Our not-to-be-missed activities in the Quebec City region

Here’s proof that we don’t need to go to the other side of the world to have great adventures in nature! To help you come up with ideas for outings to put on your must-do list this summer, we’ve identified the best activities offered at Sépaq destinations, all in the outskirts or at the heart of the Quebec City region.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Aquarium du Québec

Looking for a spectacular experience? Check out our 10,000 or so marine animals and discover a truly fascinating world! In addition to visiting the indoor pavilions, you can head outdoors to greet seals, arctic foxes, and walrus. Youngsters will also love the water games, the kid-friendly hebertism circuit, and the playgrounds… the perfect recipe for having a blast this summer!

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Duchesnay, the all-in-one nature destination

Arbraska Duchesnay

An aerial adventure circuit offering a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Joseph! Located a mere 30 minutes from Québec City, this array of circuits – including a special circuit for youngsters 7 to 11, a 1,000 foot zipline, and an extreme loop for those more daring – will delight young and old alike. Come for an unforgettable aerial experience swinging through the tree tops in tune with nature!

It’s chowtime!

What a treat for your inner foodie! Come and sample the wares at Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps, featuring traditional Québec products in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Head outside to the charming terrace to enjoy your meal... and the view!

Spa Duchesnay

Our Scandinavian-inspired spa offers a unique concept in a natural environment. In addition to indulging in a wide variety of massotherapy treatments, guests can relax in the hot and cold Nordic baths as well as in the sauna.

Aquarium du Québec
Aquarium du Québec Francis Bouchard | © Sépaq
Station touristique Duchesnay
Station touristique Duchesnay - Arbraska Duchesnay © Sépaq
Station touristique Duchesnay
Station touristique Duchesnay - Hiker's Brunch Benoit Camirand | © Sépaq
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency - Zipline Fokus Productions | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Laurentides + 2 photos
Réserve faunique des Laurentides - Fishing Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - Jacques-Cartier valley Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency: you’ll be dazzled!

Zipline

Get your fill of thrills thanks to the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency zipline. Armed with courage, you'll cross the Montmorency Falls cove, covering over 300 metres with your face to the wind and your feet dangling in the void! The quintessential breathtaking view awaits you!

Via ferrata

Three via ferrata circuits have been built in the Boischatel fault, near the falls. A hiking trail on rock wall, accessible to all, that promises a dazzling view of the cove and Île d’Orléans.

Panoramic Circuit

First, take the cable car up to the Manoir to admire the landscape and get close to the falls. Then take the boardwalk along the cliff to the suspended bridge, where you’ll sense the thunder of the falls rumbling beneath your feet. Close the loop on your way back with the panoramic stairway, where you’ll feel the fine mist of the falls on your skin. Take a refreshment break when you return to the station at the foot of the waterfall.

And how about a little fishing?

Try your luck angling for a day at the Laurentides or Portneuf wildlife reserve. What’s on tap? Lakes just brimming with fish that are dying to bite! Think you can snag yourself a fine trophy?

Why not also organize a little 24-hour fishing getaway? What a treat! There are fishing cabins available for a single night at Laurentides and Portneuf wildlife reserves. And finding them is a breeze! Comfortably ensconced for a night in one of our cabins, you can fish on the evening of your arrival and throughout the next day. Offers like this are few and far between!

If you’re more of a camping enthusiast, these two wildlife reserves are ideal sites to pull up your recreational vehicle or to pitch your tent. There’s nothing better than camping in places that have been kept unspoiled!

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Do you know this little corner of paradise only 30 minutes from Québec City? Recognized as one of the most beautiful valleys in Québec, Vallée de la Jacques‑Cartier is sure to please boating enthusiasts as well as lovers of forest walks. For a memorable river experience, why not try a mini-raft? As a group or with the family, you can explore the most turbulent part of the river. A made-to-measure thrill for adrenaline junkies! Take our word for it, you’re sure to be impressed by this 100% nature destination!

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