Just like the enormous popular festivals of the past, the New France Festival is steeped in a fun and celebratory atmosphere. The atmosphere comes from both the planned activites and the extras who work the sites and the streets of Old Québec and quickly spreads to everyone else involved in the festival, bringing the city to life every summer.
It is with a great pride that we announce that the SAQ New France Festival is now a member of the Signature Experiences Collection (SEC), put forward by the Canadian Tourism Collection (CTC), willing to promote travel to Canada.
For the last 16 years, the SAQ New France Festival gives the opportunity to relive history in a simple and effective way for nearly 200 000 people every year. This festive event is truly unique because of its historic nature, its manner to develop the areas of the Vieux-Québec and its varied program.
Historical content is key to the event. A different theme is chosen each year to allow the New France Festival to come up with original ways to present every facet of history in order to shed light on a period or important historical phenomenon, allowing visitors to discover and share in a whole new world. A broad range of cultural activities with an arts and entertainment flavor are put on, and such quality content has enabled the festival to become a major event.