The Christmas holidays are here… so it’s time to play outside!

Our family outing suggestions for the holiday season

Ah, the holiday season! The time of year when family moments become magical and when there’s every reason under the sun to enjoy moments of pure happiness. As our gift to you, here are some suggestions for playing outside, recharging your batteries, and celebrating with the people you care about most at one of our winter destinations.

An other good news for families: your youngsters aged 17 and under don't have to pay national-park entry fees and equipment for them is provided free of charge in the majority of our destinations.

Parc national du Mont-Orford Parc national du Mont-Orford
Parc national du Mont-Orford Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Faster than Santa's sleigh

Get your move on just like when you were a kid. Strap on your cross-country skis and head off, full speed ahead, along our many trails located throughout Québec.

Family celebrations in the forest

Snow-covered firs, a crackling wood fire, a magical atmosphere, and a wide variety of outdoor activities – cabins at our Sépaq winter destinations are perfect places to celebrate with your family. Because the holiday season is also a time to relax!

A stay with Rudolph in Outaouais

Introduce your children to the hiding place of Santa’s faithful companions. They’re often found around cabins and hiking trails… Rudolph and his loyal herd will be happy to greet the whole family during your visit to Centre touristique du Lac-Simon!

A winter night close to the stars at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Be the first to see Santa Claus and his reindeer arrive from so close that you’ll feel like you too can climb on the sleigh! The huts and rustic shelter of Parc national du Mont-Mégantic will be sure to deliver a holiday experience that’s rich in memories!

Réserve faunique de Portneuf
Réserve faunique de Portneuf Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Aquarium du Québec
Aquarium du Québec Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Parc national d'Oka + 4 photos
Parc national d'Oka Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Station touristique Duchesnay
Station touristique Duchesnay Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national des Monts-Valin
Parc national des Monts-Valin © Sépaq
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Luc Charbonneau | © Sépaq

The dazzling Aquarium du Québec

The magic of Christmas has such a capacity to amaze! Do you want to prolong this unique feeling during the holiday season? Stop by Aquarium du Québec as of the end of December for Festilumières, when the gardens surrounding its pavilions will be lit up to create a fairy-tale atmosphere.

Family fun in the snowy winter wonderland of Parc national d’Oka

Enjoy a family outing in the Laurentides region during the holidays and offer your children a gift of memories that are sure to last. Parc national d’Oka features a wide range of outdoor activities for young and old alike, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, kicksledding, and much more besides.

Celebrate with your family at Duchesnay 

Holidays are made to play outside! For the family that wants to have fun with minimal preparation, Duchesnay offers packages that will bring everyone together for comfortable nights, meals, outdoor activities, cross-country skiing, and much more. A ton of fun for the whole family! 

A very warm and cozy hut in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

After a full day of outdoor fun in Vallée des Fantômes of Parc national des Monts-Valin, there's nothing better than the Antoine-Dubuc Lodge, this magnificent completely renovated round-log hut, to warm yourself up. You can take advantage of the fireplace and many high-end amenities, at the heart of the kingdom of winter.

An icy show at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Imagine the scenario: an icy river turning into an 83-metre-high waterfall, creating an impressive ice cone at its spill point. To add to the show, the glacial cold of winter transforms the fine splashes projected by the falls into the famous Sugarloaf. Majestic Montmorency Falls is truly an awesome experience for the whole family to enjoy.

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