Montréal © TM/U.Lemerise
Montréal © TM/Eva Blue

Vibrant cities

A bike races down a path, two passers-by are deep in conversation and, in the distance, live music floods the streets as terraces bustle with life. No matter the season, Québec’s major cities are much like their inhabitants—warm, welcoming, diverse, and lively. In recent years, you likely saw our film directors win awards, or heard Montréal mentioned by cool new indie bands—that’s because Québec is a hotbed for young, optimistic creatives eager to change the world. Open your mind with thought-provoking street art and circus performances, or tour contemporary art exhibitions, both large and small. End your busy day at a spa and leave the city feeling like the whole experience changed you somehow. And you like it.

  • Montréal hosted the iconic Expo 67

  • Montréal was designated a UNESCO City of Design

  • Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world

Turn the town upside down

  • Turn on the night Lumière sur l’Art

    Switch on to a different kind of festival. The Montcalm district of Québec City is home to Lumière sur l’Art—a unique festival of light featuring giant lampshades in the street. You really have to see it to believe it.

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    © Ville de Québec
  • Always travel light Moment Factory signature shows

    From the spectacular experience of Foresta Lumina and celestial seaside night walks with Nova Lumina to the Anima Lumina zoo walk and the legends of Tonga Lumina in Mont-Tremblant, Québec will light you up in more ways than one.

    Chandler © Moment Factory
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    Chandler © Moment Factory
  • A city in murals Take a mural walk

    Watch the walls come to life. Take a good look around. From downtown and Mile End to Rosemont and more—Montréal is home to hundreds of murals created by artists from around the world, each one a masterpiece in its own right.

    Montréal © TM/HALOPIGG
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    Montréal © TQ/A.Quenneville
  • Run away with the circus Spectacle de cirque Crépuscule

    Québec is a hotbed of circus acts, and Flip FabriQue is no exception. Bring the whole family to this hair-raising, madcap circus act in Québec City. This year’s theme is water, so you may want to bring an umbrella—or two.

    Spectacle de cirque Crépuscule © Ville de Québec
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    Spectacle de cirque Crépuscule © Ville de Québec