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What to do in July

In July, there is a wide range of summer activities you can enjoy between two sunbathing sessions. By yourself or with a partner, family or friends, you can cycle or hike, visit a water park or go to the beach. Whether at the mountain, by the sea or in the park, you’ll be blown away by the creativity and the wealth of ideas put forward by our regions so you can enjoy your dream vacations.

Cities and Festivities

Festivals and events
Festivities begin on July 1 with the Canada Day celebrations, during which great shows will be held across Québec and Canada.

In many regions, light will be the focus of shows taking place in unusual places, such as a church, a forest, a gorge, a beach or a zoo. 

In Montréal’s Old Port a great lighted pyramid has been erected near the Grande Roue. Through the Echos features an immersive show during which the audience dives into a dreamlike story inspired by space travel. An experience for all the senses. (Link Through the Echoes)

In the end, thanks to Quebeckers’ boundless creativity, wherever you elect to spend your vacations, you’ll find a festival of some kind, celebrating circus, music, comedy or other, nearby to discover. We’ll keep surprising you!

More events

Cantons-de-l'Est - Foresta lumina ©TQ/Outpost
PY1 Au-delà des échos © Jimmy Hamelin

Culture and History

In Montréal, feel the emotions evoked by the works of the great fashion designer Thierry Mugler - Couturissime showcased at the Museum of Fine Arts and in Québec visit Miró in Mallorca. Free spirit., an exclusive exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec. A number of art galleries and exhibition halls are staging interesting exhibits you’re sure to enjoy.

More to see in July

© Successió Miró / SOCAN, Montréal / ADAGP, Paris (2019)
Engloutie © Sara Sottolichio

Great Outdoors

Activities for a splashing summer
Canoeing, kayaking, surfing, SUPing are some of the dozens of summer activities to try, some even accessible for people with disabilities. In Gaspésie, Gaspé’s municipal beach, is fitted with a rubber mat, allowing people in wheelchairs to get to the water without getting stuck in the sand. In Montréal and Québec City, two companies offer adaptive SUP activities.

Ideas to where to frolic in the water
Accessible water fun

Sleeping among animals
What if you could spend a night surrounded by wild animals? Make it a reality at the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, where you could fall asleep with caribou, at Parc Omega, where you get some shuteye with wolves and at Refuge Pageau, where you can catch a few z’s in the heart of the forest, surrounded by residents of this sanctuary which takes injured animals in order to care for them before sending them back in their natural habitat.

O’sijja SUP adapté – Montréal © Julien Bastide Photographies
© Zoo de Saint-Félicien

Local Flavours

In July, raspberry season is in full swing and you can pick your own berries in fields where they abound. This fun-filled gourmet activity is a great way to discover a region.

Are you in Québec City? Take a trip to the Grand Marché, a new public market where you can taste a great variety of local products under one roof.

More foodie events

Le Grand Marché © Ville de Québec
Tête d'allumettes microbrasserie - Bas-Saint-Laurent © TQ/G.Leroyer