Teenagers’ eyes will light up when
they see the cutting-edge flight simulator at AeroSim Experience
in Laval. Participants can choose the type of plane, the
destination and the weather conditions of their simulation. If you
need cooling off on a hot day, keep going north to the Laurentians
where the water slides at the Sommet Saint-Sauveur water park
promise moments of pure joy.
How about a magical place for your
little ones? At theme parks like Au Pays des Merveilles (Wonderland) and
Village du Père Noël (Santa Claus Village), they’ll
have a blast in the games and rides and they’ll even get to meet
the real Santa Claus! Kids will love it and parents are sure to
reconnect with their inner child! And if your children are
climbers, the treetop parks at Arbraska Rawdon constructed out of
suspended bridges, Tarzan swings and ziplines are perfect for them
to burn off extra energy.
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Did you know it was possible to surf
in Quebec? Located at the Quartier DIX30 mall in Brossard and
accessible to participants as young as 4 years old, Oasis Surf is
a place where you can master the indoor surf wave using real
surfboards with fins and under the guidance of expert instructors.
After a short information session, even total beginners will be
able to stand up on the board!
The fun goes on at the Granby Zoo – a
must for families. Kids as well as adults will learn more about
the 1,500 animals that live there and can also enjoy the water
park and amusement park on site. Care for a game of miniature
golf? At Glo Golf Aventures in Coaticook, you’ll get to try out
this activity in a repurposed church where the 18-hole course is
enhanced with black light!
Kids who love the theatre or have an
artistic side will adore the charming summer shows of Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur, a true hidden gem that sparks the audience’s
imagination with impressive giant puppets. Another classic
activity for families is a visit to the Village Québécois d'Antan,
a living history museum that lets you travel back in time in the
company of costumed characters and that offers a new experience
every season. Step into the authentic 19th-century houses to find
out more about the traditional crafts and occupations of the past.
Follow that up with a go at Arbre en Arbre Drummondville where you
can challenge yourselves on the aerial obstacle courses designed
to suit various age groups.
This direction is ideal for
discovering the local fauna! Teach your children to love animals
early on with a visit to the Ecomuseum Zoo located on the western
tip of the Island of Montreal. This zoo open 364 days a year is
also a non-profit organization that offers a safe, permanent home
to animals that cannot be released back into the wild. The
residents include black bears, Canada lynx, river otters, Arctic
foxes and woodland caribou.
For your next destination, drive west
to the Omega Park in Outaouais. The wild animals there wander
completely freely and can be watched directly from your car.
Follow the trail through the lakes, prairies, valleys, forests and
hills and tune in to the 90.1 FM radio station that provides
information on the resident animals as you drive along.
Quebec is full of activities
for families! Find the ones that are right for you at any
time of year.