We now have ticketing for the remainder of events!
You may now purchase your tickets for the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France parade, the Loto-Québec fireworks, the 5K charity walk, the Chutes Montmorency, the 78th Fraser Highlanders performance and a private ghost tour! You may also purchase your festival medallions with us, which will give you access to a variety of sites at the Fêtes!
Enjoy access to the majority of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France’s sites.
With this special collectible medallion, you will have access to the Place de Paris, the Food and Flavours Market, the TD Stage, Royal Battery, Saint-Louis-Forts-and-Châteaux, the Pioneers Pier, the Cimetière Park, the Musée de la civilisation and the Garden of Ursuline Nuns. If you do not purchase this medallion, you will be restricted in what you can see and where you may go.
Although the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France’s website will be offering it for CDN$10, due to PayPal fees we are unable to offer it at a lower price. You may choose to purchase on their website or here as a convenience. Medallions ordered through our website will be distributed at registration on Tuesday, August 4th.
Les Fêtes de Nouvelle-France Parade
Kick of the Fête with Wednesday evening’s parade through the old walled city.
The parade will feature military bands, drummers, giant papier-mache puppets representing the pioneer founders, French nobles, naval officers, Jesuits, Ursuline and Augustine nuns, and Hurons.
Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec
You will not want to miss the fantastic Loto-Québec firework show. From an excellent vantage point on the bank of the St. Lawrence River, you can watch the brilliant pyrotechnical display light up the night sky.
The fireworks are launched from a firing platform in the middle of the river, in front of Château Frontenac.
Outlandish Gatherings 2015 – Quebec City 5K Fun Walk
Immerse yourself in old world charm as we take in the sights of Old Quebec and raise funds for World Child Cancer.
This non-competitive, informative walk will begin in front of the Samuel de Champlain statue near the entrance of Château de Frontenac. You may want to bring your camera. We will walk by many historical sites and landmarks; Place de Paris, Place Royale, Montmorency Park, and Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Basilica are just a few. Our historic journey will end at the Plains of Abraham where the battle of 1759 took place between the French and the English. It is mentioned in a few of Diana Gabaldon’s books.
Our fundraising goal for this walk is $1000. This amount could provide chemotherapy drugs to 12 children with cancer. We have established a Just Giving event/team page to assist us in reaching our goal. Please consider asking friends and family to contribute to this worthy cause. You can even make your own individualized page under the TEAMS Outlandish Gatherings Just Giving page if you choose. Select join team and continue from there. All donations should roll into the grand total for the event (www.justgiving.com/Outlandish-Gatherings).
*Please note that the walk will include some stairs and steep hills.
78th Fraser Highlanders Performance
Alan Stairs, Garrison Commander of Fort St. Andrew’s 78th Fraser Highlanders and Pipe Major of the Quebec City 78th Fraser Highlander Pipes & Drums has invited us to a performance featuring bagpipes, Highland soldiers, kilts and period muskets.
This performance will precede the Thursday evening Ghost Tour, which will begin near St. Andrew’s. (Unfortunately, the performance time conflicts with the Nobility Ball, so those attending the ball will not be able to attend this performance.)
Les Visites Fantômes de Québec — Private Ghost Tours
The “Authentic” Ghost Tour and the “Original” Evening Lantern Walking Tour of Old Québec City. As skies begin to darken over Québec City, the costumed tour guide of Ghost Tours of Québec, strikes a match and lights his lantern.
Wear your comfortable shoes for this walking tour that will introduce you to the spooky history of Old Québec City. Tours leave on time, rain or shine. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Join us as we explore one of the province’s most spectacular sites, Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (Montmorency Falls) located a few minutes outside the city by car.
Located between the river and the cliffs, Montmorency Falls are 84 meters (275 ft) high and 46 meters (150 ft) wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec and 30 meters (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls.
Those with cars on site can drive to the park directly—parking is $10.44 per car. Others may share a taxi from the hotels. Plan to meet in front of your respective hotels at 11:30AM to share transportation. The park is free to explore. They offer round trip cable car rides ($13.92 RT adult/$7 RT child) and a tandem zip line ($20 adult/$15 child) for the more adventurous. There are also hiking trails, including a cliff-side trail that offers breathtaking views. The park has 3 guided via ferrata hiking circuits that can be booked in advance. We recommend you visit their website for full details and descriptions. (A via ferrata is a protected climbing route which utilizes steel cables fixed to rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, which allows otherwise inexperienced climbers to access otherwise difficult trails that are normally the preserve of serious mountaineers.) There is a gourmet restaurant on premises for those who wish to have lunch there before returning to the city. You may also wish to bring take out from a local eatery as a picnic lunch. We will have a list of recommended places at check in.
Because there is no fee to visit the park (other than parking) we are ticketing this as a free event so that we know who wishes to attend. Those interested in the cable car or the zipline may pay for them at the park.