5 Best Family Attractions Near Quebec City
Quebec City is known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, bistros and charming historical buildings. The "Welcoming City" is also brimming with indoor and outdoor amusement, perfect for kids, teens and the whole family. Here are five of the best family attractions near Quebec City.
1. Aquarium du Québec
Top of the list of family activities near Levis is the Aquarium du Québec. The aquarium has over 10,000 animals and 300 species for you to see. The site is open all year, allowing visitors to explore all the ecosystems, fauna and flora that the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters are renowned for.
Expect to see various native and exotic amphibians, fish and invertebrates, and marine mammals like seals and polar bears. One of the latest additions is the Immersion projection — showcasing hundreds of animals. The projection includes eels, walruses, Greenland sharks, giant squid and sperm whales.
Your kids will love exploring the discovery zones, interactive trails and planned activities.
2. Méga Parc
Explore the biggest indoor amusement park in eastern Canada. Méga Parc is the perfect place for the family to visit, with 18 attractions, including:
- Amusement park rides, like the Ferris wheel and carousel
- Ice skating rink
- Climbable play area
- Zip line
- Arcade games
- 4D theater
The steam-punk-themed environment gives the indoor park an industrial-era feel, making it a unique adventure for young and old. The Ferris wheel is the only hubless one in North America. The skating trail is the longest in Canada, and the zip line allows you to explore the park over 12 meters or 40 feet in the air.
3. Canyon Sainte-Anne
Canyon Sainte-Anne consists of a 1.2 billion-year-old rock, pothole, waterfall and suspension bridges to admire the magnificent views. The canyon offers the perfect place for the family to hike, discover the area's natural beauty and participate in various activities.
Ride over the gorge in a motorized chair for two. The AIRCANYON ride takes you over gushing rivers, through forest thickets, 90 meters or 295 feet in the air and at 50 kilometers or over 30 miles per hour.
Use the interactive app — The World of Petraminis — to bring the canyon to life. The immersive app introduces little creatures who have shaped the canyon's history and give you a quest.
A popular family activity is the Stone Stories Treasure Hunt. Complete giant puzzles, sudoku and historical games and go on hunt-and-seek adventures. Even listen to enchanted tales from the larger-than-life guides.
4. La Citadelle de Québec
Another family-friendly attraction near Old Québec is La Citadelle de Québec on Cape Diamond. The active military installation lets you explore and learn about 300 years of military history and the authentic fortress. The location has various activities, including ghost mysteries for the brave.
The National Historic Site allows you to see the change of guard ceremony with the honorary goat, Batisse, in tow. Explore the Royal 22e Régiment Band exhibition, celebrating over 100 years of existence. The site offers both permanent and temporary special exhibits.
5. Musée de la Civilisation
The Museum of Civilization offers interactive exhibits celebrating cultural history and science. My Place youth exhibition allows youngsters to explore secret passages and see enormous furniture, collectibles and artwork. Participate in family workshops on historical, contemporary and sometimes strange topics.
The famous museum in Quebec City offers an immersive experience, and guided tours are available for special exhibits.
Book Your Family Vacation Near Quebec City
Quebec City KOA Holiday is the perfect base camp to explore family fun near Levis. Our campground is a short distance from Quebec City, with a variety of excellent amenities.
Stay at one of the Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites or a Deluxe or Camping Cabin. Traditional campers may prefer the Tent Sites for an under-the-stars experience. Book the ultimate family adventure and reserve your site today.