Information - Aquarium du Québec - Tourist Establishments - Sépaq

du Québec


The Aquarium is next to the bridges at the entrance to Québec City. Only 15 minutes from downtown, it's also 5 minutes from the major shopping centres: Laurier Québec, Place de la Cité, and Place Sainte-Foy.

MontréalOld QuébecQuébec City airportSainte-Foy train station (Québec City)
Aquarium du Québec 240 km 18 km 11 km 1 km


Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Driving Directions
Take exit 132 from Highway 73.

Free parking.

Public Transit
Bus routes 13 and 25 will get you close to the Aquarium. Check schedules and routes (in French only).

Operating periods

Daily visit

The Aquarium du Québec is open every day, even on public holidays, except December 25th.

  • September 1 to May 31: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last entries at 3 p.m. for holders of an Aquarium du Québec annual membership or daily ticket)
    • Time slots for online daily ticket reservation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 1 to August 30: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entries at 4 p.m. for holders of an Aquarium du Québec annual membership or daily ticket)
    • Time slots for online daily ticket reservation: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Aquarium du Québec is not a Québec National Park. The Annual Québec National Parks Card is not valid for admission to this establishment.


Picnic Area 

Trees, flowers, and a view overlooking the river... The Aquarium is ideal for picnicking. Several areas are available in different sectors. The terrace of Alizé restaurant is also open to picnickers. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on site except where they're for sale. Straws and glass containers prohibited.


Open year-round, the boutique is in the reception building. It offers souvenirs with the colours of the Aquarium and the animals it shelters: decorative items, clothing, jewellery, books, postcards, photos, toys, original and exclusive corporate gifts, etc.


It's possible to visit our site with a stroller or a wagon for kids. All sectors are accessible with this equipment, except for the Depths pavilion. Stroller parking is available at this location.

Nursing room

The Aquarium provides its customers with a functional and comfortable nursing room for mothers and their babies. The nursing room has rocking chairs with nursing cushions, a changing table with mobile, a drawing table for children, and some essential accessories (like sanitizing product). A unidirectional mirror gives parents a totally private view of the St. Lawrence River and the Québec bridge.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
1675 Avenue des Hôtels
Québec (Québec)  G1W 4S3

Telephone : 418 659-5264

Telephone : 1 866 659-5264 (toll-free)

Fax : 418 646-9238

GPS coordinates:
46° 45' 07.86" N
71° 17' 21.35" W



Pets are not allowed at the Aquarium du Québec, except guide dogs on duty by accredited organizations (Canadian Association of Guide & Assistance Dog Schools (CAGADS), International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), Assistance Dogs International (ADI), Mira Foundation (MIRA), Lions Foundation of Canada, etc.). Please bring a current vaccination record, a letter from the doctor confirming that the person must own a dog and identification from the accrediting organization. Please note that guide dogs in training are not allowed. An emotional support animal is considered a pet. Access of an emotional support dog is therefore not allowed on the site of the Aquarium du Québec.

Using drones

In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more


Careful by nature

External Links

CAA-Québec SATQ Forfaits Québec Polar Bears International Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums Association des diplômés de l’Université Laval (ADUL)

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