Discover the 10 best things to do and see in Old Québec. A stay is not complete without visiting these must-see attractions.
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
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
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.
Spray Park Splash
Jardins de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, OTQ
Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain, Audet Photo
Public Outdoor Swimming Pools
Saint-Roch Public Pool, OTQ
Most public outdoor pools are open from June 23rd. 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 (French only).
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.
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 12- to 19-metre-high waterfalls at Chute Jean-Larose at Mont Sainte-Anne, with Canyoning-Québec. Do you dare get wet?
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