Drive to Quebec for a family vacation!
 
Road Trips June 27, 2019
Photo credit: Tourisme Lanaudière, Étienne Boisvert
Drive to Quebec for a family vacation!

Looking for activities to do with your kids on vacation? Plan a road trip to Quebec and fill up on family memories! Expect lots of laughs and opportunities to bond as you see friendly animals, try new experiences and stay at magnificent hotels. There are lots of options for entertainment this summer, so find your inspiration in these suggestions and you’ll be well on your way to a vacation that is fun for all ages!

Have some family fun this summer at the Granby Zoo!
Have some family fun this summer!

Animal lovers, start at the Granby Zoo!

A must for families, the Granby Zoo is a place where kids, parents and the whole family can learn more about the 1,500 animals that call the zoo home. Offering more than just a traditional zoo, this major tourist attraction in the Eastern Townships also has a water park where visitors can cool off on hot days as well as an amusement park. Got a big dinosaur fan in your family? Then be sure to check out the Dinozoo park of 21 full-scale dinosaurs with realistic movements that will leave you awestruck! And if you are concerned about the conditions of zoo residents, you’ll be glad to know this zoo employs passionate researchers and scientists who are committed to improving the animals’ quality of life and protecting endangered species.

AX Hotel Mont-Tremblant
AX Hotel Mont-Tremblant

AX Hotel Mont-Tremblant welcomes you with open arms!

Head up to the Laurentians next! Located in the Mont-Tremblant Valley near the downtown area and the mountain, AX Hotel Mont-Tremblant, a trendy new hotel, offers a variety of lodging options suitable for families. It boasts a ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts since it is close to a wide selection of activities as well as the region’s most popular attractions. Choose from classic, convenient and superior rooms, many of which overlook the mountain, or treat yourself to the luxury of a large condo complete with living room, full kitchen and indoor parking space. Plenty of packages are available to accommodate all types of travellers.

Your options for the next leg of your vacation!

Here are two suggestions from Mont-Tremblant for you to continue your vacation. Either head north-east to a territory full of adventures to be had in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, or go back toward the south for great family activities in Montréal and the region of Montérégie.

Photo credit: Steve Deschênes - Tourisme Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean
Photo credit: Steve Deschênes - Tourisme Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean

En route to an amazing destination!

After a long but rewarding drive, you’ll be entering the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. This impressive place boasts immense, infinite beauty and perfectly suits families who love nature and outdoor activities! Whether you choose a cruise on the Saguenay Fjord, a bike ride on the Véloroute des Bleuets bicycle circuit or a hike in a provincial park, your wonderful experience will linger on in your memory!

A trip to the metropolis

If you would prefer to indulge in urban excitement, soak up the festive ambience in Montréal! The La Ronde theme park is the ultimate attraction for thrill-seekers as well as a perfect destination for families. Enjoy the rides and make the most of special events happening all season long. It’s a place where you can spend the whole day and also a great vantage point from which to watch the fireworks illuminating the skies above the metropolis!

La Ronde is the ultimate attraction for families!
La Ronde is the ultimate attraction for families!

Spectacular hot-air balloons!

Will you be in town during the month of August? If so, you’re in luck! Make your way to the Montérégie region, where from August 10 to 18, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu promises nine days of magic and colour and a sky painted with close to 100 hot-air balloons. This family-friendly festival is also a great opportunity to enjoy lots of activities and attend amazing concerts. There is also an Infant’s Corner and many services set up to accommodate parents with tots, so that they can attend the festival worry-free.

Quebec knows how to cater to families on their summer vacation!


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