“Québec City rejoices in summer.
This is the season when animated crowds of tourists discover Old Québec for the first time, and restaurant patios fill up. Outdoor hang-out spaces pop up throughout the city, parks are shady oases and the cool waters of rivers and pools offer tantalizing escapes. Some spaces will allow you to exchange the stickiness of summer’s humidity for the stickiness of scrumptious eats or sweet cocktails. Others offer water sports and hiking, as well. Personally, I think a swimming crawl to the best beaches, lakes and rivers in Québec City is the best way to enjoy the season.
Here are the best places to dip your toes or go swimming in and around Québec City.”