Quebec: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Find the most favorable time to visit Quebec from seasonal averages in many locations like Tadoussac or Baie-Comeau, right here.

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When is the best time to go to Quebec?

From a climatic point of view, Québec is particularly pleasant during the months between May and September. In fact, Quebec can be discovered all year round. Beach lovers and sun passionists will choose to visit in the summer, from June to August. This period is also the season that is most acclaimed by vacationers, who come in large masses to relax in Quebec. The only disadvantage of such are the large crowd - which risk spoiling intimate moments with relatives and causes an increase in the costs of the stay. Of course, this high tourist season creates a difficulty in finding hotels at affordable rates. On the other hand, the intermediate seasons from mid-March to May and from September to November, should be privileged in order to discover Québec in peace, while enjoying the magnificent climatic conditions. If one has a good tolerance to the cold in winter, it is possible to benefit from the opportunity of discovering Montreal and Québec beneath its heavy blankets of snow - as well as the chance to ski in the best resorts throughout Quebec.

So, when is the best time to go to Quebec? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Quebec, the weather is at least tolerable in July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Québec City are June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Québec City are July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Montreal, Granby, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, with good weather at least 5 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Quebec for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad Quebec in january
very bad Quebec in february
very bad Quebec in march
very bad Quebec in april
very bad to good* Quebec in may
bad to good* Quebec in june
tolerable to good* Quebec in july
tolerable to good* Quebec in august
tolerable to good* Quebec in september
very bad to tolerable* Quebec in october
very bad Quebec in november
very bad Quebec in december

When to go to Quebec by city

Québec City

Best time to go to Québec City

The best months to go to Québec City are june, july, august and september.

Gaspé (Gaspé Peninsula)

Best time to go to Gaspé (Gaspé Peninsula)

The best months to go to Gaspé (Gaspé Peninsula) are june, july and august.

Montreal

Best time to go to Montreal

The best months to go to Montreal are may, june, july, august and september.

Saint-Felicien

Best time to go to Saint-Felicien

The best months to go to Saint-Felicien are june, july, august and september.

Baie-Comeau

Best time to go to Baie-Comeau

The best months to go to Baie-Comeau are july and august.


Climate and Weather in Quebec

Lying across an immense territory that is three times that of France, Québec has 4 types of climate: humid continental, Atlantic, subarctic and arctic. From spring to winter, each season offers several surprises throughout the province and the city of Quebec.

Summer Climate in Quebec

This is a great season to travel to Quebec. The sun is on the program throughout the province and many festivals are organized outdoors. In the city of Montréal, the average temperature is 20 C between June and August, while in the city of Québec - which enjoys a more humid continental climate, the average is 18° C. The weather is sometimes punctuated by severe thunderstorms, as in Vancouver, but the clemency of the climate allows for the practice of various outdoor activities. 

Quebec's Climate in the Fall

If September still benefits from the last rays of summer sun, the temperature drops considerably by the month of October and the snow can already begin to fall - especially in the north. In November, the climate already resembles that of winter with a temperature that ranges from -1° C to 3° C. 

Quebec in the Winter

Extending from December to March, the winter in Quebec is rigorous. The thermometer drops below 0° C and snowfall is abundant. The months of January and February are the coldest, with temperatures as low as -13° C. Despite the cold, this part of Canada continues to host many festivities and is becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the world for a ski holiday. 

Spring Climate in Quebec

At the beginning of April, the spring seems to arrive slowly - but the climate is generally pleasant. In this season, the transformation of maple water into syrup is a true tradition. The temperature gradually increases and exceeds 10° C in May. 

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Temperatures and rainfall in Quebec

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Quebec and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Québec City, Gaspé (Gaspé Peninsula), Montreal, Saint-Felicien and Baie-Comeau, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Quebec

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cities in Quebec

About Quebec

What can I do in Quebec?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife


Is this weather information for Quebec reliable?

Climate data for Quebec has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Quebec allows us to determine the average for each month in Québec City, Gaspé (Gaspé Peninsula), Montreal, Saint-Felicien, Baie-Comeau, Baie-Saint-Paul, Granby, Matane, and 16 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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