Travel Canada’s capital cities: Quebec City, Que.

Whether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.


Favourite indoor activity:
Méga
Parc des Galeries de la Capitale is
North America’s second largest
indoor amusement park with 20
attractions, including a rollercoaster
and skating rink. mega-parc.com


Favourite outdoor activity:
Baie
de Beauport is a sandy beach only
five minutes from downtown where
you can canoe, kayak, sailboard,
play beach volleyball and even go
on excursions on the St. Lawrence
in an inflatable Zodiac boat.
baiedebeauport.com


Best-kept secret:
About 40 miles
from Quebec City lies La Vallée
mega
parc des
galeries
de la
Capitale
Secrète where you’re invited to hunt
for gnomes in a magical enchanted
forest. Games are in French only,
but are explained in English.
valleesecrete.com


Great place to eat:
Benjo Inc. is a
magical, 25,000-square foot toy store
with an on-site restaurant at kids
height. Or eat Italian at Spag & tini
Le Resto! benjo.ca; spagettini.ca


Great place to stay:
The Hôtel
Loews Le Concorde is a four-star,
four-diamond hotel with an awardwinning
restaurant. loewshotels.com


Worth the drive:
Only a 20-minute
drive from the city, Village Vacances
Valcartier is a waterpark with 35
waterslides, two theme rivers and a
huge wave pool. valcartier.com

Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

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