1600 rue Bouvier
Quebec, QC G2K 1N8
Phone: (418) 622-4244
Fax: (418) 622-4067
A shopping oasis as spectacular as Galeries de Capitale deserves a fitting amusement option, and Mega Parc lives up to its name. With a whopping 20 rides for all children of all ages, it's easy to forget that the park is an indoor facility. From the classic ferris wheel and bumper cars to the stomach-churning G-Force and Roller Coaster, the park has something for everyone. Besides the rides, the facility offers a large ice-skating rink as well. The park is available for birthday parties and private events as well. Check website for prices and more information.
This extraordinary national park, Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site, located just north of Quebec City on the St Charles River, is run by the federal government as a record of explorer Jacques Cartier's interaction with the Iroquois natives in 1535. Visit the interpretive centre to sample cedar tea, view the Iroquois longhouse and functioning garden, take an educational tour of the entire site, or just amble through the beautiful grounds by bike or on foot. The staff is fluent in both French and English, but be sure to call ahead for specific activity information.
Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres is located at the area where the Saint Charles River meanders in La Cité-Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City. When the temperatures fall, and this vast expanse turns into a velvet of whites, Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres beckons to snow-lovers to indulge in wintertime fun. The park offers a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) long trail for ice skating. Snow covered slopes provide great sledging experience. At night, the park is beautifully lit up with melodious music playing from the speakers; the lights and the beats create a tranquil ambience. The river and the park is maintained by the Société de la rivière Saint-Charles; check the website or contact the group for further information.
Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province in Canada. This city is abundant with great architecture, rich culture and is also known to be the most historical city in Canada. This place is also internationally famous for its "Summer Festival" and the "Winter Carnival". A city which certainly calls for more exploration.
Located on boulevard de Langelier, the Hôpital-Général de Québec was established in 1692. The medical facility established by Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Vallier, the Bishop of Quebec acquired and independent monastery the beginning of 1700s. As of now, the site serves as a geriatric care facility for the elderly with mental and cognitive deficits by the name of Centre d'hébergement Hôpital général de Québec.
One of the oldest areas in the city, Lower Town or Basse-Ville has a history that dates back to the city's formation, and together with the Upper Town, makes up Old Quebec. Flanked by the Saint-Charles river on one side, Lower Town is haven for history enthusiasts, with a rich repository of historic buildings and architectural gems. Besides getting a feel of the city's origins, visitors can also experience the city's culture at the Musee de la Civilisation and Theatre Petit Champlain. The picturesque funicular ride to Cap Diamant is highly recommended.
Located in the Sainte Foy area right at the edge of Quebec city, Université Laval is like a city contained within itself. Covering over one square kilometer area, with 30 buildings, and replete with flora, fauna and bird life, one gets the impression of being lost in a forest. And they even offer forest engineering as a degree! Fully connected by underground paths to shield students from sub zero temperatures in winter, life at the university is quite an experience in itself. The courses offered cover a wide variety of disciplines, check the website for further details.
Although the name translates to Gabrielle Roy Library, this place is much more than just that. Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy is a cultural hub of Quebec City, with an art gallery, auditorium and exhibition center. They also offer internet and video library services, providing information on a host of subjects.
Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge was once the residence of the Lieutenant Governors of Quebec, but post a fire accident in 1966 the place has been converted into a public garden. This historic garden in Quebec offers tourists a wonderful refuge among colorful flowers and soothing shade under maple, white spruce and oak trees. The garden offers a variety of activities for the visitors ranging from cycling around the park to walking areas, horticultural visits etc.
The Parc of the Kabir Kouba Cliff and Waterfall is located a short distance from the city of Quebec. This public park features the popular Kabir Kouba waterfall, which is also known as the waterfall with the thousand detours. This waterfall is historically significant as it led to the growth of small settlements and industries around it, in addition to being an important geological site. An Interpretive Center chronicles and displays the history of the park and other information pertaining to it, and guided tours of the area are also available.
Formed in 1953 by renowned author Ron Hubbard, Scientology has since gained numerous followers around the world, and Quebec City is no different. The Church of Scientology's Quebec City chapter was established in 2010 with much fanfare. The spacious facility offers Scientologists, a peaceful avenue to practice and explore their beliefs. The church is open to all, and offers numerous resources for visitors keen to know about Scientology and its beliefs.
Built in 1847, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church is one of the most significant attractions of this part of the city, and in fact, the entire neighborhood is named after this monumental structure. The church was damaged in 1881, when a major fire swept through the city, but was reconstructed in 1884 by Joseph-Ferdinanad Peachy, in grandeur comparable to the original structure, in the Second Empire style of architecture. The church is active to this day and holds services on a regular basis.