When to go to Quebec? The weather, the temperatures… The best moments per season


Walk among the fortifications of Old Quebec, kayak in Mont-Tremblant National Park, ski at Mont-Sainte-Anne or surf in Montreal… Discover the details of Quebec’s weather and festival calendar, by know exactly when to go out according to your longing for discovery. Quebec is a Canadian province subject to different climates, due to its large area, with a humid continental predominance. Spring, from March to May, is a pleasant, if sometimes rainy, season. Temperatures are rising even as the nights remain cool and the snow melts. Summer, from June to September, is the hottest period. Autumn, from September to November, is a time when the days get shorter and the mercury drops. Finally, winter, from December to March, is the longest season. The temperatures are low, in the negative; but the days are very sunny. Quebec is discovered differently throughout the seasons, depending on your travel profile. Also read When to go to Canada? Weather, climate, activities… The best time by region Spring excursion to Quebec In Gaspésie, the Forillon National Park is best visited in the spring during an excursion. gmoulartAt the beginning of March, the snow begins to melt and the sun gradually warms the reborn nature. This period is ideal for marveling at the landscapes that come back to life after being dormant in the snow. Located at the eastern end, Gaspésie offers a whole panorama of natural wonders, beaches, cliffs, mountains and rivers, in a loop of 885 km. Rocher Percé, Monts Chic-Chocs, Bonaventure Island and Forillon National Park will surprise you, with an average temperature of 11°C in May. Don’t miss the Parc du Bic, next to the Saint-Lawrence River, ideal at that time. Not far away, Tadoussac is a charming little village where you can watch whales from May to October, from a classic boat or a Zodiac for the more adventurous. In spring, the thermometer hovers around 12 °C. Also take advantage of the spring to visit a sugar shack, a country tradition of collecting maple sap before tasting it, parties and numerous outdoor activities. Friedberg At the end of June, temperatures rise and can easily exceed 30 °C in July in the southern regions. The city of Montreal takes advantage of the summer to host outdoor events, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival and Le Festival Mode & Design. July 1st is Canada’s National Day, which means entertainment at the Old Port. In July and August, the thermometer varies on average between 23 °C and 26 °C. Take advantage of the sun to visit Old Montreal, a historic neighborhood with its small brick houses. Visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame and stroll around the Old Port, where you can enjoy many water activities, including surfing. Take a deep breath in Mount Royal Park and admire the view from Kondiaronk Lookout. Also read 48 hours in Montreal, an effervescent and creative metropolis Leave Quebec in autumn Autumn is the perfect season to admire the explosion of colors in Mont-Tremblant National Park, in the Laurentians. Tom SparkIn September, the sun’s rays persist and the mercury remains mild, before dropping considerably in late October. In some regions of northern Quebec, snow is already falling and temperatures are dropping to 0°C. This period is ideal for admiring the explosion of colors in Mont-Tremblant National Park, in the Laurentians. The oldest park in Quebec, it offers excellent hiking trails and more than 400 lakes where you can canoe. Among the activities, you can observe mammals such as wolves and bears, go down a river in a kayak or travel the Via Ferrata du Diable. Quebec, capital of the province of the same name, enjoys an average temperature of 20°C. Begin your visit with Old Quebec, the historic center of the city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fortifications and Citadel. Continue to the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Terrasse Dufferin with its exceptional views and Château Frontenac. Discover the impressive Montmorency Falls in the park of the same name, as well as the Jacques-Cartier National Park, a natural gem famous for its glacial valleys. Also read Alberta, our top ten must-sees and natural wonders in Western Canada’s winter. East of Montreal, Mont Orford delights winter skiers and hikers. Patrick Brillant Particularly long and hard, winter begins in November in Quebec, with the first snowflakes. As the weeks go by, the snowfall intensifies and the temperatures drop to negative. You should know that Quebec is one of the snowiest places in the world, with an average of 275 cm per year. Temperatures are worst in January, with an average of -11°C. Once you are ready to fight the cold, winter is a pleasant season because the days are bathed in sunshine. Skiing and sliding lovers will find their happiness in the four corners of the province: Mont Tremblant, Mont Orford, the Massif de Charlevoix, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Owl’s Head and Stoneham. Live a true winter experience on a snowmobile excursion, snowshoe excursion or dog sledding excursion.
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