Place D’Youville is a popular square among locals and visitors alike. Thriving year-round, the square is forever bustling with activity. During the summer Place D’Youville is filled with musicians, skateboarders, and roller bladers. In the winter, rent some skates and spend the afternoon at the ice rink! Alternatively, explore the many specialty and boutique shops.
This is also the perfect place to begin your tour of Old Québec because Place d’Youville is right between the Artillery Park National Historic Site and the Parliament Buildings.
During the summer season it is very difficult to find a table at the sidewalk cafes. If dead-set on rendezvousing at one of these stops, make sure to bring along sharp eyes to snag a table! At the end of the year Québec City holds the Coup d’Envoi celebration at the Place d’Youville. Packed with tourists and locals alike, the main attraction of the festival is its incredible fireworks display.
The Place D’Youville hosts a variety of events and festivals year-round. For information on what events or festivals will be on during your visit please contact the city.