Historical Attractions in Quebec with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Quebec!)

Quebec is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Quebec  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Quebec’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Quebec when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Traditional Huron Onhoua Cheteke Site

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    Village des Hurons (Wendake)

    This is an authentic recreation of a Quebec Indian village which offers visitors the opportunity to discover the history, culture and the lifestyle of the Hurons.

  • Place de Youville

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    Quebec City

    Place d’Youville, located right at the heart of Quebec City. This square buzzes with concerts in the summer, various markets on weekends, street performers, and an ice skating rink in the winter. ...

  • Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal

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    Montreal

    Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the crown jewels in Quebec's rich religious heritage.Built between 1824 and 1829, the imposing structure of the Notre-Dame Basilica reigns over the ...

  • St Patricks Basilica

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    West Montreal

    St. Patrick's Church was opened on March 17th, 1847 to serve the needs of the Irish immigrants who had come to Montreal in great numbers due to the famine and other troubles in Ireland.The Basilica ...

  • Funicular

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    Quebec

    This is the only funicular of its kind in America!The Funicular takes you from the Upper City where the Chateau Frontenac, Basilica, Anglican Cathedral and Seminary are down to the historic Petit ...

  • Basilique Cathedrale Notre Dame de Quebec

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    Quebec

    Built on the site of the first chapel constructed by Champlain in 1633.In 1674, the church took the title of cathedral. he church was declared an historical monument in 1966. Points of interest ...

  • La Citadelle

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    La Citadelle

    The Citadel is the largest British fortress built in North America. A unique location, it is an active military garrison, some of whose walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City ...

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  • La Ronde

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    Montreal

    La Ronde is a thrilling Six Flags-owned amusement park with over 40 rides and dozens of free shows.

  • Odyssee des Batisseurs

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    Alma

    Exhibits, historical figures serving as guides, walking paths, obstacle course for the kids, water tower with lookout, 360º multimedia presentation-everything you need for a fun, fascinating ...

  • Village du Pere Noel

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    Val David

    Santa Claus makes his summer home in Val-David. Surrounded by his friends, he welcomes you to his amusement park featuring over 30 activities: ball pool, inflatables, pedal go-karts, and lots more, ...

  • La Foret legendaire

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    Saint-Prosper

    The Forêt légendaire is a unique concept and a great nature game! Wander the depths of a forest where strange events have been observed. Try to solve the mystery with 10 animated stations.

  • Village de la securite

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    Chicoutimi

    Discover a miniature village with activities for children and adults, great fun!

  • Le Duche de Bicolline

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    Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc

    Open to all! Just don a costume and jump into a different era, and the rest will follow. Once you're in, the only hard part is coming back to reality. Adventurer, peasant, countess, artisan, ...

  • Village Vacances Valcartier

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    Valcartier

    Located 20 minutes from Quebec City, Valcartier Vacation Village is one of the most appreciated recreation destinations in North America. Renowned as the largest winter playground in North America, ...

  • Mont Saint Sauveur

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    Saint-Sauveur

    The biggest Water park in a Mountain setting!Mont Saint-Sauveur Water Park offers more than 20 activities for the whole family. A magnificent pool-spa, an immense wave pool, rafting, the Spirales and ...

  • Super Aqua Club

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    Pointe Calumet

    The Super Aqua Club is Quebec's largest water park. In operation for 25 years, the Super Aqua Club has become the water park of choice for the whole family. Come and enjoy summer!

  • Glissades et camping Les Cedres

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    Saint Jean sur Richelieu

    For a great camping site in the Montérégie region in Québec, choose Camping les Cèdres in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Our many activities, water slides, pool and lake will provide exciting moments ...

  • Camping Aqua Parc St Pie

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    Saint Pie

    Visitors can enjoy the 7 water slides, an intermediate water slide, as well as rafting. We also offer a refreshing dip in the pool; children can amuse themselves in the wading pool or water games. A ...

  • Camping Domaine au Grand R

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    Trois-Rivières

    We offer you a lot of outdoor activities, sites amenities, a community center, a beach and a lake, a large heated pool with plenty of deck space for sun bathing, kids playground, laundry facilities, ...

  • Station Mont Cascades

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    Cantley

    Mont Cascades Resort Waterpark offers great, clean family fun all summer long. World-class water rides, water play areas and full food and beverage services make Mont Cascades Resort Waterpark a ...

  • Aquarium du Quebec

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    Québec

    Aquarium du Québec is an outstanding attraction that is home to many species of fish, mammals and reptiles, some that are unique to Quebec region.

  • Montreal Biodome

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    Montreal

    The Biodome is so beloved that if you mention you're thinking of going aloud while riding the Metro, more than one friendly local is apt to tell you how fantastic it is.

  • Granby Zoo

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    Granby

    Observe 1,000 animals representing close to 200 exotic species: elephants, giraffes, gorillas, tigers and more. Enjoy numerous exciting rides, like the rollercoaster and the "pirogue" boat. Follow ...

  • Zoo sauvage de Saint Felicien

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    St Felicien

    The Zoo sauvage of St-Félicien invites you to come live an unforgettable experience among the the Boréalie species. Come witness the proximity of almost 1000 live animals in natural wide open ...

  • Centre de la Biodiversite du Qu

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    Bécancour

    A zoo? An aquarium? No! A unique interpretation centre offering a direct contact with nature and its living species. Come see, touch and feel the biodiversity! With family, friends or as a group, ...

  • Parc Omega

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    Montebello

    You can observe a number of species of wild animals living free in their natural habitat year-round.

  • Zoo de Saint Edouard

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    St Edouard de Maskinonge

    Over 85 species of animals and a miniature farm can be found in this relaxing environment, which extends over more than 57 acres of woodland, amazing place for a picnic with the whole family to ...

  • Chouette a voir!

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    Saint Hyacinthe

    The natural site of the Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (the Québec union for the rehabilitation of birds of prey).The biggest collection of birds in Quebec!

  • Ecomuseum Zoo

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    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

    Located on the island of Montreal itself, the Ecomuseum is a private, non-profit, 11.3 hectare educational wildlife park - operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society - where you can ...

  • Pavillion de la Fauna

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    Stratford

    This observation centre, associated with the Pavillon de la Faune wildlife pavilion, has outdoor enclosures with live wild animals that would be difficult to approach in their natural habitat. You'll ...

  • Exploramer Discovering the sea

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    Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

    Discover 'A garden under the sea'. Enter the underwater world as you explore the basins and aquaria displaying a broad sampling of the St. Lawrence's marine organisms and fishes. Let the naturalist ...

  • Montreal Insectarium

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    Montreal

    The world’s most beautiful insects are waiting for you to admire. We welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors intrigued by these misunderstood creatures, which are so often wrongly feared and ...

  • Fantômes Montréal Ghosts

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    Montreal

    Great for the older kids, these spooky and fascinating ghost tours will tell you all about the residents of Montreal that still hang around today!

  • Kazoom Cafe

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    Saint-Laurent

    A fun indoor play center where kids can bounce, climb, imagine and most importantly, have FUN!

  • Fundomondo

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    Pointe Claire

    Fundomondo is an indoor children’s play area for babies who are beginning to explore their world up to children aged 12 years. We have created an environment and atmosphere that is comfortable for ...