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With the summer season in full swing in North America, you can have a whale of fun in Quebec City if you want to spend quality time with your kids. With a bustling city full of excitement and kid-friendly activities, you will never be bored with the family activities to do in Quebec City.

Let the kids soak in the fun and excitement of this magnificent city while you join them, feeling relaxed after a good night's sleep in one of the premium mattresses from Polysleep.

Here are 15 of the most popular Quebec city attractions for families:

Old Quebec funicular busand2003, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

1. Old Quebec funicular

Old Quebec Funicular is an electric cableway that offers train ride that connects the lower Quebec city with the prosperous upper town area. While the journey is short, it provides a scenic ride for about $4 one way, letting you rest your legs while enjoying the one-minute fun ride with your kids.

2. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Family activities in Quebec City would be incomplete without visiting the impressive Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a majestic hotel overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence river. 

The hotel, located in the heart of old Quebec, offers a comfortable and luxurious stay in a prominent location, near all the major attractions of Quebec city.

You can spend the night sleeping in luxurious bedding from high-end brands, like Polysleep, to wake up feeling rested and relaxed to indulge in family activities around Quebec city. 

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the fall season Wilfredor, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

3. Aquarium of Quebec

If you love to know more about sea animals, you would love the aquarium of Quebec. The aquarium houses 300 species of mammals, exotic fishes, reptiles, and amphibians. In the summer, you can indulge in this Quebec City attraction for families by participating in water games and a rope course.

children on the Dufferin Terrace slides Wilfredor, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

4. Terrasse Dufferin Slides

If you are an adventure lover, your list of things to do in Quebec City with family will remain incomplete without experiencing a high-speed toboggan ride along a slick ice cube. It is super fun for the kids and ranks high in the list of Quebec city attractions for families.

5. Quebec City Mural

If you want to explore the city's rich history, see the Quebec City Mural. The murals depicted the history of Quebec City and its inhabitants and were commissioned to celebrate 400 years of its existence.

It can be an exciting and informative family activity as you explore the murals in Quebec city and teach your kids the meanings behind them.

Quebec City Mural Thomas1313, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Two ferries from Quebec on the St. Lawrence River Letartean, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

6. Quebec City Ferry

One of the best things to do in Quebec city with family is to enjoy the fantastic view of the kilometer-long Quebec -Levis crossing. You can take a ferry between Quebec City and Levis and enjoy the breathtaking view of the architectural landscape of Old Quebec.

The soft breeze from the St. Lawrence river would cool you down as you spend time enjoying yourself with your family. 

7. The Observatory

Visiting the Quebec City Observatory can be an exciting family activity while you are spending time in Quebec City.

The observatory, situated on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart building, offers a spectacular view of Quebec city. With an affordable entry fee of $5 per person during the summer season, you can have a memorable time exploring the history of Quebec city while admiring the panoramic view from the top. 

8. Museum of Civilization

Your family activity in Quebec City will reach a new height by exploring this fascinating city's rich history in the civilization museum. You can learn more about the culture, customs, and public life of people in Canada from the earlier civilizations.

Museum of Civilization

9. Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham is a historical site within Battlefields Park in Quebec City. Named after Abraham Martin, who owned the site in the 17th century, the area is known for the historic battle fought between the French and British soldiers, where the French troops eventually lost the war.

Now, a park has been created in the area that showcases exhibitions and other cultural activities involving the key historical events that unfolded here.

10. Jacques-Cartier National Park

Jacques-Cartier National Park, considered one of Quebec's most beautiful glacial valleys, is one of the most sought-after things to do in Quebec City with families. Some of the activities you can participate in are:

  • Hiking, fishing, and hunting
  • Wildlife and bird watching
  • Canoeing. kayaking and paddle-boating
  • Skiing, skating, and snowshoeing
Jacques-Cartier National Park Cephas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

To extend your visit, you can stay in one of the cottages and huts that dot the property. Get cozy in a camper mattress while you spend your night under the open stars soaking in the wilderness.

The Mega Parc amusement park

11. Mega Parc amusement park

Known for its indoor entertainment options, Mega Parc Amusement Park is an excellent place for you to indulge in thrilling family activities in Quebec City. With exciting rides like rollercoasters, Ferris wheels, bumper cars, an ice rink, and arcades, you can have a genuinely rollicking experience.

12. Pick your own fruits

Fruit picking is a popular weekend family activity and a hit with families with kids in Quebec City. Pick your fruit operations are scattered in regions like ile d' Orleans, Portneuf, and Cote-de-Beaupre.

Prepare for a fun-filled time picking apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and certain vegetables like pumpkins and corns.

13. Kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding

If you love boating, you can enjoy the great outdoors in Quebec City, kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding in areas like Jacques-Cartier National Park and St. Charles river.

You can also enjoy camping trips in these areas, snuggling in an RV queen mattress and soaking in an authentic wilderness experience.

14. Wildlife watching

Quebec City is a great place to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Plan a family day out with your kids to watch the whales or have a thrilling time spotting animals like black bears and beavers in the forests surrounding the area.

15. Treetop adventures

Go on a thrilling treetop adventure with your family to Arbraska Chauveau, a 15 mins bus ride from the Quebec City Center. You will have fun climbing trees, balancing on monkey bridges, and gliding along a zipline.

Quebec City has a wide range of activities suitable for all kinds of people, both old and young, to have a memorable time in every season.

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