Quebec City has a number of attractions designed for or more suitable to children:
IMAX Le Théâtre
5401, boulevard des Galeries
Québec, QC G2K 1N4
Toll free: 1 800 643-4629
We have the largest movie screen in Canada, so come live the unique " IMAX Le Théâtre " experience. A wide variety of stunning IMAX 2D and IMAX 3D films will put you right in the heat of the action.
Jardin zoologique du Québec (Quebec Zoo)
9300, rue de la Faune
Charlesbourg, QC G1G 5H9
418-622-0312, Fax: 418-646-9239
The new Jardin zoologique du Québec presents a brand new collection specializing in birdlife and gardening presentations. Appreciate the beauty of our animal collection: more than 750 specimens representing 300 species. Wander through the various thematic gardens. Enter our huge, 2 400 square-meter greenhouse and discover the tropical climate and the splendors of Oceania.
Surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, you will encounter animals such as fishing cats, tree kangaroos, siamangs and several bird, insect and reptile species. Stop by the farm with your children. Admire the show offered by birds of prey. Take in the action as our animals' savor their meals. Get a close look at species such as deer and lemur. Discover Africa. Open every day starting at 10:00 a.m.
Les Glissades de la Terrasse (Dufferin Terrace Tobogan Slide)
52, rue Saint-Louis
Québec, QC G1R 3Z3
418-692-2955, Fax: 418-692-5482
Located on the Dufferin Terrace behind Château Frontenac, the Glissades de la Terrasse is the only attraction of its kind in the province of Québec. Zoom down a slide standing 82 m / 270 feet high in a specially built toboggan, reaching speeds of up to 90 km/h / 60 mph before coming to a stop at the bottom, 152 m / 500 feet away. Onsite skating rink ($2 fee per person£). Skate rentals: $5 (includes fee). Miniature outdoor sugar shack.
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission: Group rate available for a half-day or based on the number of runs.
MégaParc des Galeries de la Capitale
5401, boulevard des Galeries
Québec, QC G2K 1N4
418-627-5800, Fax: 418-627-5807
A huge recreation park to delight both young and old with a selection of 17 rides (Ferris wheel, roller coaster, small train, bumper cars and merry-go-rounds, etc.) all integrated into the shopping mall. Other attractions include a skating rink, a mini-golf course, boutiques and restaurants.
Open: recreation park: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.£ Thursday and Friday, 12 noon to 9 p.m.£ Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee for attractions: From $0.80 to $1.60.
Parc Aquarium du Québec (Quebec Aquarium)
1675, avenue des Hôtels
Sainte-Foy, QC G1W 4S3
418-659-5264, Fax: 418-646-9238
The new Parc Aquarium du Québec will take you on an expedition from the boreal zone to the Arctic. Discover more than 3,500 specimens representing 300 species: mammals, fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles. In the outdoor park, see our marine mammals including white polar bears and several seal species. The Parc Aquarium offers a unique experience. In a large artificial ocean filled with 350,000 liters of water, dive into the Pacific and observe more than 650 specimens. Attend our residents' lively meals.
Discover the little-known world of scientific research. Handle marine invertebrates such as starfish or sea urchins. Discover the aurora borealis. Attend our multimedia presentation. From the top of the cliff, observe the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and the two bridges. The new Parc Aquarium du Québec offers a memorable experience all year long! Open every day at 10 a.m.
Super labyrinthe de la Jacques-Cartier (Jacques-Cartier Maze)
143, route Duchesnay
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC G0A 3M0
418-875-0434, Fax: 418-875-1584
This maze, which looks like a fort, is a dodecagon (in laymen's terms, it has 12 sides). The object of this activity is to find the centre of the maze by answering humorous and educational questions. It takes about 2½ hours to get through the maze. The questions and maze layout are changed every month.
Village Vacances Valcartier
1860, boulevard Valcartier
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0
418-844-2200, Fax: 418-844-1239
Toll free: 1 888-3village
In summer, Valcartier Vacation Village is the largest water park in Canada! The site features more than 23 different water slides, some of which are found only in Québec! Major aquatic attraction including tandem slides and a witching river with a mediaeval look. The water park also features a huge wave pool, a .5 km adventure-packed tropical river, the Everest -the only accelerating slide of its kind in North America, karting, and an ultra-modern campground with 680 sites right inside the park. Note that the water in all of the basins and in the wave pool is heated to 28°C (80°F). A team of 65 qualified lifeguards carefully monitors all waterways, and lifejackets are provided free of charge on request.
In winter, Valcartier Vacation Village offers 42 sliding hills adapted for inner tubes and carpet slides for young and old alike. Don't miss the Himalaya, a high thrills sector where you speed down very long, steep slopes. Then discover the amazing Everest for snow rafting enthusiasts and the Tornado. Also found on-site, 17 mechanical lifts, 4 500 inner tubes, a play area with slides for toddlers, skating paths with musical accompaniment and lighting in the evening, karting on ice, and last but not least, a complete range of catering and bar services. Located at 20 minutes from Quebec City.
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