Québec counts many spots to cool down.
When the sun comes out and the weather gets hot, what could be better than a nice dip? Beaches, swimming areas and spray parks—find an oasis to better enjoy the warmer climes!
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!
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!
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.
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?
You can also enjoy Québec City Public Swimming Pools.
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