Outdoor Activities

If shopping malls and crowded city streets aren't really your cup of tea, then our 10Best list of outdoor activities should be more in line with your interests. If some fresh air and sunshine is what you need, Village Vacances Valcartier is popular with 10Best users who have spent time in Québec City.

Les Glissades de la Terrasse

This is sledding for grown ups! Hop on a specially-designed toboggan and zoom down the slide, all 152 metres of it. Average speeds reach 90km/hr (60mph), so hang on to your hat! For a tamer winter activity, try the adjacent skating rink.

Patinoire du Lac-Beauport

The Manoir Saint-Castin hotel offers several wintertime activities, including snowshoeing and dogsledding. But perhaps the most popular is ice skating. That's because the rink is a huge 3-km groomed oval on the frozen lake. One or two times...  Read More

Village Vacances Valcartier

Village Vacances Valcartier is a modern campground with full facilities, but that's not its biggest selling point. The complex also boasts Canada's biggest water park, with more than 30 exciting water slides and a huge wave pool for...  Read More


This awe-inspiring river gorge and waterfall is one of the gems of the area known as the Beaupré Coast. As the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River winds its way to the I'Île d'Orleans Channel, it makes deep cuts into the rocky countryside, offering some...  Read More

Outdoor enthusiasts will definitely enjoy Kabir Kouba Falls and the surrounding park. Start your visit at the interpretation center, which has impressive collections of fossils, minerals, insects and historical photos that illustrate the history...  Read More


Spread out over 71 hectares (173 acres), Le Relais has 25 ski runs, the longest of which is 2055 meters. All the trails are well lighted, and Le Relais breaks out the snow machines when the weather doesn't fully cooperate, so visitors can ski...  Read More

Neuville / Portneuf
Centre Ski-neuf

Originally begun by a local cross-country ski club, Centre Ski-neuf is a great destination in the winter. There are 24 km of easy and intermediate level trails which are maintained mostly by volunteers. Additional facilities include an ice...  Read More

Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

This beloved natural area is a great place to seek out during the warmer months, when folks enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, and orienteering, with stellar views out over the Saint Lawrence River. In the winter, 50+...  Read More

Camping municipal de Beauport

In addition to being a fun summer destination for swimming, hiking, bicycling and boating, Beauport's municipal campground is one of the Québec area's most popular places for cross-country skiing during the winter. Several skiing trails span a...  Read More

Stoneham Mountain Resort

Established in 1964, this is one of the more established and popular ski resorts in Québec. Well known for having an extensive system of ski runs, Stoneham keeps 16 of them open for night skiing, so the slopes stay busy into the evening. They...  Read More

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