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5 Reasons to Spend a Day at Galeries de la Capitale
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As the biggest shopping mall in the Québec City area, Galeries de la Capitale is a fashion destination like no other, but that’s not all. If you can only make one stop to satisfy your urge to shop, Galeries de la Capitale has absolutely everything you need. Here are five reasons to put this mega mall on your list.
Shop at 280+ Boutiques
There are so many top name brands at Galeries de la Capitale, you’re sure to make exciting finds. Browns, Guess, H&M, L’Occitane, The Bay, Lindt, Mac, Michael Kors, Pandora, Roots, Sephora, MEC—you name it. With that kind of selection, there are stores in every direction to suit anyone’s style!
Visit the first Canadian retail store to achieve zero net carbon emissions. The Simons store at Galeries de la Capitale has 3,300 solar panels that generate over 1.3 million kWh/year. That’s enough to power 50 homes!
Plus, Galeries de la Capitale has loads of amenities to make your shopping experience a breeze: calm areas for babies and parents, free Wi‑Fi, phone chargers, strollers and wheelchairs available to rent, and more. You can even optimize your shopping with the help of a personal stylist!
Eat at the All new Galeries Gourmandes
Galeries Gourmandes, a whole new kind of food market, with some 20 local artisans and products. This inviting space is the perfect place to meet local producers and chat about their products. Stop by and pick up gourmet treats from Québec to share when you get home, like cheese and other dairy products from Laiterie Charlevoix, blood pudding from Le Roi du Boudin, duck delicacies from Les Canardises, fine charcuterie from Les Cochons tout ronds, bread and baked goods from À chacun son pain, old‑fashioned donuts from Beignes d’Antan, cheesy comfort food from Chiz, cookie dough made to be eaten raw from Cookie Bluff (don’t knock it till you try it!), artisanal chips served hot out of the fryer from Jos Otis Croustilles, and salts and spices from Kanel.
Stop by the RICARDO Boutique for the full range of Ricardo home accessories and kitchen tools, plus a counter full of delicious meals for people on the go. Madame Chose, a new restaurant concept by Restos Plaisirs, will be added to the mix starting in December. And at Atelier Gourmand, there’s a kitchen for educational food experiences, star chef appearances, cooking classes, and events.
Have Fun at the Biggest Indoor Amusement Park in Eastern Canada
Take a break from all that shopping for the thrills at Méga Parc. This steampunk amusement park boasts 18 different rides and attractions. From “Oooohhhh” to “AHHHHH!!!,” there’s an adrenaline rush for everyone. Get a view of the whole park from atop the spokeless Ferris wheel or go skating on the longest indoor ice path—two attractions you won’t find anywhere else in North America. To top it all off, you can even see a movie on the biggest screen in the country at the Cineplex Imax.
Get Special Discounts for Visitors
If you live more than 40 km (just over 25 miles) from Québec City, you can pick up special deals and promotions at participating stores. You can also get a visitor’s card from Guest Services that gives you a 5% bonus when you buy $100 or more in Galeries de la Capitale gift cards.
Shop Late Every Night of the Week
Think you don’t have time to make it to Galeries de la Capitale? Think again! It’s the only shopping mall in the city that’s open until 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, so you can visit whenever it’s convenient.
Happy shopping at Les Galeries de la Capitale!
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