Waterpark and Pools
When the sun comes out and the weather gets hot, what could be better than a nice dip? Beaches, swimming areas and spray parks—find an oasis to better enjoy the warmer climes!
Village Vacances Valcartier
- Village Vacances Valcartier
This large waterpark is a must in Québec with over 35 water slides.
Take a trip down the two thematic rivers and spend as much time as you like in the massive wave pool. Then, whirl or zip down the water slides – more than 30 - comfortably seated on your inner tube or face-first on a foam mat. But don’t worry—there’s something for everyone, from timid to brazen! At Village Vacances Valcartier, the little ones can slide, splash around and generally get soaked with the water games at the Cockadoodle Farm, the Pirates’ Hideout and the Mirage, the park’s newest attraction. As a bonus, all pools are heated!
Baie de Beauport
- Marc-Antoine Hallé
A beach just 5 minutes from downtown? Yes, it’s possible!
Discover one of the “coolest” places in town on the shores of the St. Lawrence River: Baie de Beauport. 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. Children will have a great time on their very own playground with watergames to keep things cool.
Station de la plage
- CCNQ, Jean-Sébastien Chartier-Plante
Station de la Plage is a brand new section of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain, a park that runs along the St. Lawrence River between Old Québec and the bridges.
The magnificent site has everything you need to enjoy the beautiful summer days: fine sandy beach with chairs and parasols, infinite swimming pool, giving the impression of bathing in the river, mirror pool with fountains of water, outdoor showers, patios and restaurant service.
From the Old Port, you can get there easily by bike via the bike path or by the RTC's 400 summer service on weekends.
1375, boulevard Champlain, Québec City
Old Port's Harbour Bath
- Port de Québec
- Port de Québec
The Port of Québec Oasis is a new free public harbour bath located at Bassin Louise in the Old Port.
There is a rest area as well as outdoor changing rooms, lockers, and showers. The harbour bath provides the equivalent of an Olympic-sized swimming pool with five 50 m swimming lanes and a 25 m² leisure swim area. Lifeguards are on site at all times during the opening hours to ensure the swimmers’ safety.
Spray Park Splash
- Jardins de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, DQc
- Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain, Audet Photo
Public Outdoor Swimming Pools
- Saint-Roch Public Pool, DQc
Most public outdoor pools are open from mid-June. Located in the city center along the Saint-Charles River, the Marina Saint-Roch offers a swimming pool and a lively area appreciated by the whole family.
See also the Québec City Public Swimming Pools directory (in French only).
Lac Saint-Joseph Beach
- Plage Lac Saint-Joseph
This half kilometre long sandy beach on the shores of one of the most beautiful lake in the area is located less than hour from Old Québec. Swimming, nautical activities, and beach volleyball are on the program.
Not really swimming, but just as refreshing! You don’t need to be a great athlete to take part in this activity, which consists in rappelling down and along a waterfall. Give it a try with Canyoning-Québec. Do you dare get wet?
Sainte-Foy Outdoor Recreation Centre
A wonderful and easily accessible place to enjoy nature just steps away from the city! In addition to a swim beach, you can rent kayaks, pedal boats and canoes at Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy.