11 ideas for outings under $100
Here are our summer favourites at prices that can’t be beat. Uncomplicated family outings that won’t break the bank – just the kind of day that young people will love as much as their parents! We hope that this list will inspire you!
From the outset, we must mention that these choices are based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children, under 17 years of age, with prices calculated according to rates posted in summer 2019, excluding taxes and including national park entry fees. We couldn’t take your personal expenses into account!
Camping at Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
The Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is equipped with facilities that were entirely designed and built for families, including a playground for children 2 to 5 years of age. You can explore the hiking and biking trails and take part in a host of discovery activities. Also on-site: the Curious-by-nature trail, a independent 0.7 km circuit designed for children and their families. The objective? To have fun and be active in a natural setting, while connecting with the park’s history, which spans some 10,000 years.
1 night of semi-serviced camping + 2 national park entries (free for children): starting at $45.67 + taxes
Day fishing at Réserve faunique Mastigouche
Réserve faunique Mastigouche is located midway between Montréal and Québec City. Here the fish are plentiful and you’ll be hauling them in before you know it. The kids will be ecstatic! You can fish for the day and pay your access fee online before leaving.
Fishing access fee for 2 adults and 2 children + Sépaq watercraft: $82.08 + taxes
Camping des Voltigeurs with a visit to the Village Québécois d’Antan
In conjunction with its immediate neighbor, the Village Québécois d’Antan (Québec pioneer village), Camping des Voltigeurs has put together a truly unbeatable, even unimaginable, package. By adding only $18.75 to the price of a campsite rental, all campers on this site (maximum 6) are entitled to a wristband providing access to the famous Village d’Antan for a whole day. We should also point out that Camping des Voltigeurs has a new playground that’s sure to please all those kids with ants in their pants.
1 night of semi-serviced camping + wristband for the Village Québécois d’Antan: starting at $70.45 + taxes
Sunday brunch at Manoir Montmorency
The multi-award winning Sunday brunch deserves to be discovered! Grandparents, parents, and children alike agree that it offers a vast array of mouth-watering treats. Afterwards, you’ll have all the time in the world to loosen up on the trails and to admire the view of the falls and the scenery of Île d’Orléans.
Sunday brunch for 2 adults and 2 children: $101 + taxes (gratuities not included)
($65 if both children are 5 years old and under)
Bathing and pedal boating at Parc national d’Oka beach
A naturally sandy shore stretching for 11 km, a lifeguard-supervised beach, playground modules, basketball nets, and outdoor ping-pong and picnic tables – a day at the beach is sure to create the very best holiday memories. Don't forget to swing by the watercraft rental centre.
2 national park entries (free for children) + beach parking + 1 hour pedal boat rental: starting at $73.70 + taxes
Riverboat discovery cruise at Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie are among the highest rock faces East of the Rockies! This cruise, hosted by a park warden and naturalist, will show you the secrets of the valley. Once aboard the riverboat, open your eyes and ears and let the river tell you its story, transport you, and surprise you.
2 national park entries (free for children) + 2 tickets for the cruise (free for children): $87.20 + taxes
Inner tube at Parc national de la Jacques‑Cartier
Everyone is impressed by Rivière Jacques-Cartier. With your family, slide gently with the current on an inner tube. Accessible to all, including children from 5 years of age.
2 national park entries (free for children) + mini raft rental for 4 hours: $84.20 + taxes
Visit to the Aquarium du Québec
The Aquarium du Québec is a must-see attraction in the Québec City region. Good weather or bad, a fun-filled day of discovery is in store as you enjoy our activities and exhibitions. In addition to 10,000 marine specimens, the Aquarium is renowned for its water games, playground modules, and hebertism circuit.
1 family admission for 1 day: $61.50 + taxes
Day of activities at Duchesnay
Station touristique Duchesnay is a giant playground on the shores of Lac Saint-Joseph. It’s a well-kept secret a mere 30 minutes from Québec City! And it’s possible to purchase a day pass, so visitors without accommodations can also enjoy everything the site has to offer: guided activities; bicycle rental (two hours at a time); boat rental (two hours at a time); and access to the hiking trails, beach, and nautical centre.
2 day passes (free for children): $72 + taxes
Camping, beach, and water play area at Parc national de la Yamaska
At Parc national de la Yamaska, new amenities – a water play area and interactive water jets – complement the pleasures of bathing in Réservoir Choinière. Also, new discovery activities are on the agenda this summer for all visitors to enjoy. Young families are a definite priority and will be thrilled to discover a brand-new puppet theatre presenting hilarious skits.
1 night of semi-serviced camping + 2 national park entries (free for children): starting at $45.65 + taxes
Moose photo safari at Réserve faunique de Matane
Experience a photo safari in a territory where moose are king. Before sunset, slip into your walking shoes and get your camera ready for the moose photo safari. Learn more about the influence of mud flats on moose density and antler growth. This guided activity takes place at the end of the day. A trip by minibus is planned in the most suitable locations in the reserve for moose observation.
2 adult access to participate at the activity (free for children) : $76 + taxes