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From July 25 to 30, over 2,000 magicians coming from 50 different countries will gather in Quebec City Convention Centre for the FISM World Championship of Magic. Over six days, professional magicians will have the opportunity to watch spectacular performances, participate in lectures, and attend so-called "jam sessions" with peers. A show is also open to the public daily for the duration of the competition.

110 contestants will be competing for the FISM Grand Prix top prize. Founded in 1948, the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) is the most respected organization in the global magic community with 100 regional associations, including the Canadian Association of Magicians.

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An exhibition of giant plant and flower sculptures is coming to Quebec City's Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge this summer. Mosaïcultures Québec 2022 will feature 200 works by 100 horticulturalists. In total, the organization says the show will comprise six million flowers and plants.

The exhibition, titled "Once Upon a Time... the Earth," will unfold across five sections.

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Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul, one hour north of Quebec City, is back from July 21 to 24 with a stacked line-up of local and international acts, some of which will be performed on a floating river stage! Attendees can splash in the water, or laze on kayaks, inflatable unicorns, and inner tubes while taking in a show.

The music festival is known for its creative stages, beautiful backdrops, and focus on sustainability. This year the line-up is expanding to 90 artists across 25 stages, with notable headliners like French electronic music duo Polo & Pan, Parisian pop and nu-disco band L’Impératrice, Canadian indie rock band Death From Above 1979, Quebec rapper Loud, Canadian singer-songwriter and "trash folk" banjoist Lisa Leblanc, among others.

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Looking for a cute date idea in La Capitale Nationale? Look no further. The aquarium in Quebec City has a new immersive exhibition that feels like a trip into the ocean, with all the fish, turtles, and whales.

The "imMERsion" exhibition at the is the perfect spot to take anyone who loves all the creatures that live in water.

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Looks like we're going to be extra cold this year. Not only is Igloofest making its grand return to Montreal after a pandemic-related hiatus, but festival organizers also announced the launch of its first-ever edition Quebec City in March 2022.

The lineup for the three-day dance party in the capital includes DJs and bands including KAYTRANADA, Lou Phelps, LOU FRE$H, Rossy, Deathpact, Zeds Dead, gardenstate, Sinca and Above & Beyond.

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Okay, but imagine coming across these statues at night? Quebec City residents who visit the Parc de la Maison O'Neill between October and December are in for a surprise. Towering out of the bush are three unnaturally blue figures gathered around a giant golden apple.

Artist duo Cooke-Sasseville says their latest installation, titled Le Fruit Maudit, presents a "visual enigma" by distorting "various symbols that are easily identifiable by the public."

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Wondering which Quebec town to visit during October? We've got you covered. If you're looking for a terrifying corn maze to wander through, make your way to Laval.

If you're looking for unique decorations to see, check out Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion, as it's turned into a scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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The minute it starts getting a little bit chilly in Montreal, we can't help but start thinking of holiday festivities. And what better way to break in the season than by visiting one of the many Christmas markets in Quebec once they open?

If you're in the midst of planning your winter bucket list, you can go ahead and add Quebec City's German Christmas Market to it, as the market confirmed it'll be returning in 2021.

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  • After an immensely successful Montreal run, Imagine Van Gogh is moving to Quebec City.
  • The exhibition offers an immersive view of the artist's most famous works and inspirations.
  • Get all the details, including the last Montreal dates, here.

After an extremely popular run at the Arsenal art contemporain in Montreal, Imagine Van Gogh is set to move to Quebec City. "The Centre des congrès de Québec will host a spectacular immersive exhibition devoted to the work of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, which will take the viewer on a journey to the heart of the artist's canvases," says a press release. "This announcement comes on the heels of the immense success of the exhibition currently on display in Montréal [...] which will have attracted more than 200,000 people."

For the exhibit, Van Gogh's works and images of his real-life inspirations are projected onto giant hanging canvases and the gallery floor.

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With the temperature at its very worst here in La Belle Province, it can be hard to come up with fun things to do either on a date or when you're looking for something fun to do with friends. It's especially hard to find fun things to do that aren't just wandering through countless museums, which is why we came up with this list of nine indoor things to do Quebec City.

The activities on this list are perfect a rainy day (or a freezing cold day), and they aren't just drinks and a movie.

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  • Le Grand labyrinth Servlinks corn maze in Quebec claims that, this year, it has broken the world record for biggest corn maze in the world.
  • At over 70 acres, it is the size of 181 hockey rinks.

Located in La Pocatière, Quebec, about a 4 hours drive from Montreal, Le Grand labyrinth Servlinks makes for one of the coolest road trips in the province.

The 287,326.8 square metre labyrinth is all done by foot, so it makes for a great workout! You are still going to want to look cute because there are a lot of Insta-worthy shots to be taken at this corn-maze.

Just make sure you bring a lot of water, comfortable shoes and snacks.

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Anywhere you go in Quebec during the summer there is bound to be a festival in the vicinity. And if you're near Quebec City at the end of August, this is the festival you don't want to miss.

For the sixth year in a row, MondoKarnaval is back! And dare we say, bigger than ever. This is the most festive festival that ever fested. 

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