If you thought that skiing at Mont Tremblant is all there is to do in Quebec, then consider this mandatory reading. While we love a fun ski trip, Ontario’s next-door neighbour is jam-packed with lots of other outdoor activities that are definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re looking to explore the province’s historical districts, take in breathtaking views, climb some trees or get lost in the garden, there’s something for everyone here!
This summer, explore beautiful Quebec through this list of fun activities!
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Old Quebec City
Did you know that Quebec City is the only fortified city north of Mexico? Old Quebec City should certainly be on your exploration list because not only are the cobblestone streets charming and quaint, but the view from where Château Frontenac looks out over the St. Lawrence River is truly breathtaking. You’ll almost feel like you’ve escaped onto a movie set.
Get outside and explore the beauty that is Montmorency Falls. Located just a few minutes from Old Quebec is Montmorency Falls and believe it or not, the waterfalls are 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls! Here there’s something for everyone. Take a fun cable car ride to the top to admire the stellar view. If you’re feeling brave you can even take the zipline and whizz down. Enjoy a picnic in the scenic historic orchard, too for the full experience.
Jacques-Cartier National Park
Situated just 50 km from Quebec City is Jacques-Cartier National Park and it’s one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the province. There is an abundance of fun activities to enjoy like canoeing, inner tubing, kayaking, camping, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, biking, and much more.
If it’s a fun, one-of-a-kind experience you and the fam are after, then don’t miss out on visiting Arbraska Chauveau. This is the place to really challenge yourself and discover new abilities because each areal trek adventure will make a brave warrior out of you. Choose from zip-lining, night treks, extreme courses, or even cave discoveries, to name a few.
Quartier Petit Champlain
It might look small, but this district in Quebec City is a fave among locals and tourists. It’s located in the Vieux-Québec–Cap-Blanc–colline Parlementaire neighbourhood and it’s known for being one of the hottest shopping streets in the area. Get ready to feel like you’ve been transported to centuries past as you stroll through the area that’s surrounded by 400 years worth of history.
Explore The Botanical Gardens
Get lost in the flowers when you explore the Botanical Gardens in Montreal this summer. No matter what type of flower or plant you’re into, there’s something for everyone to enjoy while you’re here. The 190-acre property boasts over 22,000 species and it’s considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens on the planet due to the extensive collection.