Rich in culture and outdoor pursuits, Quebec may just be the ideal family trip. Whether you’re traveling with tots or teens, here are a few of the province’s most unique kid-friendly attractions that just may have your little ones citing Quebec as their new favorite vacation destination.

See the enchanted forest at Foresta Lumina

A mystical illuminated pathway full of fairies, enchanted creatures, sights, and sounds, Foresta Lumina is a 3D light show that is in parc de la Gorge de Coaticook.  A five-sensory experience complete with fog, music and interactive elements, it’s a fairy tale come to life. An awe-inspiring trip for both kids and adults alike, the impressive theatrics will leave you in wonder no matter if you’re 8 or 80. Because everyone needs a little magic in their life.

Surf indoors at Maeva or Oasis Surf

If you’ve always dreamed of surfing, but the fear of the crashing waves kept you plated firmly on the sand, water lovers, rejoice because you finally have a new option — indoor surfing. Perfect for beginners, intermediate or expert wave chasers looking to learn or advance their skills, the manufactured waves and barrels of Maeva or Oasis Surf on the outskirts of Montreal simulate the effects of the real ocean in a safe, controlled environment.It’s the perfect place to practice your paddling and popups and gain confidence in the sport before taking on the real ocean.

Visit the Insectarium, North America’s leading bug museum

One of the world’s largest collections of insects, if you love creepy crawly things, you’ll love the Insectarium in Montreal. Full of squeamish-looking bugs and creatures that are both alive and dead, learn about some of the more unique exoskeletons and ecosystems operating above and below the Earth’s surface. Tickets can also be purchased in conjunction with the botanical gardens for a great family day out. 

Live out your astronaut dreams at the Cosmodôme’s space camp

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to space, now’s your chance. One of just five space camps in the world, the Cosmodôme offers wannabe astronauts a variety of missions and programs that range from an hour to two weeks suitable for children ages 9-15. Have less time, but still want to get your science fix? You can still plan a visit to the facility 7 days week. 

Splash around at Ski Bromont Water Park

One of the largest regions in North America for alpine skiing, in the summer months, Bromont Ski Resort turns into a family-friendly mountain bike and water park for splash-tastic fun. 20+ rides are rated just like the slopes from green all the way up to double black diamond so you know just how adventurous you can be. 

Walk the Terrasse Dufferin

One of the best boardwalks in North America, the historic district of Vieux-Québec offers sweeping views over the St. Lawrence River, quaint shops, and the iconic Le Château Frontenac castle. Street performers roam the area looking to entertain and there’s a cable car ride for an even more unique perspective.   

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