From fascinating animals at zoos, aquariums and interpretive centres to thrilling water slides and adrenaline-pumping aerial courses, there’s no shortage of places to explore and have fun with the kids. Look forward to entertainment and amazement at amusement centres, theme parks and museums. They all promise to wow you, no matter how old you are!

Visit Alma Lac-Saint-Jean for its beaches!

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Dip your toes in the warm water and relax on the 42 km of fine sand beaches of Alma Lac-Saint-Jean. Lake Saint-Jean (or Piékouagami) is known for its fresh water of exceptional quality and its shallow banks, which makes it an ideal and safe lakeside destination for families. You can access the water from one of the many public beaches or from around twenty campsites along Lake Saint-Jean!

Have fun at Zoo de Granby

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The Zoo de Granby is a major tourist attraction and zoological garden in Quebec, with trails allowing visitors to observe over 1,300 animals from about 225 exotic species, among which are elephants, giraffes, gorillas and tigers. Various paths will transport the whole family to the faraway continents of Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. Guests can attend 20 presentations or so by zookeepers and educators.
And make sure to bring your bathing suit! At the Amazoo water park, the whole family will enjoy a refreshing and extraordinary experience in a setting inspired by an Amazon village. Palm trees, waves, beach... There’s nothing like it!

Get together with the family for a fun day at Camping Plage Pohénégamook

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With nearly one kilometre of fine sand, Pohénégamook Beach is not only the most beautiful freshwater beach in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, but it’s also listed among the best beaches in all of Quebec. On-site, you can rent water sports equipment (such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, etc.). You’ll also find Quebec’s largest inflatable water playground for hours of fun! Don’t miss the beach pavilion with a snack bar and terrace to recharge your energy levels. And to extend the fun, be sure to book your site to camp near the beach!

Enjoy some family fun at Village Vacances Valcartier

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Village Vacances Valcartier is known for its outdoor water park, which is fun for the whole family, but there’s much more to do on site. You’ll see, planning an entire family vacation will become a breeze. Head to the Bora Parc (an indoor water park) and the relaxation centre, or maybe give the joys of camping or ready-to-camp a try. There’s even a fabulous hotel on site with everything you could ask for!

What if there was a way you could taste a region?

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With its wealth of agricultural resources and its abundance of food producers, Lanaudière is a region that is worth discovering with your palate! Goûtez Lanaudière helps make things easier by offering agritourism circuits, which take you along country roads to see jam makers, beekeepers, wineries, microbreweries and more! Take a trip through idyllic settings, stopping as often as you like to sample the region’s wide diversity of food and drink, stock up on products to take home and discover incredible know-how.

Montreal's urban parks: nature in the city

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Throughout the summer, parks and green spaces all over the Island of Montreal invite you to take a breath of fresh air and enjoy a moment in nature and a surprising change of scenery. These parks can be found both in the heart of downtown and in the suburbs and become havens of peace for picnicking, strolling, cycling or simply relaxing. From Cap St-Jacques in the West Island to the Île-de-la-Visitation nature park and the iconic Mount Royal, Montreal’s parks all offer something special to brighten up your summer season!

Nature in its purest form!

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The Forêt ancienne sector of the Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées is the perfect playground for the whole family. And when we say “the whole family”, that obviously includes your dog! You'll be charmed by its 12 km of trails and its wide range of activities: hiking (gentle slope), trout fishing, biking, hebertism and geocaching. What's more, this regional park offers a wide range of on-site facilities: a dog park in the middle of the forest, 4 rustic campsites, 1 shelter for overnight stays or daytime breaks, 2 sites for small RVs and 4 ecological toilets at the trailheads.

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