Galerie d’art inuit Brousseau et Brousseau, in Quebec's Vieux-Quebec neighborhood, was established by Raymond Brousseau in 1974. This gallery was where Brousseau could showcase his collection of sculptures by local artists, that he has been accumulating since 1956. In 1999, he opened the adjoining space as the The Brousseau Museum of Inuit Art. The Hydro Quebec Room is a permanent zone that showcases the original collection by Raymond Brousseau. Beautifully crafted sculptures by local Inuit artists, mainly revolving around their culture and beliefs, comprise the artworks on display at both these galleries.
Quebec City's modern Grand Théâtre de Quebec stands in stark contrast to the venerable beauty of the Palais Montcalm, which it effectively replaced. Built in the mid-1960s, the home of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and L'Opéra de Québec does have its own charm, however. The Salle Louis-Fréchette seats spectators in a classic four-tier arrangement, while the Salle Octave-Crémazie is a more intimate option with fewer seats. With a huge annual program befitting a first-class, multi-use facility, any visitor with an interest in the arts is likely to find himself or herself, enjoying at the Grand.
The Beauchamp and Beauchamp Art Gallery is a gem in the collection of art galleries, established by art enthusiastic couple, Marc and Claudette Beauchamp. Following the success of Galerie d'art Royale, their first gallery established in 1993, the Beauchamps were motivated to open the doors to Galerie d’art Beauchamp et Beauchamp a few years later. This gallery offers a platform to promote Canadian artists. Contemporary and classic artworks can be perused here. The varied themes, ranging across landscapes, portraits, animals, abstract and more, are sure to appeal to the discerning art lover.
Skirting the Saint Lawrence River, this 2.5 kilometer (1.55 mile) stretch is one of the most picturesque recreational spaces in the city. Besides refreshing views of the meandering river, the beautifully laid-out promenade offers numerous delightful experiences from lush woodlands for nature lovers to play areas for the sports enthusiasts. Worth a special mention is the Station des Quais, a series of gardens showcasing artistic interpretations of the great river. Opened in 2008, the promenade has garnered wide acclaim and numerous awards for its design, and has become one of the most popular public spaces in the city.
If you wish to peruse beautiful artworks by local Canadian artists, the head over to Galerie Perreault, nestled in the heart of historic Quebec. Professional artists delving in contemporary and fine arts are well represented at this gallery. The walls of the gallery are covered in subtle hues of brown and beige, that enable to bring out the vibrant colors of the paintings. Madeline Lemire, Anne Marrec, Michel Pleau and Benoit Simard are some of the many artists, whose works have been displayed here. The gallery also has a second location, a few blocks away, at côte de la Montagne street.
The grand Château Frontenac is not only the most recognizable feature of the Quebec City skyline, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the "most photographed hotel in the world". Perched on a hill overlooking St. Lawrence River, the monumental chateau-style hotel was custom built in 1893 for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a luxury resort. The original hotel was designed by Bruce Price and completed by William Sutherland Maxwell who added the iconic central tower in 1924. Although not the tallest, Château Frontenac dominates the city skyline with its peculiar silhouette; an undeniably exalted example of Victorian Architecture. The hotel is now the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, featuring over 600 guestrooms of varying sizes, each luxuriously appointed and many offering incredible views over the St Lawrence River.
Housed in a two-story structure, in Quebec's Montcalm neighborhood, Galerie Linda Verge has been delighting visitors with exquisite works of contemporary art for over 30 years. Artworks by renowned names along with creations by upcoming artists are showcased here, providing a great platform to promote this form of art. Paintings, that reflect the vibrancy and technique of color, and sculptures, that reveal skills of moulding, are the kind of works displayed at Galerie Linda Verge.
Théâtre Periscope is a popular name in the field of theater and is home to some of the best artistic performances in the city. Theater lovers will adore the passel of exotic and charming theatrical shows staged on the dais from time to time. Discover innovative acts even as you treat your senses to a brilliant amalgamation of visuals, conceptual solidity and auditory brilliance. The theater comprises of 4 main entertanment zones: the main theater, the Salle Bleue; which hosts intimate cultural and corporate dos, meetings and conferences, the studio Marc Doré and the exhibition space, Le Foyer. Also, you will find theater companies like Niveau Parking, Blanc, Les Nuages en Pantalon and Gros Becs, situated in the premises of the Periscope, performing often in the theater. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Théâtre De La Bordée was started by a group of young actors and now provides a conducive environment for students to develop their talent. Post their shows, the theater also allows for interactive sessions between the artist and the visitors. Cultural art and plays are held throughout the year. Check website to get acquainted with the latest schedule.
All you lovers of chocolate find your way to Érico, if you want to give in to your dark temptations. Take in the many objects on display at the museum. Furthermore, learn the secrets of chocolate making and also watch a video demonstration. Then move on to the most interesting part, ordering your choice of chocolates! Home delivery is available too.
Established in 1931, Pavillon de la Jeunesse is an indoor sports arena situated in the Old Limoilou area of Quebec City. It is surprisingly modern and very versatile in its space usage where the entire 17,000 square feet (1,580 square meter) area can be used to host sports events, concerts, ice shows and other major events like figure skating tournaments. With a capacity of close to 5,000 spectators, this arena scores highly on layout, seating, accessibility, sanitary facilities, audio visual & lighting equipment and other logistics.