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Come and Celebrate!

Celebrate Canada

On this day of national celebration, we invite the people
of Quebec City to gather and celebrate together our Canadian
heritage, the richness of our history, and pride in our identity.
To highlight our historic milestones, we have planned a vast array
of activities that will also draw attention to our country’s founders and to the natural features that have shaped Canada’s development, such as the St. Lawrence, our national parks, and the fauna and flora. There has never been a better time to honour our past while looking ahead to the future and next year’s celebration marking 150 years of Confederation. A great reason to celebrate and show your Canadian pride!

Schedule of Events

A great lineup of FREE activities and festivities will be on offer at two great Quebec City locations: Dufferin Terrace and The Plains of Abraham. There will be activities, ceremonies, entertainment, and performances all day long. And be sure to stick around for the nighttime fireworks display!

How to find us
Grey Terrace
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Plains of Abraham / Close to Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand
Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand
Martello Tower 1
Plains of Abraham Museum
Dufferin Terrace
Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
Fortifications of Québec / Artillery Park
St-Louis Forts and Châteaux
RTC bus stop

/  Behind Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec   

We’re offering activities that are both fun and good for your health! Why not start off your day with some group exercise?

9:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Strength-building cardio

//  Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec   

10:30 a.m.

Mass of thanksgiving

///  Dufferin Terrace   

11:40 a.m.

Official flag-raising ceremony by the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada Day cake provided by the Fairmont Château Frontenac

//// Plains of Abraham   

Noon to 5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the Plains of Abraham to celebrate our country’s birth. This festive hub will be featuring all sorts of activities for the whole family.

Be sure to catch the shows on the big stage.


12:15 p.m. - Brimbelle chante la ferme de Foin-Foin


2 p.m. - La magie de la chimie par Yannick Bergeron


3:30 p.m. - Arthur l’aventurier au Costa Rica


Also on the Plains of Abraham:

Tiny tots zone (age 0 to 5)
Kids zone (age 6 to 12)

   • Face painting
   • Arts and crafts
   • Group activities
   • Inflatable games
   • Obstacle courses
   • Bungee trampoline
   • Wandering entertainers
   • Treasure Hunt
   • Young Readers Corner
   • Big Top Toy Club

And much more!


In the evening…

/////  Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand   

Kick-off: 7:30 p.m.


YZRA is a band whose members all come from
Quebec City. Mixing lyrics with rapturous melodies
and driven by the one-of-a-kind voices of these five
singers, YZRA has a style like no other. Inspired
by folk, pop, and the California Sound, this English
Quebec band will captivate and charm you with its songs.

Jérôme Charlebois

Francophone singer-songwriter Jérome Charlebois will be taking the stage
this summer with new exclusive songs. At once touching and festive, Jérôme always
has a surprise in store for his audience.

//////  Grey Terrace   

10 p.m.


+ Other Activities

Get a real sense of the history of Canada by visiting the national historic sites.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artillery Park
Fortifications of Québec
St.-Louis Forts and Châteaux

Free admission

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Battlefields Park

Free admission

Plains of Abraham Museum

Through original accounts of contemporary French, British, Canadian, and Aboriginal protagonists, as well
as a jaw-dropping immersive projection, experience the siege of Quebec City and the 1759 and 1760 battles
of the Plains of Abraham as if you were there!

Discover more than 100 artefacts from the archeological collection
of the park. See what people’s lives were like at a 17th-century
civilian site (Des Braves Park) and a 19th-century military site

Come and admire close to one hundred brand-new replicas
of historical objects on the theme of New France: authentic
creations by elementary and secondary school students from
the Beauce-Etchemin School Board.

Martello Tower 1

AT ATTENTION, Gunner ot the Martello Tower EXHIBITION
Equipped with a smart tablet, explore the history of the Québec
City Martello towers and their military engineering, architecture,
and living conditions of the military billeted in the towers: 2D
and 3D animation, augmented reality, video and more.

Informations: [email protected]       

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