Whether you want to let loose on snow tubing slides or head out to skating rinks, ice fishing spots or even the zoos to interact with fascinating animals, the magic of winter charms people of all ages. It's time to have fun as a family and introduce your little ones to the joys of the outdoors all the while creating lasting memories. And if you prefer to stay warm, try the amusement centres that offer a variety of games and activities or visit a museum that promises a thousand and one discoveries!

See the animals at Parc Omega

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Parc Omega is sure to be a hit with the whole family! In your vehicle, drive along a 12-kilometre safari-style route to observe Canadian wildlife in its natural habitat. Wolves, bison, wild boar, foxes ... have fun spotting as many animals as you can. Don’t forget your bag of carrots—the elk will love you forever! When you get hungry, step out of your vehicle and into the OmegaBon Restaurant, where the refined and seasonal menu will delight young and old. To keep the fun going, book an overnight stay in a glassed-in cabin in the middle of a wolf pack!

Go skiing with family!

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Take the time to experience winter on the snowy slopes of Bas-Saint-Laurent, which offers a wide variety of trails, school slopes and off-trail areas to safely initiate the whole family. Whether you prefer alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, practise your favorite activity in one of the Bas-Saint-Laurent's three ski centres.

Domaine du Radar: an outdoor centre with military roots!

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Set up in Saint-Sylvestre, on a former military base that belonged to the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Domaine du Radar offers lodging in a cottage or coolbox for a great family stay. As for activities, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing are among the most popular, but you and your young soldiers are sure to also love Austrian sledding, which promises great thrills on this mountain – the region’s highest peak!

A unique experience in the winter setting of Granby Zoo

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Visit the Granby Zoo in winter at a fraction of the summer price! Follow the outdoor trail to see the zoo’s cold-loving animals such as Amur tigers, snow leopards, red pandas and Japanese macaques. You can also visit the indoor portions to see other animals such as the hippos, lions and elephants. In addition, drop by the play areas and the souvenir shop to round out your great day at the zoo.

The Mont Ti-Basse ski resort: ideal for familie

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Locaetd about 15 minutes from downtown Baie-Comeau, the Mont Ti-Basse ski resort invites people of all ages for some fun downhill skiing and snowboarding. There are three lifts providing access to the 16 trails, and you’ll also find a snow park and a slalom course. Not a skier? Then you’ll have just as much fun snow tubing and exploring the trails on snowshoes! 

A perfect winter family fun day

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The Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare is the perfect place to recharge your family’s batteries with a healthy dose of nature this winter. A host of outdoor activities await you, including a large illuminated skating ring, numerous cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the heart of the forest, tubing, and much more! Don’t have your own gear? No worries, as equipment rentals are available on site. Get out and play, and bring on some winter fun!

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