Best Time to Visit Quebec City


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Summer in Quebec City is one of the most popular times to visit, with good weather, long days, and the popular Quebec City Summer Festival in July and SAQ New France Festival in August.

Fall brings colorful foliage and outdoor recreational activities to the city, its parks, and the nearby Laurentian Mountains. Spring sees mild but wet weather, while March and April are peak months for maple sugaring. The least expensive times to visit are during these early spring and late fall shoulder seasons.

Winter is an enchanting season here, and Quebec Francophones revel in winter activities from dog sledding to snowshoeing to ice climbing. The high point? The annual Winter Carnival, featuring the International Snow Sculpture Competition.