Outdoors Nearby

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The Jacques-Cartier River, deep in the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

Québec City’s Greatest Parks

Find the parks with the most stunning scenery, the natural sites that will leave you speechless, and the best places for a host of outdoor activities.

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Montmorency Waterfalls

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The Québec City Area has them in abundance, each with its own magnificent features. They’re yours to discover!

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  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
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    Nouvelle Vague Expeditions inc. - descent of La Traditionnelle on the Jacques-Cartier

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Activities to Explore

  • Backcountry skiing

    Backcountry skiing

  • Two young women canoe in the river at the bottom of the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Rowboat fishing

    Fishing and Hunting

  • Canyoning-Québec - Chute Jean-Larose

    Climbing and canyoning

  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Cross-Country Skiing

  • Two people are dog sledding on a snowy trail.

    Dogsledding

  • Ski Massif de charlevoix

    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Three people in fatbike are enjoying a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Fat Biking

  • Arbraska Duchesnay

    Treetop Adventures

  • A couple hikes in the forest on the La Jean Larose trail in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Hiking

  • Ice fishing

    Ice Fishing

  • Snowmobilers riding in a field

    Snowmobiling

  • Mountain biking at Empire 47

    Mountain Biking

  • Moose Watching at Forêt Montmorency

    Wildlife and Bird Watching

  • View of the waterfall and the stairs at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

    Parks and Recreation Facilities

  • Nouvelle Vague Expeditions inc. - descent of La Traditionnelle on the Jacques-Cartier

    Rafting

  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

    Snowshoeing

  • A cyclist rides on a bike path in the Old Port of Québec with the Château Frontenac in the background.

    Road Biking

  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.

    Via ferrata and Zipline

Watch the Majestic Nature

Panorama of Old Québec in winter, frozen St. Lawrence River and sunset, from the South Shore.
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Québec City in Winter - The Ultimate Snow Adventure

Discover new ways to slip, slide, and enjoy the snow like never before, in a real winter wonderland.

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Our editorial team recommends its official tourist guide to help you discover the destination and plan your stay.

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The Best of Québec City

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Mixologist Patrice Plante prepares a cocktail at Bistro l'Atelier on Grande Allée.
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A mother and two children participate in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation.
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Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
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A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.