The Best Family Vacations are Happening in Québec City

Comité éditorial Destination Québec cité
Editorial Team
Updated on May 8, 2023
Family in a kid's playground in Old Québec
Pierre-Nic Lessard

The Québec City region is literally bursting with activities your kids will love. Here are just a few of the special attractions that make Québec City the perfect Canadian family destination.

Free Outdoor Entertainment

Mention de source Ville de Québec

Summer street performers bring the streets alive with wonder, magic, and smiles at places like Dufferin Terrace and the square at City Hall.  After dark, head to the shores of the St. Lawrence River or pick a viewpoint in the Old City above to watch the fireworks of Grands Feux Loto-Québec. They’ll light up your night! 

It’s So Fun to be French

Lieu historique national des Fortifications-de-Québec
Mention de source Parcs Canada

The opportunities to learn or practice French in Québec City are endless. As the cradle of French North America, the city will immerse you in a rich, unique culture that brings new experiences and discoveries at every turn.

Big Family Adventure

Québec City is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty, including Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, a provincial park where children 17 and under get in free. Not a big hiker? Not a problem! You can float down the river aboard a small raft or inner tube—great fun for everyone, including children 5 and up. It’s a whole new way to see the outdoors!

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Mention de source Mathieu Dupuis - Sépaq

Thrill-seekers will love the double zipline across the majestic falls at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency or the Air Canyon, a new attraction and first of his kind in a natural park in Canada at Canyon Sainte-Anne.

Head out to discover the region along one of the many well-maintained bike paths. The water games along the Samuel-De Champlain Promenade make a fun stop for the kids and offer beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and the Upper Town.

Super Indoors Fun

Thunder and lightning? So not frightening! In Québec City, there are tons of things to do indoors. Nice try, Mother Nature.

At the Galeries de la Capitale mall, you can play all day in the Mega Parc amusement park, 18 attractions that will satisfy the whole family.

Valcartier indoor water park
Village Vacances Valcartier

Dive into a world of aquatic wonder at Aquarium du Québec, home to 10,000 marine specimens and the awesome Grand Ocean tunnel.

Or enjoy the Bora Parc, an indoor water park including 14 slides, a family pool, a river full of activities and more!

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Comité éditorial Destination Québec cité
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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