Baie de Beauport
A beach just 5 minutes from downtown? Yes, it’s possible! Discover one of the “coolest” places in town on the shores of the St. Lawrence: Baie de Beauport
. Do a little sunbathing on this kilometre-long sandy beach or, if you are more the active type, play soccer, volleyball, or toss a Frisbee. Canoes, kayaks, rabaskas, centreboarders, catamarans, windsurf boards and paddle boards can also be rented on-site. Children will have a great time on their very own playground with a water park to keep things cool. Don’t miss the beach parties with live DJ!
Village Vacances Valcartier
This large waterpark is a must in Québec with over 35 water slides. Take a trip down the two thematic rivers and spend as much time as you like in the massive wave pool. Then, whirl or zip down the water slides – more than 30 - comfortably seated on your inner tube or face-first on a foam mat. But don’t worry—there’s something for everyone, from timid to brazen! At Village Vacances Valcartier
, the little ones can slide, splash around and generally get soaked with the water games at the Cockadoodle Farm, the Pirates’ Hideout and the Mirage, the park’s newest attraction. As a bonus, all pools are heated!
Spray Park Splash!
Plan a spray park outing for some refreshing family vacation fun! On a hot summer day, the children spray parks at Aquarium du Québec
, Les Sept-Chutes
interpretation and outdoor centre, and Station des Sports on Promenade Samuel-De Champlain
will delight the whole family.
Palm trees in Québec! If you don’t believe us, that’s because you have never set foot on the half-kilometre fine-sand beach at the Lac Saint-Joseph beach
! Not only can you swim there, you can also kayak and pedal boat. The biggest lake in the region provides access to swim-quality water. Your getaway just 25 minutes from the city!
Sainte-Foy Outdoor Recreation Centre
A wonderful and easily accessible place to enjoy nature just steps away from the city! In addition to a swim beach, you can rent kayaks, pedal boats and canoes at Parc Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy.
Not really swimming, but just as refreshing! You don’t need to be a great athlete to take part in this activity, which consists in rappelling down and along a waterfall. Give it a try with 12- to 19-metre-high waterfalls at Chute Jean-Larose at Mont Sainte-Anne, with Canyoning Québec
. Vallée Bras-du-Nord
in Portneuf features four canyoneering sites (from intermediate to expert). You can choose between half-day excursions at Cascade de l’Île de Pâques or Chute Delaney, full days at Cascade Des Anges or even day-and-a-half excursions with an overnight stay in a hut at Cascade des Falaises. Do you dare get wet?
Public Outdoor Swimming Pools
You can also enjoy Québec City Public Swimming Pools.