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Oct 19 2021 to Mar 20 2022


Come and play outside!


Display - Musée de la civilisation

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Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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Oct 19 2021 to Mar 20 2022

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Admission Fees

5 and under$0
6 – 11$5
12 – 17$7
18 – 34 $15
Adults (35+)$20
65 and +$19
Families$45
MembersFree

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5 and under$0
6 – 11$5
12 – 17$7
18 – 34 $15
Adults (35+)$20
65 and +$19
Families$45
MembersFree

200 Years of Practicing Sports in Quebec City

Quebec City's unique topography inspired the development of certain sports such as snowsheing, skating, skiing, curling and sliding with showcase of objects taken from the collections of the Musée and loans granted by athletes from Québec City's region.

Quebec is full of rivers, wide open spaces and drops that delight many athletes. The frozen surface of The St. Lawrence River invites you to skating, hockey, curling or more extreme activities including ice canoeing. The many parks such as Victoria Park and the vast Plains of Abraham, attract athletes of all stripes, wearing cross country skis or snowshoes. And what about the famous coast and magnificent mountains that surround Québec on which skiers and winter sports enthusiasts can set off! Whee!

To enjoy winter in Quebec City when it's covered in an abundant blanket of white snow, people say that you just need to practice an outdoor sport. Many indigenous traditions, such as snowshoeing or tobogganing, were adopted by the French settlers to facilitate their travels. However, it was the British who popularized sports in Quebec City at the end of the 18th century. They started curling, skating and skiing clubs, making Quebec City one of the first cities outside of England to practice sports in general.

Thanks to a showcase of objects taken from the collections of the Musée de la civilisation and loans granted by athletes from Québec City's region who have distinguished themselves on the international scene such as Manon Rhéaume, Gaétan Boucher or Kim Lamarre, it's a invitation to play outside!

Conçue et réalisée par le Musée de la civilisation, en collaboration avec la Ville de Québec, cette vitrine-exposition est appuyée par le gouvernement du Québec et la Ville de Québec dans le cadre de l'Entente de développement culturel.