Quebec City, where it's located

The climate of Quebec City is continental, with very cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in southeastern Canada, at the 46th parallel north, on the St. Lawrence River (which freezes in winter), and is the capital of the province of Quebec.
On the coldest days of the year, the temperature can drop to -30 °C (-22 °F) or even below. In 2015, it dropped to -34.5 °C (-30 °F). On the hottest days of the year, it can reach 30/32 °C (86/90 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -12.8 °C (9 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19.3 °C (67 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Quebec City - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-18-16-9-1510141282-4-13
Max (°C)-8-6081722252418113-4
Min (°F)031630415057544636259
Max (°F)182132466372777564523725

Precipitation amounts to 1,190 millimeters (46.9 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 75 mm (3 in) in the driest months (February, March) to 120 mm (4.7 in) in the wettest (July). On average, 3 meters (10 feet) of snow fall per year. Usually it snows from November to early April. Here is the average precipitation.
Quebec City - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)857575851151101201051151001051001190
Prec.(in)3.3333.34.54.34.74.14.53.94.13.946.9
Days171413121513141313141618175

On average, there are around 1,915 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Quebec City - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours345678875433

Quebec City

Best Time


The best time to visit Quebec City is summer, from June to August.