After a hard containment of several months, it is quite normal to feel the need to escape in order to refuel... and outdoors! Whether it's cycling, rafting or simply taking a great walk in the fresh air, Outgo has put together a list of activities to put on your calendar to enjoy the 2020 summer season in Quebec City.
Discover the flavors of our home with the Quai 1635
It's nice and warm and looking to quench your thirst on a sunny terrace? The Quai 1635 and its magnificent terrace on the banks of the St. Lawrence River offers a tempting seasonal menu combining freshness and simplicity. Take advantage of this moment of relaxation to discover one of their 12 lines of craft beers from Quebec! The ideal activity to discover the flavors and hops of our home! Friend's Tip: Don't miss Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons where emerging musicians perform. A summer atmosphere that meets your expectations!
Breathtaking scenery at the Falaise Park and Kabir Kouba Falls
Located in the Loretteville area of Quebec City, the Parc de la Falaise et de la chute Kabir Kouba, the “river with a thousand detours” in the Montagnaise language, is the ideal place to admire breathtaking landscapes in in the heart of the city. The Kabir Kouba Falls is located in a canyon with cliffs more than 42 metres above sea level. Surprisingly, its water flows over the rocks of the Canadian Shield. It is possible to observe fossils, pots and erratic blocks that have more than 450 million years of existence. In addition, you can admire the ruins of ancient mills dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Crossed by the St-Charles River, this paradise in town will amaze you with its beauty! This is definitely an activity to put on your calendar this summer!
Thrills with New Wave Expeditions
Expeditions Nouvelle Vague is THE summer outdoor base for a memorable experience, just 35 minutes from downtown Quebec City. Located just outside the renowned Tewkesbury Rapids of the Jacques-Cartier River, Expeditions Nouvelle Vague will please the most reckless tastes. Experience a rafting activity on the 9.6km river with Class III, IV and V rapids! As a bonus, you'll get a mid-descent snack, a river jump and a succulent BBQ on their sunny terrace to top off your beautiful day.
Enjoy an oasis in town at the Cours arrière du Festibière
This new kind of pub-terrace is located in the heart of the Old Port of Quebec on the banks of the River. Enjoy good cold beers from microbreweries and enjoy the good weatherboth feet in the water ! A cult place to admire cruise ships, have an aperitif, unwind with summer music and observe fireworks, the Cours arrière du Festibière is the ideal activity to feel you on vacation after a long day's work. It's definitely a summer must-have.
The pleasure of the green outdoors with the Samuel De-Champlain Promenade
Are you looking for a place to cycle, run or just walk in a green environment along the St. Lawrence River? This natural park will welcome all your outdoor activities this summer! The Samuel De-Champlain Promenade is located along the St. Lawrence River and offers breathtaking views. It is a perfect activity for sunny days. It offers hikers, cyclists and roller skating enthusiasts a landscape fullof contemporary art and beautiful riverbank vegetation.
Unforgettable memories with Quebec Hot Air Balloon
Do you want to fly into the air? Quebec Hot air balloon is here to make your desires a reality! Dare to let yourself float in the sky and admire breathtaking panoramas. Live a unique experience surrounded by a professional and safe team that will leave you unforgettable memories. Your complete experience will last about 3 to 4 hours; as soon as you arrive, you will have the choice of helping the team with the balloon swelling or simply admiring the team at work. In any case, you will have the opportunity to be overwhelmed by the frenzy of the moment. A magical activity awaits you!
Active day for cycling enthusiasts on the Île d'Orléans
Live an active and fun day on Île d'Orléans, 15 minutes from Quebec City. With five bike routes from 10 to 67 kilometers, the island is a paradise for cyclists. Québec Aventure Tours offers you the rental of two regular bikes or a tandem (ideal for pedaling with children) for a stroll at your own pace. Enjoy a glass of wine in a vineyard, visit the island's chocolate factory and enjoy the dreamy scenery to take stunning photos along your way! An activity that will impress you!
The ultimate summer activity site: Beauport Bay
Enjoy sunny days on the warm and fine sand of Beauport Bay. During the summer season, Beauport Bay offers visitors the opportunity to swim in the waters of the St. Lawrence River, enjoy the aquatic facilities, and enjoy windsurfing or sea kayaking.. The activities offered on the site are in line with respect for the preservation of vegetation and the wildlife and aquatic habitats present: swimming, water games, children'sgames, rest chairs and volleyball site. This family beach just minutes from the city centre will amaze you. Cherry on the Sundae: Beauport Bay is easily accessible via Quebec City's cycling network.
Quebec City is full of outdoor activities allowing you to get off the daily train. The perfect mix between the city and nature will charm you for sure! Activities to be carried out alone, as a couple, with family or with friends, Quebec City will surprise you with its unique character and its unparalleled charm.