Activities Cool Enough for Teenagers

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on March 12, 2024
Two girls relax near a canoe on the beach at Baie de Beauport.
Marc-Antoine Hallé

Ah, the terrible teens! The age when the kids decide, “A holiday with my parents? No thanks!” That is unless there's plenty to keep them entertained—and let them enjoy a little free time of their own! The Québec City area has lots to keep teens happy, and ample opportunities for all of you to share some quality time. Here are a few suggestions:

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    Explore Old Québec

    Exploring Old Québec, history lessons come alive in a captivating way. Here are some of the favourite activities for teenagers:

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    Have a Blast at Village Vacances Valcartier

    Welcome to the most important 4 season resort in Eastern Canada!

    In summer cool off with 35 waterslides, a huge wave pool, and Everest—the highest speed slide on the continent! And in winter there are 42 tubing and snowrafting runs to enjoy! A little ice karting with that? Yes, sir!

    Bad weather on the way? Head to Village Vacances Valcartier's indoor waterpark!

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    Embark on Thrilling Adventures

    Do your teenagers enjoy feeling chills? So why not treat them to a safe adventure? Experience the excitement of outdoor adventures at places like Arbraska or Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where you can actively participate in activities, including zip-lining through the treetops and conquering challenging obstacle courses.

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    Indulge in a Hearty Dose of Adrenaline

    Adrenaline junkies have a wealth of options to push their limits. Take the wheel for outdoor karting sessions, navigate through turbulent rapids while rafting, or venture into the unique experience of ice canoeing across frozen waters. 

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    Catch a Live Game

    Québec City is renowned for its professional and university sports teams.

    Take in a game with friends. With Rouge et Or football at Université Laval, Québec Junior Major Hockey with the Québec Remparts, and Frontier League with Les Capitales, you can't go wrong!

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    Browsing Through Large Shopping Malls

    Going for a stroll in shopping malls is always a winning activity with teenagers. If you like to play and shop, Galeries de la Capitale is the place for you. It’s home to Eastern Canada’s biggest indoor amusement park and tons of stores, shopping just got a whole lot more fun.

    From high fashion to everyday items, you’ll find everything you need in the few kilometres of stores running from Laurier Québec to Place Sainte-Foy by way of Place de la Cité


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    Head to the Beach

    Baie de Beauport is the ultimate destination to instantly transport yourself to vacation mode! Do a little sunbathing on this kilometre-long sandy beach or, if you are more the active type, play soccer, volleyball, or toss a Frisbee. Canoes, kayaks, rabaskas, centreboarders, catamarans, windsurf boards and paddle boards can also be rented on-site. 

    Station de la Plage is a new section of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain and has everything you need to enjoy the beautiful summer days: fine sandy beach with chairs and parasols and an infinite swimming pool, giving the impression of bathing in the river. 

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    Have Fun in an Entertainment Centre

    Escape rooms and laser tag are beloved by teens and anyone who likes to solve puzzles, strategize, and go on fun-filled missions and quests as a team. Treat your family to an exciting challenge at EliviascapeÀ Double TourSauve qui peut, and Laser Game Evolution.

    For those who prefer to stretch their legs, several options are available to them: they can learn alpine skiing (or improve their technique) in the cozy environment of Préski, have fun navigating ninja warrior courses at Obstak -Mouvement urbain, or refine their soccer skills using the technological facilities at EuroClass

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    Be Amazed by an Immersive Multimedia Night Walk

    Immersive multimedia experiences always appeal to teenagers, and the Onhwa’ Lumina trail in Wendake is no exception. As night falls, this 1.2 km forest path transports us through the enchantment of light, sound, and video projections. It’s a true celebration of life and the values of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

Équipe édito
Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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