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What to do in April... A few suggestions


Ringing in spring!
Spring is not only a natural phenomenon—it’s a digital awakening as well! As Québec’s digital arts hub, Montréal presents a season’s worth of discoveries at Digital Spring: interactive spaces, visual performances, 3D productions, and more! For the movie buffs, three film festivals will be happening in Montréal, Sherbrooke and Gaspé.
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Sports sports sports!
Big sports fan? International competitions, world cups, tournaments, marathons, auto racing and many more events will be taking place around the province throughout the year.
Discover sports events in April

Passion and discoveries
Sports fans, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts will all have plenty to do in April. This month’s trade shows focus mainly on the arts, spirits and the outdoors.
Discover trade shows and fairs in March

Papier 2019-Foire d'art Contemporain © J-M.Seminaro
Jardins Gamelin © M.Doyon


Saddle up
Why not take advantage of the big thaw to go horseback riding? It’s an outdoor experience that lets you connect with nature and the animal kingdom.
Discover riding stables

Migratory bird watching
April is definitely one of the best times to observe migratory birds, such as snow geese, in their summer habitats. Track their progress as they touch down on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and in fields along the highway. It’s a sight that’s worth the trip!
Discover observation spots

Hit the road
Check out one or more of the many tourist drives along the St. Lawrence or take a scenic trip through the country. Routes are clearly marked with blue roadsigns and are a great way to discover the natural and cultural treasures of the regions they cross.
Discover official tourist routes

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Vibrant Cities

Get your fill of culture
You can still see Thierry Mugler’s Couturissime exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in April. Over 140 of the visionary designer’s pieces are on display. With Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, on at the McCord Museum, Kent Monkman takes a visitors on a journey through the history of Canada as seen through the eyes of his alterego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, starting 50 years before Confederation. At the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec (MNBAQ): Manif d’art 9 – The Québec City Biennial:Small between the stars, large against the sky, an exhibition inspired by a line from a Leonard Cohen song.
Discover major exhibitions in April

Get outside to admire open-air art
The sun is peeking out, temperatures are rising again—it’s time to take back the streets, patios and parks! Step outside and discover treasures of urban art. Murals, sculptures and installations have hundreds of stories to tell!
More info on urban art

Kent Monkman-Réincarcération-2013 © Collection du Musée Glenbow
La fresque des québécois © TQ/A.Rider

Local Flavors

A taste of sugaring-off season
Last call for sugaring-off activities! Visit a sugar shack for a delicious traditional maple-based feast, then take a carriage ride or dance a little jig to the tune of an accordion. Bon appétit!
Discover sweet sugar shack treats

Visit a chocolatier
Easter means chocolate galore! Take this opportunity to tour one of Québec’s many chocolatiers and meet the passionate folks behind them. What a sweet time!
Discover chocolatiers

Thrill your taste buds
Québec hosts many different food events all year round. In April, wine and spirits are in the spotlight at the Québec City International Wine and Spirits Show. Foodies will also drool over Québec Exquis!, a 15-day festival for lovers of haute cuisine, local products, fine wines and gourmet experiences.
Discover food events in April

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