In Canada and more particularly in Quebec, Thanksgiving is celebrated in early October, unlike in early November for our southern neighbors. For this occasion, we offer 10 activities for Thanksgiving in Quebec City.
The Quebec’s National Museum of Fine Arts, recently renovated with the addition of a pavilion and updates for those already existing, offers of course exhibitions of works by famous Quebec artists such as Alfred Pellan and Jean-Paul Riopelle, but also a temporary exhibition for the youngest. Presented in the Central Pavilion, the exhibition by sculptor José Luis Torres entitled “From the outset” allows visitors to interact with works made of recycled products.
On display at the Museum de la Civilization this fall, there are several permanent exhibitions on the history of inhabitants of Quebec and Native Americans like “People of Quebec… Then and now” And “This is our story”. You will also have the privilege of attending an exhibition designed especially for children and families with “Observe. More than meets the eye”. This exhibit takes you into an interactive world with optical illusions, starry sky observation, a mirror-house and the experimentation of a dark room that will make you discover how your sight works.
One last incursion into the world of arts with the Passages Insolites, an outdoor sculpture exhibition that extends from the Old Port of Quebec to the Quartier Petit-Champlain. 9 artworks make up the playful and intriguing course created by the Quebec’s own EXMURO for the event’s 5th edition.
Try to escape from fantastic or horrifying universes by solving puzzle, display your skills in various games and guess the answers to riddles with the company À double tour. Choose from different scenarios such as “In Wonderland”, ideal for families or “Va chez l’yabe” that explores Quebec’s tales and legends.
Breathtaking landscapes, local products and gourmet tours are only a few examples of what the Ile d’Orléans offers in autumn. Try the Gourmet tour created by our Marketing Director which suggests you the many places to stop by so you do not miss anything from Quebec’s pantry.
A must-attend event for anyone coming to Quebec City in the fall, The Great Color Adventure at Mont Sainte-Anne offers you a magnificent view of the rural region of Quebec and the St. Lawrence River as nature transforms and unfolds its multicolored coat.
An essential family destination in the region of the Old Capital, the Aquarium of Quebec offers a tree course -in-trees specially designed for the little ones in addition to giving you access to the 10,000 animals that populate the aquarium year-round.
Quebec City is known for its countless urban parks, so you really do not have to worry about finding a place to get some fresh air while admiring the beautiful fall colors. Be it the huge Jacques-Cartier National Park, the Battlefield Park on Plains of Abraham or the Park du Bois-de-Coulonge, all offer different experiences and activities for all tastes.
Always a winner with families, is the recently renovated indoor amusement park at the Galeries de la Capitale. The Mega Parc offers 18 attractions from the famous carrousel to bumper cars. You can either purchase points ($) or simply buy the bracelet ($) so you can enjoy yourself all day long with unlimited accesss to the rides!
You can always check out our Blog article on the Mega Parc here.
Relive the history of Quebec and the French presence in America with Immersion Quebec , a virtual reality adventure that will take you back in time to the period of the founding of the city of Quebec until the conquest. Tag along the characters who marked this period as Champlain, Frontenac, Stadaconé and other emblematic figures.
With these suggestions for 10 activities for Thanksgiving in Quebec City, your entire family will be delighted with their trip to the beautiful city of Quebec, the Accent of America!