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Don’t miss anything the celebrations have to offer: get your Medallion, the official pass for the New France Festival. It grants access to all activities on the program and makes you eligible for numerous discounts in participating businesses. The Medallion of the next edition will be available on June 2018.

Directions

The New France Festival is spread across several sites at the heart of Old Québec, mostly in the Quartier Petit Champlain. Each site is near public transit and numerous hotels and restaurants.

On top of the Festival’s permanent sites, many one-time activities will take place in the streets of Quebec City, including the traditional Opening Parade.

TAKE THE BUS

The Réseau des Transports de la Capitale (RTC) remains the most efficient way to access the New France Festival site. To get close to the festivities, routes 800, 801, 807, 1  and 21 are the best choice.

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Parking

Many parking spots can 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.

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CROSSING THE RIVER 

Need to cross the River to reach the New France Festival? No problem! The Québec-city-Lévis will get you right where you need to be: their ferry dock right by our sites, at the foot of the Quartier Petit Champlain – Place Royale area.

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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 !

FAQ

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

When does the New France Festival take place?

The next edition of the New France Festival will be held from August 1st to 5, 2018.

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 an official New France Festival program?

The 2018 activities grid will be available on June 2018.

Is it required to dress up for the Festival?

Not at all! Although many visitors come to the 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 New France Festival.

Where can I buy a New France Festival medallion?

The Medallion will be available on June 2018.

Free access  for children aged of 12 and under.

What is the Medallion?

The Medallion is the official pass for the 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 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.

To take a look at various bundles, visit the Plan Ahead section of our website.

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. Routes 1 and 11 are your best bets, as they drop you right next to our activities.

There are many other ways to reach our sites, including by car, but also by bicycle as a cycle path runs along the New France Festival sites. For those of you coming from Lévis, cross the river using the ferry to be dropped off right by the Quartier Petit Champlain—Place Royale area.

Where Can I Park My Car?

The New France Festival takes place in the Quartier Petit Champlain—Place Royale area, a tourism hotspot in Quebec City. The best ways to get to this sector are therefore public transit, like the bus or ferry, or biking along the cycle paths.

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.

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. Nevertheless, visitors can also bring their own food should they wish.

Please note that no glass bottle or glass container will be allowed on the sites.

Beverages

As the 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. Please note that no glass bottle or glass container will be allowed on the sites.

Although you may not bring your own alcoholic drinks to the 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.

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.

While the sites themselves are off-limits for animals, you may still enjoy the ambiance of the Festival with your faithful companion in the nearby streets of Quartier Petit Champlain.