Available between June 27 and October 10, 2022

Our twist on "take-out": Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

Parks Canada partnered with local restaurants on a Perfect Picnic!  As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fortifications of Quebec is filled with magnificent sites for picnics in the heart of Old Quebec.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Place your order with a participating restaurant
  • Pick up your lunch
  • Find your perfect picnic place and enjoy!

Local partner

Smith Café: La Maison Smith


  • 1141 Saint-Jean Street, Québec, QC G1R 1S3
  • 9 Des Jardins Street, Québec, QC G1R 4L4 

Opening hours: every day between 7 am and 7 pm

Order on the spot: come in and ask for the «Perfect Picnic» 
Order in advance (minimum 2 hours before arrival): by phone (581 777-1417) or by email


Classic Perfect Picnic

Price: $ 19.99 + taxes
What is included :
  • One ''Croissant Smith''
  • One salad of the day
  • One brownie
  • One beverage (regular coffee or limonade)

Veggie Perfect Picnic

Price: $ 22.99 + taxes
What is included :
  • One veggie spread with coleslaw
  • One salad of the day
  • One date square
  • One beverage (regular coffee or limonade)

With the purchase of a meal in one of the participating restaurants, get 50% off admission to Artillery Park in Québec City or to Fort No.1 in Lévis. (valid for one adult).

Are you a restaurant owner and would like to participate in this initiative next year? Contact us!

Find your perfect picnic place

We offer three perfect picnic spots at the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site:

The Perfect Picnic program is also available at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site and at Lévis Forts National Historic Site
Help us keep the Fortifications of Québec beautiful

Leave no trace - Pack it in, pack it out. Learn more about the Leave No Trace Canada program.