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

Parc Safari

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Parc Safari is way more than a zoo. Experience the VIP Safari aboard one of the electric bush trucks, travel through the Felines’ Tunnel, take a walk on the Deer Trail, try the restaurants, shop at the store and more. Cool off in the aquatic park and try the wave pool and the oasis tropicale zone. Parc Safari : only a 35-minute drive away from the new Champlain bridge.

Visit the Pointe-au-Père attraction

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A few steps from Rimouski, at the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père, a 90-metre steel monster has taken up residence. The Onondaga submarine is to Bas-Saint-Laurent what space shuttles are to NASA. You can visit the interior by following the adventures of a former submariner thanks to a fun and informative audio guide. In addition, using a tablet, you will discover the exterior of the submarine and its powers. At the museum, you'll shudder as you learn the story of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, the largest in Canada, which sank in 14 minutes, killing 1,012 people on board.

Family fun at Parc Découverte Nature and awesome mini-golf at Glo Golf

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Today, go with the family to the Parc Découverte Nature and experience an immersive and interactive survival adventure. The Park's flagship activity, Acoatica, is a huge indoor and outdoor video game that combines technology, the outdoors and fishing. Acoatica is an interactive and immersive adventure on the survival of endangered fish species in Quebec. End the day in style at Glo Golf Aventures, this totally fun mini-golf course located in an old church. Have fun on this luminous journey through giant 3D sets and ultra-violet lighting.

Fort Ingall

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of this historic site, which is a reconstruction of a British fortification built in 1839 on the shores of Témiscouata Lake during a border conflict between the United States and Canada. A guided tour and exhibition rooms teach visitors more about the history of the region. It is also possible to spend the night at the Fort and sleep in the dormitory for an extraordinary experience.

Water activities in La Jacques-Cartier

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There's nothing better than playing in the water in summer! Enjoy the water slides at Village Vacances Valcartier, paddle boarding, the new electric surf, rafting, canoeing or kayaking. On the water, life is always beautiful in summer!

Places to stay for a longer vacation

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To enjoy a privileged contact with nature at your own pace, why not make a stopover on one of the islands of the archipelago to spend the night and catch the stars. The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve has 32 wilderness campsites, six oTENTik tents and six Ôasis accommodations on six different islands. Île aux Perroquets is home to a former lighthouse station that has been transformed into a four-star inn. These campsites and accommodations are made for an unforgettable stay full of discoveries. It's enough to make you dream!


Vauvert-sur-le-lac-Saint-Jean is a tourist complex set on the shores of majestic Lac Saint-Jean at the heart of the Boreal forest. In addition to the beach, services include camping, cottage rentals, kayak rentals, summer theatre, and a variety of other fun activities.
On one of the private campgrounds or in the comfort of a fully-equipped wooden rental cottage, enjoy this unique site with access to a fine sandy beach and forest trails for hiking or mountain biking expeditions. (Website only available in French)

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