Plan Ahead!

Whether you’re in Quebec City for a few hours or a few days, plan your trip and travel ahead of time to best enjoy your TD New France Festival experience!

Prepare your visit

To prepare your visit to the New France Festival and learn more about Quebec City and the province of Quebec, visit the websites of our partners QuébecOriginal and Québec City Tourism.

Where to sleep

Make the most of your experience at the Festival of New France with accommodation close to the event !


Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the New France Festival

  • When does the 2019 TD New France Festival take place?

    The next TD New France Festival will be held from August 6 to 9, 2020.

  • How does the Medallion cost?

    The Medallion is the official pass for the New France Festival.

    Watch our website in the spring for more information.

    Be advised that access to the Festival sites is free for children aged 12 or younger.

  • Where can I buy a New France Festival Medallion?

    Watch our website in the spring for more information.

  • Will the activities be cancelled if it rains?

    Normally, our activities occur as planned, rain or shine. However, some activities may be cancelled in case of severe weather, notably if visitor safety might be compromised. Follow our social media accounts to stay on top of all the details in case of bad weather.

  • Where can I get the official 2020 TD New France Festival program?

    The activities grid will be available in June 2020 on our website under the Program tab. You may also find the program as a paper brochure in various tourism hotspots across the city and at Medallion points of sale in participating Quebec City locations.

  • Is it required to dress up for the festival?

    Not at all! Although many visitors come to the TD New France Festival wearing their finest attire, whether to dress up for the occasion is left to your discretion. To have access to all our sites and activities, simply wear your Medallion, the official pass for the TD New France Festival.

  • What is the Medallion?

    The Medallion is the official pass for the TD New France Festival! It allows access to all Festival sites and activities throughout the event. It also grants you numerous discounts in participating businesses.

  • What accommodations are available near the sites?

    The TD New France Festival takes place at the heart of a major tourist area in Quebec City, so there are many hotels nearby. Should you prefer a place to stay outside downtown itself, you’ll find many hotels and inns near the major thoroughfares leading to our sites.

  • How can I avoid traffic during the festival?

    The local bus transit service, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), remains the ideal way to reach our sites throughout the Festival.

  • Where can I park my car?

    The TD New France Festival takes place in the Old Quebec, a tourism hotspot in Quebec City. The best ways to get to this sector are therefore public transit, like the bus or ferry.

    Many parking spots can nonetheless be found near our sites. The nearby streets have parking meters, and surface-level parking is available in the Quebec City Old Port and Upper Town areas. For the exact location of parking spots, check out the Ville de Québec (City of Quebec) website, where you can find all paid parking areas available across the city.

  • Access for the mobility-impaired

    Mobility-impaired persons must show their Medallion to access our sites, but entry is free for all personal attendants.

    Our team is always eager to accommodate mobility-impaired visitors, and all our installations are wheelchair-accessible. However, please note that given the physical location of the Festival, the paved streets leading to our sites may constitute an obstacle for a mobility-impaired person without an attendant. Should you have any questions, we welcome you to contact us. Our team will be glad to help you plan your visit.

  • Animals

    Only guide dogs are allowed on sites that require the Medallion. Although your four-legged friends may be well-behaved, they unfortunately may not enter or sites, even if on a leash or carried in a bag or cage.

  • Food & beverages

    FOOD: A wide variety of foodstuffs is available on our various sites, so you’ll find everything you need for a meal or a snack. On this basis, outside meals are not allowed

    BEVERAGES: As the TD New France Festival takes place at the height of summer, you are allowed to bring your own non-alcoholic drinks on our sites to quench your thirst.

    Although you may not bring your own alcoholic drinks to theTD New France Festival, our merchants are ready to meet all your needs on site. Please note that you may not leave the boundaries of our sites with alcoholic drinks bought within. Also, no glass bottle or glass container will be allowed on the sites.

  • What food is offered on the TD New France Festival site?

    Watch our website in the spring for more information.