Word from our elective officials

Over the coming days, Québec City will be embarking on a veritable journey through time. Thanks to the talents of the artists, artisans and historical interpreters featured at the New France Festival, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the lives of early French settlers.

In addition to being a fun and original way to reconnect with our rich history, the New France Festival is also an undeniable source of economic benefits for Québec City and helps raise its profile internationally. This is why the Government of Canada is proud to support the Festival once again this year.

We commend the organizers on their efforts to create a lineup that allows Canadians and international visitors to relive the era of New France. We would also like to thank the many artists and volunteers who helped bring the 2018 Festival to life.

The Honorable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Honorable Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

C’est avec fierté que le gouvernement du Québec soutient les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, lesquelles bonifient et diversifient l’offre touristique de la région de la Capitale-Nationale, tout en contribuant à son rayonnement et à son dynamisme.

Cet événement rassembleur attire des milliers de visiteurs souhaitant vivre autrement un pan de notre histoire. Nul doute que les nombreuses activités proposées leur permettront de découvrir ou de redécouvrir l’Amérique des 17e et 18e siècles.

Nous invitons donc les festivaliers à y assister en grand nombre et à profiter de leur séjour pour parcourir la région et découvrir ses différents attraits touristiques. Voilà une belle façon de tirer avantage de la saison estivale et de tout ce qu’elle a à offrir!

Bonnes festivités!

Julie Boulet

Ministre du Tourisme
Ministre responsable de la région de la Mauricie

Sébastien Proulx

Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport et ministre responsable de la région de la Capitale-Nationale

Once again this year, the New France Festival invites us to step into the picturesque universe of the men and women who brought into the world and nurtured our unique accent of the Americas.

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to participate in this great distinctive event. A festive celebration of our rich history, this festival transports us back to the 17th and 18th centuries, to a time when our city was already playing a major role within the continent. In the company of colourful historic figures, we discover unexpected and sometimes surprising aspects of day-to-day life in the early years of the colony.

The New France Festival: enjoyment and good humour guaranteed!

Régis Labeaume

Mayor of Québec City