Do you need inspiration for your family vacation? Here is a list of 10 family summer activities in Québec City that will please every family member!
While Québec City is known around the world for its historical charms, it is possible that the youngest will soon get tired of learning how Samuel-De-Champlain founded the city or how the Ursulines were able to save the first inhabitants from disease and cold weather. I therefore propose 10 family summer activities in Quebec City that will please both children and parents and that promises unforgettable moments that will have a place of choice in childhood memories.
1- Changing of the guard at the Citadel of Quebec.
Every morning from 24 June until Labor Day in early September at 10:00 am, watch the changing of the guard with its soldiers in uniform who take over the protection of this military building during a Colorful ceremony. Accompanied by military music and Batisse, the goat that serves as a mascot for the Royal 22nd Regiment, it is an ideal way to start a family day out. The activity is free if you have a ticket for the visit of the citadel or the Museum.
2 – Mornings of free games parents-children at the Library Monique Corriveau of Sainte-Foy.
Every Friday and Sunday, the Monique Corriveau library located on the Route de l’Église in Sainte-Foy welcomes the little ones and their parents or grandparents with games, toys, crafts, all at a very low cost of 4$ per child. You can also go check the Sainte-Foy Ludothèque and participate in one of their family activities offered all year round.
3 – Chocolat Favoris and Beaver Tails.
What better way to take a break in a day full of discoveries? Let the little ones have the opportunity to taste the best ice cream coated with chocolate from Quebec City or the famous Queues of Beaver Tails! Originally established in Old Lévis, Chocolat Favoris is renowned for serving the best chocolate coating in the province on a fresh and creamy ice cream. As for the Queue de Castor, this typical Canadian dessert, several merchants offers it, but to savor the original you must go to the store named after it in the Petit-Champlain district.
4 – Escape game in the Quartier Nouvo Saint-Roch.
A double tour located in the heart of the Nouvo Saint-Roch district, offers you an immersive experience of interactive escape filled with challenges and puzzles. Each member of the family will be solicited to escape from the thematic environment that you will have chosen from the 4 different environments, such as “At wonderland” which is especially aimed at young reckless. Chills guaranteed!
5 – Géorally on the trail of New France at the Ilot des Palais.
If your children are still not satisfied with historical facts, take part in the Géorally du Vieux Québec and discover the important places of the French colony in America. Armed with a GPS, you will have to find clues that will lead you to 15 sites of historical significance for the inhabitants of New France in the 17 century. Will you find them all?
6 – Super Inukshuk labyrinth.
Still within the escape thematic, the company offering dog sled tours in winter offers you a very entertaining family activity for all ages with their outdoor labyrinth. Located only 20 minutes from the bridges, Aventure Inukshuk also offers hiking trails in breathtaking landscapes!
7 – KCR karting in Château-Richer.
Experience the ultimate racing experience in the Quebec City area with KCR Karting karts, which are the fastest and safest in the region. Learn the basics of racing with the entire family with their double karts or go-karts for children and enjoy piloting courses offered by experienced drivers.
8 – Village Vacances Valcartier and the Bora Parc.
This list would certainly be incomplete if I would not mention the largest water amusement park in the province of Quebec: Village Vacances Valcartier. More than 35 slides await you in addition to 2 themed rivers, water games and a wave pool that will satisfy the expectations of all family members. The day is rainy? Head to the Bora Parc, the indoor water park that opened in the winter of 2016 and offers the same kind of fun as the outdoor park, but in an indoor environment that recreates atmosphere of the Islands of French Polynesia.
9 – Capitals of Quebec City at the Stade Municipal Canac.
What better way to end your day than by watching a ball game with all the familly? In a historic stadium that has nothing to envy from the major American stadiums, the Capitals offer you Professional Baseball of high caliber with a competitive team every year. Be witness to the rivalries that have been brewing with other Canadian teams like Ottawa and Trois-Rivières who have joined the CAN-AM league in recent years.
10 – Parc of the Aquarium du Québec.
Your family stay in Quebec City would not be complete without a visit to the Aquarium du Québec.With over 10,000 animals from the marine animal kingdom, the park also offers a multitude of activities for the whole family such as interactive rallies, water games and even the possibility of meeting the most famous residents such as walruses and polar bears.
With these 10 summer family activities in Québec City, your visit to the National Capital Region will be a getaway that will be remembered by all members of the family, young and old alike!