Are you looking for the perfect way to spend a summer evening during your stay in Québec City? If so, I have just the thing for you: Go watch the local nine run the bases at Canac Stadium in the Lower Town.
Les Capitales de Québec are Québec City’s minor league baseball team. Since 1999, they have been entertaining residents of this capital city with winning baseball – seven league championships in 21 years. Not too shabby, if you ask me. Since late in 2019, the Capitales have been part of the Frontier League, an independent league that has teams on both sides of the Canada/US border. This year, because of the Covid pandemic, the Capitales have joined forces with the team from Trois-Rivières and have played the first half of their season completely in United States as Équipe Québec. But, with travel restrictions easing now, the boys of summer are back in town!
Last week, I went to one of the first games on home turf. Oh, what an experience! The weather was perfect – not too hot, not too cold. The view was exceptional – the bright lights, the green field. And the players brought their A game. Although the home team came up a bit short in the box score at the end of nine innings, a good time was had by all. My seventeen-year-old daughter and her friend especially liked the carnivalesque entertainments typical of minor league ballparks across North America. And that’s the thing. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to revel in an evening at Stade Canac. There is atmosphere and ambiance to please all tastes.