art, have fun, go on a trip back
in time and learn more about cultures around the world. Quebec’s festivals
are opportunities to get together and be
entertained – and they’re happening all year long!
Quebec Winter Carnival never fails to amaze
afraid of winter’s cold!
Starting in January, the winter
celebrations will be piling on! Montreal’s Old Port is the venue
for Igloofest, a super trendy festival that attracts fans of
techno music. Families looking for fun can head to Gatineau for
the Snowflake Kingdom at Winterlude, where they will find a snowy
paradise, great activities and giant slides. Another option for
families is the Hivernades in Chicoutimi in early March for all
kinds of activities, like sliding, skating and snowshoeing. And of
course, don’t forget the quintessential winter bash: the Quebec Winter Carnival, a magical happening that returns year after year
to amaze festival-goers who come from all over the planet.
Celebrate all things maple syrup at the
Festival Beauceron de l’Érable
and movies in spring
Welcome the milder temperatures that
signal the beginning of sugar shack season! Taste and learn about
all things maple syrup at the Festival Beauceron de l’Érable, the
Festival de l’Érable in Plessisville and the Festival des Sucres in Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, three festivals that celebrate the sap
harvest and offer plenty of maple syrup products to satisfy your
cravings. Spring is also when many movie festivals are held in
the province, such as the Festival de films pour l’environnement,
the Festival du DocuMenteur de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the
Festival Cinéma du Monde in Sherbrooke.
back in time at the TD New France Festival
something for everyone!
Do you love fireworks? The
International des Feux Loto-Québec is a competition that brings
you the best of pyrotechnic art. If culture is what interests you,
you’ll enjoy KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples and the Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke focusing on the traditions
of the world. For a trip back in time, head to Québec City for the
TD New France Festival, or if you want some comedy and a good
laugh, soak up the ambience in Montreal at the Just for Laughs Festival and Zoofest. And for wonderful displays of hot air
balloons and thrilling outdoor shows, the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival is ideal for families and friends.
The colours are breathtaking at the Mont
SUTTON Fall Festival
colourful foliage for fall
Combine the spectacular colours of the
Eastern Townships with a hike, bike ride or ski lift ride at the
Mont SUTTON Fall Festival taking place over several weekends. At
the Festival des couleurs in Rigaud, families will get to taste
homegrown products, meet local artisans and enjoy colourful
activities in a magical environment. And in
Baie-Saint-Paul, admire the visual tributes to the beauty of
Charlevoix created by countless artists at the Rêves d’automne
Make Quebec’s festivals
and events a part of your next getaway or vacation in the province!