14 Things to Do in Quebec this Summer with Kidsfull disclosure for further information.
Quebec is a well-known province in Canada. What makes it unique is that French is the main language spoken. It attracts a lot of tourists every year. Now you may be thinking “But I don’t speak French” and that’s okay. Over half of the population in Québec speaks English as a second language and as I’m from there, I’ll be speaking English.
Have you ever visited Quebec? It‘s a beautiful place and I’m sure you’ll have a fun time in our province. I love our city and I thought I would share with you 14 things you should do while traveling around the province of Québec this summer with kids. You will have a great time visiting each of these places, taking advantage of everything that Quebec has to offer!
1. Woodooli Parc (Chaudière-Appalaches)
Flight 315, The Age of Dinosaurs Theme Park at Woodooli Parc
The world of dinosaurs is your playground! You’ll have a Jurassic good time when you visit this amazing dinosaur park, where there are over 100 dinosaurs and fun activities for the whole family. Discover the world of palaeontology, the science that studies living beings from the past, and become aspiring palaeontologists yourself by exploring the jungle and seeing dinosaurs in their natural environment.
See what you can expect in this park:
- There are over 100 dinosaurs, as well as 30 life-size robots.
- Trails to see dinosaurs
- Skeletons and fossils are displayed in the interpretation centre.
- Entertainment and shows
- The journey of the little raptors (games, zip line and slides)
- Activity such as “In the footsteps of the dinosaurs” and more!
Explore the world of palaeontology: travel to the Amazon jungle and meet the dinosaurs!
2. Parc Oméga (Outaouais)
When you arrive at Parc Omega, the majestic arching sign at the entrance lets you know you’ve arrived. After you enter in the gate, there will be a big park house if you wanted to have some refreshments or use the bathrooms. You can also get a map, which shows where all the main attractions are.
Parc Oméga is a one-of-a-kind family adventure in the heart of Quebec’s natural beauty, culture, and history. Montreal, Ottawa, Laurentian, and Tremblant are all around an hour apart. Parc Oméga allows you to see Canadian animals such as moose, elk, bison, wolves, and bears in their native habitat. The park is open all year and provides a variety of activities for all ages, including animations, picnic spaces, hiking paths, and more, for a unique and enjoyable day. The colonisation and first nations route will teach you about our country’s past.
The Parc Omega is one of our favorite places. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day with the family. When your child’s favorite place is the nature, you know it’s a great place to visit. Your child will love the playground and eating a picnic while feeding deer. Our favorite spot is located at the end of First Nation Trail, where you won’t be disturbed by a lot of visitors. Make sure to bring your carrot bag. Keep some for the end of the trail, where smaller deer will approach you. You can feed them all year, as shown in the photo above, which was shot in the winter.
3. Zoo Grandby (La Haute-Yamaska)
Zoo Grandby is a popular destination offering various activities. The place is home to thousands of animals from throughout the globe. The zoo also has a petting farm where children and adults may pet and feed farm animals. A large water park including a wave pool, lazy river, interactive play structure, bucket dump, slides, and climbing structures is within the zoo. It also has an amusement park featuring a roller coaster, a kiddie coaster, and several rides. This is definitely one of Quebec’s top tourist attractions, with so much activity in one location.
4. Aquarium du Québec (Quebec City)
Do you want to do something different with your family? Bring them to the Aquarium, where they can see over 10,000 animals. It is home to around 300 species and provides year-round entertainment.
The following are some of the 10,000 specimens from 300 different species:
- native and foreign fish
Not only you can visit polar bears in the wild at this place but you also have access to numerous seal species frolicking in the outdoor park. Many Pacific Ocean animals swim in this massive 350, 000-liter tank. Water games and a ropes course are available during the summer. “Pavillon des profondeurs” with jellyfish, rays, and sea horses are a must-see. Aquarium du Quebec is an attraction that makes a visit to the city of Quebec even more enjoyable for everyone. This aquarium is the perfect place for anyone who wants to learn about marine life and at the same time have an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The Aquarium du Québec is a must-see, year-round adventure! Here, electric vehicle charging stations are available for your convenience. Moreover, it offers partial access to mobility-impaired people. Also, outdoor parking is free onsite.
5. Ferme Guyon: Nursery, Market & Farm (Monteregie)
Ferme Guyon is the farmer’s market in Chambly, Quebec that has it all under one roof. From edible flowers to smoked fish and garden items, they’ve got it all. If you live in and around the Chambly, Quebec area, chances are you know all about Ferme Guyon. The Farmer’s Market is a huge attraction where you can find almost anything sold by a local farmer…and we mean anything ! Ferme Guyon is a great place to have a bite to eat, pick up a souvenir, or spend a day with the family.
It has a butterfly pavilion where you will have an opportunity to hold butterflies in your hand, and watch them fly around you. The farm’s main attraction is the petting farm. Everyone knows what a petting farm is, but in case you don’t, it’s a place where children (or adults) can get up close and personal with all kinds of farm animals like bunnies, chickens, goats, cows and sheep.
6. Havana Cabana (Estrie)
If you’ve never been to Camping Havana Resort, you’re in for a real treat when you set foot on our 263-acre site. The location—35 minutes from Sherbrooke and Drummondville, 1.15 hours from Montreal—is the perfect place to get away from the city and experience a taste of the Caribbean. It’s in Maricourt, in the Eastern Townships, and it’s designed to look and feel like a Cuban vacation.
The place has a central swimming pool and a Cuban-inspired dishes and treats cafeteria. Guests may enjoy live musical performances, a swim-up bar, and the shade of palm trees blowing in the breeze while the pool is open.
Adults and children will enjoy activities and entertainment they have to offer. It will be a perfect summer vacation with the whole family!
7. La Ronde (Montreal)
La Ronde, Montréal’s amusement park, is located in Parc Jean-Drapeau close to downtown Montréal and offers thrills, chills, splashes, and laughter. La Ronde is a great spot to take your kids for some summer fun with over 40 rides and attractions, as well as exciting performances and entertainment throughout the park. You will never get bored, with everything from family-friendly performances to thrilling rides for thrill-seekers. You can fly through the air with Catapulte. The Boomerang also allows you to zip through high-speed loops.
As long as parents accompany little children, they may enjoy La Ronde’s Kids and Family rides. A minimum height restriction applies to the majority of thrill rides. Rides, entertainment, games, restaurants, and special events are all available at La Ronde.
8. Watch the International Fireworks Competition (start at 10 pm EST at La Ronde)
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, Montréal’s annual International Fireworks Competition, is held at La Ronde every summer and is one of my favourit part. Every summer, thousands of people flock to the St. Lawrence River’s banks to see fireworks. Those who want a better view of the events can reserved seats at La Ronde for a fee. Reserve your seat on the shores of Dolphin Lake, in the centre of La Ronde – is the perfect place to see the event – and enjoy this unique and timeless performance with family and friends. Witness a variety of fireworks shows that are synchronized with music. Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan are among the countries represented.
9. Village Vacance Valcartier Water Park (Quebec)
At the Village Vacances Valcartier, you’ll have the time of your life this summer! The water park that will surely entertain your kids is here! Village Vacances Valcartier is an excellent choice for a family summer vacation, especially with a kid. Take a dip in the outdoor water park. It features more than 100 water games and 35 heated water slides.
Is it going to rain outside? Don’t worry: Mother Nature’s whims are never an issue at the new Bora Park indoor water park. Regardless of the weather outside, the park has a French Polynesian atmosphere. It has a temperature of 30°C (86°F).
Here, you will have a wide range of activities to choose from.
- Aroma Spa
- Bora Parc
- Digital Games Room
- Outdoor Waterpark
If you wish to stay longer, there’s something for everyone, from elegant suites at Hôtel Valcartier to wooded campsites and rustic cottages.
Cruises are one of the best experiences you will have in Tadoussac. Come and have an unforgettable experience in the middle of the best whale-watching location. During your whale-watching cruise, you may be able to see 13 different kinds of whales and marine creatures on a boat specifically designed for whale-watching while exploring the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Everything it has to offer is always worthwhile!
Tadoussac’s whale-watching season runs from May until the end of October. Whale sightings vary throughout the summer as they look for food, but in recent years, the trend has been for them to be more numerous and active in September and October. July and August are indeed the best months to visit.
On June 24th, 2021, we went on a whale watching trip; we didn’t see many whales, but we enjoyed the views and islands along the coast. Read more about our journey “4-Day Road Trip: Quebec City – Charlevoix – Tadoussac” (day 3 of our trip)
Montreal Zipline is an exciting experience that allows you to see Montreal from above. Fly across the city like a superhero, and bring the whole family along for this unique, safe, and exciting journey! You’ll fly a distance of 1200 feet (366 meters). Climb to the top of an 85-foot (26-meter) tower and take in the breathtaking views of downtown Montreal. It is located in the Montreal Old Port, immediately in front of Terrasse Bonsecours, at Hangar 16, near the Clocktower pier.
Your instructor will provide a 5 minutes training session to ensure your safety and enjoyment. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, gives you a sense of security, and is quite kind. Even with more minor children, I had no doubts about this being safe for them. The kids will surely love the experience they are going to have here! The activity is approximately about 30 minutes.
Visiting Québec also means experiencing the beauty of the Montreal Botanical Garden. It is the centerpiece of Montreal’s top must-see attraction.
The Botanical Garden is at the heart of Montreal Space for Life. It is Canada’s largest natural science museum.
The Garden is not only one of Montreal’s gems but also one of the world’s most prominent attractions. This area will give you fresh air. Also, you will appreciate its natural beauty. It has over 22,000 different plants, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and more than 20 thematic gardens.
This Garden is better suited for children and field excursions. It is where they can learn about crops, medicinal plants, and potentially harmful plants.
To discover more about this spot, check out this post Favorite Spots You Must See in Montreal
13. Au pays des merveilles (Laurentides)
The attraction park Au Pays des Merveilles, located in the Laurentians near Sainte-Adèle, an hour’s drive from Montreal, is the perfect location for family activities. The many activities offered by the attraction park, which is unique in Quebec, will captivate children from 2 to 8 years old.
At Pays Des Merveilles Attraction Park, there are activities for the whole family! For the youngest riders, the new roller coaster is a challenge. This BIG roller coaster is over 40 metres long (132 feet long) and climbs to 5.5 metres in the air, making it accessible to everyone with a height of 83 cm (33 inches) (18 feet in the air).
Children can meet and take pictures with their favorite star character of the day, such as Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, or Cinderella. Come and experience more than 50 family activities, including 9 thrilling rides, in Sainte-Adèle.
14. Au village du père noel (Laurentides)
It’s in Val-David, Santa Claus spends the summer. He will welcome you to his amusement park, which has more than 30 activities, including water slides, a climbing wall, a ball pool, inflatables, pedal go-karts, and farm animals. There is something for everyone in the Village du Père Noel! They provide activities for children ranging in age from 2 to 8. Whether they are cautious or adventurous, children can discover new games or rediscover the ones they have enjoyed most.
The entrance charge is $27.00 per person (taxes included), including admission to the site’s activities. Great-grandparents and children under the age of 2 are always free. There is also free parking.
This year, you must reserve ahead to ensure the number of persons on the Village site. At any given time, it does not exceed a specific level.
Au village du père noel, the whole family will have a great day!
The area of Québec City is packed with fun activities for your kids. Also, it provides a wide range of family-friendly activities. As an additional perk, many accessible leisure activities are equally enjoyable for people of all ages. There are several places and activities to keep your children entertained. It ranges from indoor museums, water parks, trampoline parks, and outdoor parks and waterfalls.
I hope you liked reading this post! Please let me know how useful it is for your next summer vacation!