If you’re looking to take your family on a holiday in Canada, you should seriously consider the beautiful province of Quebec. Not only is Quebec rich with French Canadian culture, but there are activities aimed at people of all ages, so both you and your kids will have a great time. Whether you want to get away for a weekend in the city of Montreal or stay for a month in a log cabin on the countryside of Saint-Tite-des-Capsin, Quebec has destinations for all to enjoy. This guide will give you an idea of what you can do and where you can stay on your trip to the region.
Places To Stay
You have to decide where you want to stay. Maybe you want to stay a couple of nights in the city before moving onto a few bed and breakfasts and eventually winding up in a chalet by a lake. There are all kinds of accommodation styles available around Quebec, for groups of all sizes. Some locations you might want to look at include:
Camping Orléans – Set right by the St. Lawrence River, perfect quiet spot to get away
Camping Valcartier – Right by a water park
Bed and Breakfasts
Dans les bras de Morphée – Beautfiul view of the St. Lawrence River
B&B Hayden’s Wexford House – Vintage experience stay in an old Irish home
Le Bonne Entente – Luxury hotel with amazing gardens and amenities
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Amazing experience staying in the culture filled Old Quebec
L’Auberge du Mont – With a magnificent view of Jacques-Cartier Valley
Domaine Notre-Dame – Lots of recreational spots and activities your family can do here
Must Sees Destinations
The buildings have a truly unique look. Walking around the area you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time as you see horse carriages and street performers.
Wall of Quebec
There is an amazing guided tour of the fort wall you should take. You’ll learn all about the rich history of the fort on top getting some awesome views of the area.
St. Lawrence River & Vieux-Port de Québec
A picturesque view, like a setting out of a classic movie. The port has everything from market to public shows.
A well-kept landscape, unique architecture and beautiful gardens make a tour of Parliament Hill worth checking out.
If you enjoy church style architecture then this is a must. There are hundreds of stained glass windows, unique statues and shrines.
Quartier Petit Champlain & Place Royale
This is a fun area, full of cobblestone streets and a plethora of art galleries. The area is so full of character that you can’t miss it.
Beautiful Scenic Countryside
Montmorency Falls Park
Higher than Niagara Falls, you can actually zip line across this amazing destination. There are tours, hikes and everything in between. It’s something you’ll definitely want the kids to see.
Plains of Abraham
How the beautiful countryside backs right onto the city is amazing. It’s like something from the future. You’ll want to spend a day enjoying the open area with a BBQ lunch.
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
An amazing outdoor adventure can be had here. You can fish, kayak or swim in the river, or spend a day hiking the massive cliffs overlooking the valley.
Le Massif de Charlevoix
Overlooking the river, you’ll feel like you’re in the clouds. Kids won’t forget this terrific view. Skiing there is must.