Lively, festive and full of discoveries to be made, Quebec’s cities are always buzzing with things to do. While countless museums host exhibitions and invite you to explore rich local and international culture, historical sites reveal various stories ranging from the military past of New France to the province’s modern industrial genius. Religious heritage is also present, through magnificent churches and monuments. And did anyone say festivals and art? There’s so much to see and do in the city!

Centropolis: where fun and leisure live!

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Centropolis is complex of stores and businesses where you’ll find entertainment, great food and more. Families, friends, colleagues and couples appreciate it for days or nights out or team-building activities. It has pedestrian walkways to get around and there’s always something interesting happening at the Place Centrale. Specialty stores, a movie theatre, a board game pub and restaurants promise fun for all, while attractions like Maeva Surf and Sky Venture cater to seekers of new experiences!

Discover Abitibi’s best food and drink!

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Winter is the perfect time to treat yourself to comfort and tasty delights! Abitibi-Témiscamingue is home to many bakeries, chocolate shops, restaurants, microbreweries and cafés where you can enjoy a break after outdoor activities. The region’s unique homegrown flavours are showcased and always paired with friendly service!

A must-see: the Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal

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Inaugurated in 1847 and recognized as one of the top ten most beautiful heritage buildings in Canada, the Bonsecours Market is home to 15 shops selling high-quality Quebec creations: arts and crafts, fashion pieces, accessories and jewelry, designer objects and old-fashioned Quebec furniture. Located a stone's throw from Place Jacques-Cartier, this Montreal gem is also a place for exhibitions and invites you to discover excellent restaurants for a bite to eat.  

Go to the theatre: Carré 150 in Victoriaville

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At Carré 150 in Victoriaville, experience an intense moment this winter through dance and theater. See, among others, Rose et la machine, which tells the documentary story of Maude Laurendeau, mother of an autistic child. With Le vrai monde? discover how thin the line can be between truth and lies. With PPS Danse, dancers, musicians and singers will come together on stage to perform real classics. And the contemporary dance company Yvann Alexandre presents their latest creation. See all this and more this winter!

Did you know that there are 10 microbreweries and 4 distilleries in Gaspésie?

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Taste the delicious aromas of the gin and rum varieties produced by the distilleries of the Gaspésie region and enjoy the wide array of beers you’ll find in the microbreweries, which range from classic blonds and reds, to one-of-a-kind creations that are as tasty as they are bold. After all, one of the greatest pleasures of winter is to have a drink with friends after a beautiful day out in the fresh air! 

Explore the treasures of downtown in winter Photo credit: Raphaël Sévigny

Photo credit: Raphaël Sévigny

Exceptionally well located in a bay of the majestic Saint-Maurice River, facing Melville Island, where the emblematic Cité de l'Énergie stands, downtown Shawinigan is a must to discover! Take the pulse of the city’s center and explore its hidden treasures thanks to a 4-kilometre itinerary to enjoy at your own pace. From the magnificent Saint-Maurice promenade, via the rue des Érables and its English-style houses, to the cozy boutiques and cafés... It's a great way to discover downtown!

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