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Things to do in Quebec City, Winter of 2014

Things to do in Quebec City, Winter of 2014

Quebec City Winter Carnival

When: From Friday January 31 to Sunday February 16, 2014

The Ice Canoe Race during the Quebec Winter Carnival from the last weekend in January ’till Saint Valentine’s Day.

Historic Quebec City is Just off the Ferry. Petit Champlain! A Ferrie Tale Place.

Preliminary programme

First Weekend

8:00 p.m. Official Opening Night Show

International Snow Sculpture Event


1:00 p.m. Dogsled Race
7:00 p.m. Loto-Québec Outdoor Dance Party
Midnight International Snow Sculpture Event – “Sculpt the Night Away”

Second Weekend

7:00 p.m. Canoe Race (Preliminaries)
7:00 p.m. Loto-Québec Outdoor Dance Party

9:30 a.m. Calgary Flapjack Breakfast
7:00 p.m. First Night Parade (Lower Town)
7:00 p.m. Loto-Québec Outdoor Dance Party
Midnight International Snow Sculpture Event – “Sculpt the Night Away”

1:30 p.m. Canoe Race (Finals)


Third Weekend

6:00 p.m. SAQ Bonhomme’s Ball
7:00 p.m. Loto-Québec Outdoor Dance Party

During your stay at Au petit Chateau B&B you can take in the following activities






The ferry to Old Quebec operates continuously year round

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At Au Petit Chateau Bed and Breakfast Quebec you can enjoy many activities like bicycling, boating, the casino, skiing, tennis, hiking, the theatre, museums, or even horseback riding. Things to do around Québec City and Lévis, all within easy driving distance from Au Petit Chateau Quebec bed and breakfast include the Festival d’été de Québec Summer Festival, Fêtes de la Nouvelle France New-France Festival, the Moulin à images multimedia projection by Robert Legage, Cirque du Soleil in Old Quebec, the Parc de la Chûte Montmorency Water Falls, Croisieres AML St-Lawrence River Cruises, the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Church and Shrine, the Canyon Ste-Anne, The Parc de la Chute Chaudiere, the Irish Memorial on Grosse-Ile Island with Croisieres Lachance Cruise Ships, the Loto-Quebec International Fireworks Competition, whale watching, Valartier Waterpark Village, and the Plaines d’Abraham Battlefied Park. Among the Theaters guests can take in a show at the in Lévis or the , see the Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Theater, a concert at the or the Le . In winter don’t miss the — the , the famous Palais du Ice Palace, the International Ice Sculpture Competition, the or the world know international ice skating competition.

Visit Old Québec and historical tourist sites on foot from Au Petit Chateau B&B and Inn. Historic attractions, fine arts museums, civilisation museum, Old Quebec fortifications. The Plains of Abraham, are within walking distance from the ferry to Old Quebec. The ferry takes you to the foot of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel castle in the historical district of the Place Royale in Old Quebec. Enjoy a memorable stay at Au Petit Chateau a castle built in 1914, a deluxe accommodation that was meticulously renovated in 2012.







Au Petit Château has been meticulously restored


2014 Québec City Summer Festival

From July 4 to July 13

Friday – July 4, 2014

tyle: Pop
Country: USA

Lady Gaga—one of the top global touring acts of our time having sold nearly 4 million concert tickets on her previous tours will perform on the Plains of Abraham on the opening weekend of the festival. The Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball show features the new album ARTPOP, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200. This show is part of a multi-month North American tour that kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale on May 4th following seven sold-out shows at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the most by any artist ever.












From July 4 to 13, from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Espace 400e, Port de Québec

See the Place de la Famille le Lait map



Picnic area

Free shuttle service

Refreshing dairy bar











Visual Arts Workshops – Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec





Friday July 4 to Sunday 13 – from 10:30 AM.  to 4:30 PM

You’ll be invited to make your own cardboard owl, inspired by the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle, presented in the MNBAQ’s exhibition Metamorphoses.

Explore the Willow Forest – Monsieur Sail




Thursday July 4 to Sunday 13 – 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mr. Sail, clown, inventor, tinkerer and musician invites children to venture into the forest of willows in which they will discover hidden treasures!

Children’s Zoo – ÉducaZoo




Monday July 7 to Sunday 13 – 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Discover the world of domestic and exotic animals: lizards, snakes, turtles, amphibians, insects and hedgehogs.
Note : It is strongly discouraged to meet parrots if you are allergic to feathers, nuts or nut derivatives.
Crédit photo : André-Olivier Lyra

Acrobatics for eveyone – École de cirque de Québec




Jeudi 4 au dimanche 13 juillet – 11h à 16 h – site des Jardins Éphémères

Accept challenges, learn easy circus techniques and overcome your fears thanks to the good advice of circus enthusiasts! Numerous objects such as stilts, barrels, rola-bola, iron wire, juggling, hanging net and zip promise an exciting experience!
Crédit photo : Francis Gagnon

Extreme Face Painting – Kromatik




Friday July 4 – 10 :30 AM to 3 :00 PM; Saturdays July 5 and 12, Sundays July 6 and 13 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Monday July 7 to Friday 11 – 10:30AM to 3:00 PM

Kromatik artists give a festive look to the children, young and old with their unique and original makeup!

Skateboard Workshop – Qc.SkateBoardCamp
Sunday July 4 to Thursday 8 – 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You are curious or passionate about skateboarding? Qc.SkateboardCamp invites beginners and newbies to learn this sport thanks to their precious advice and their different modules!

Wooden Toy Workshop – Cap aux vents



Monday July 7 to Wednesday 9 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The whole family is invited to customize their own wooden toy! Whether if it is a dog, a car, a plane, a horse, a rhinoceros … We bet that you will not divest yourself of this unique art piece!

Wind-Up Toy Tamer – Monsieur Bob




Thursday July 10 to Sunday 13 – 11:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Welcome to the world of Mr. Bob and his mechanical toys that come alive with the sound of music. They await your presence to express yourself!

Crédit photo : Francis Gagnon


Staggering Berlue and Construction Site – Général patente

From Monday July  7 to Wednesday  9 – 10 :30 AM to 4 :30 PM
Staggering Berlue (optical illusions)
The illusions presented in this interactive exposition provoke a variety of unexpected reactions, starting from ‘Wut ?!’ to ‘Woa…..unbelievable!’
Construction Site (free play area)

500 cardboard boxes are waiting for the young architects and apprentice construction workers to build dream houses. Corruption, keep out!

Les pirates du 7e continent – Les ViVaces
From Friday July 4 to Sunday July 6 – 11 :00 AM. to 4 :30 PM.

Come and reproduce the treasures’ artefacts brought from the 7th continent (reference to the Great Pacific garbage patch). Three pirates return from this universe where the waste is rather a resource and expose the wealth of this island’s flora and fauna.

Cuddly Toys Farm – Marie-Stella




From Friday July 4 to Sunday July 6 – 12 :00 AM to 4 :00 PM

A world made of teddy bear….. a dream come true! Each and every child is more than welcome to help the farmer Beauchamp to take care of the little furry friends !


Scientific Popularizing Workshop – Boîte à science

From Thursday July 10 to Sunday July 13 – 11 :00 AM to 4 :00 PM


A life-size challenge is waiting for you! La boîte à science is offering its revisited version of the famous Tetris game….in a big format! Assembling shapes is part of the deal!


Small Sailboats Race

From the conception of the boat to the race, is your yacht going to be the winner? Every one has to contribute in the establishment of a new record in order to write history once again!

Cycles Collection Exhibition and Demonstration – MuséoVélo




From Wednesday July 9 to Sunday July 13 – 10 :30 AM  to 4 :00 PM

Piero Vélo, well known as Pierre Bernier, will invite families to explore his incredible collection : bicycle, monocycle, velocipedes, etc. Not to be missed!
Crédit photo : Francis Gagnon

Sand structures – Élément Terre

From July 4 to July 13 – 11 :00 AM. to 4 :00 PM

Friday – July 11, 2014

9:30 PM
Bell Stage
Plains of Abraham
Style: Pop rock
Country: USA
Piano Man (1973) made Billy Joel a megastar at the age of 25. But the Brooklyn pianist still had a lot left to say. His next 11 albums – including four # 1 hits – sealed his status as a pop legend and left an indelible mark in the musical imagination of an entire generation . Classics like “Just the Way You Are” ,”Piano Man “, “Uptown Girl “, “We Did Not Start the Fire” and “She’s Always a Woman” immediately come to mind, but the scope of Billy Joel’s work can’t be reduced to just a few songs. Two hours in his company will do the job!