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!

Soak up the sun 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 top 10 best beaches in Quebec. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are offered, and you can enjoy the province’s largest inflatable playground on the water. You can even camp there!

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 1,225 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!

Family first!

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For a perfect family day, the mont Saint-Grégoire is full of fun activities. For the little ones, Uplå by Arbraska is ideal to burn their energy! It’s a trampoline path between trees that is kid-approved! If you are in for an adventure, there is also Arbraska with their ziplines! Next door, CIME Haut-Richelieu awaits hikers of all levels. The view on top is incredible: you’ll see Montreal and its surroundings. If you are an animal lover, you’ll get to meet alpacas at La Casa d’Alpagas and L’Arche de Zoé. (Website available in French only)

Nature City

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Lévis's territory is home to numerous nature sites and ten large urban parks making the outdoors more accessible. Whether you want to go hiking, fat biking or mountain biking, Lévis makes it easy to enjoy outdoor activities, thanks to the River and its tributaries being ever-present. Explore natural treasures such as parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, parc de la Rivière-Etchemin or Grande plée Bleue—a unique, protected peat bog stocked with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

What’s new in La Jacques-Cartier?

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Of course, the region has its must-sees, like Village Vacances Valcartier and the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, but there’s a range of other activities to keep visitors coming back. So what’s new? Enduro-style mountain bike trails at the Centre Castor, outdoor shows at Espace Festif, “bikepacking” in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, and a beer garden in the La Souche hop field are just some examples that come to mind. There’s something for everyone!

Package deals and offers custom-made for you!

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Plan your getaway to the Laurentians now! Several packages and offers are available for your family, couple, friends or colleagues. Take full advantage of the pleasures of the season in the region with these attractive packages that will allow you to benefit from various discounts. From lodging to outdoor activities, spas and restaurants, these offers are another reason to treat yourself to a getaway in the Laurentians! The only thing missing is you!

River rafting with Les Excursions de l’Ouest

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Take a rafting excursion with your family down the picturesque Sainte-Anne River and discover its beautiful gorges and rock formations as well as the Canyon aux éléphants sculptés (translated as the canyon with sculpted elephants)! Halfway between relaxation and adventure, Les Excursions de l’Ouest provide a fun and accessible family activity that includes a three-hour river trip (approximately) with breaks for swimming, picnicking or simply taking in the surrounding nature. Come and explore the region at a different speed and get a unique perspective on it. This is a great way to spend your time while in Portneuf!

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