Culture, sports and recreation
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Culture, sports and recreation


Québec has developed a culture that is vibrant, resolutely contemporary and open to the world, a culture at the crossroads of European and American trends. It has an extensive network of internationally acclaimed creative talent from all disciplines.

Québec’s festivals draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. An ideal meeting place for all types of audiences, festivals are held year-round, throughout Québec.

Fans of cultural events and movie buffs can take advantage of an impressive network of performance halls and cinema complexes that present original productions from Québec and elsewhere.

Québec also has many museums, art galleries and exhibition centres.

Literature is another medium of cultural expression and affirmation in Québec. Several publishing houses publish thousands of books yearly that are distributed through major book fairs and a large network of public libraries.

Sports and recreation

Quebecers practise a very diverse range of recreational activities year-round.

In winter, Quebecers take advantage of many sports facilities, which allow them to appreciate nature. There are 90 ski hills and about 40 cross-country ski centres that offer thousands of kilometres of marked trails. There are also over 30,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails.

In summer, golfers can enjoy hundreds of courses that are ranked among the best in Canada. Québec’s bicycle paths and hiking trails extend for thousands of kilometres. Every municipality in Québec is equipped with sports facilities such as swimming pools, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and tennis courts. Water sports enthusiasts can practise their favourite activites on hundreds of lakes and rivers.

Québec has a vast network of parks and reserves where hunters, fishers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy their favourite sports and recreational activities.


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