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Aquarium du Quebec
Aquarium du Quebec

Aquarium du Quebec

star-4.5
46 Reviews
Free admission
1675 Avenue des Hôtels, Quebec City, G1W 4S3

The Basics

Quebec City visitors looking for a family-friendly attraction should head to the Aquarium du Quebec, which has freshwater and saltwater tanks, numerous animals, touch pools, and other interactive areas, including a climbing structure. Pre-book admission to this popular attraction, and make sure to take the kids to the Coastal Zone, where wildlife guides will introduce them to marine invertebrates, like starfish.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Quebec City

star-5
Seahorse and jellyfish
Happycustomer, Sep 2020
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
Great day great memories. They kept up with social distance and hygiene methods loved the area and the aquatic animal
star-4
Fun and informative
Gille, Aug 2020
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
It was very nice and informative despite the sometimes long line-ups for a pavilion du to Covid-19 safety measure, which we appreciated.
star-5
Great for family bondinf
Johntoy, Sep 2020
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
Best of both worlds (nature park and sea creatures) in one area! Highly recommended for family bonding!
star-4
Overall is good
Zizo, Sep 2020
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
Good place for family to visit, kids will love it. the turnel is too short, that’s the only disappointment.
star-5
Well manager with the covid
Review, Aug 2020
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
Would have been nice if the bear section was open but overall very nice for the kids a long and different range of species

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Animal lovers and families will enjoy the aquarium.

  • The aquarium provides free strollers and wheelchairs.

  • There is free parking on site.

  • Check the calendar for seasonal events, including the springtime Insect Festival and the wintertime Light Festival (Festilumières).

  • Seniors receive discounted admission to the aquarium.

  • You can pair a visit to the aquarium with a stop at the nearby Laurier Québec or Place de la Cité shopping centers or enjoy the nearby riverfront parks.

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How to Get There

The most convenient way to reach the Aquarium du Quebec, located about 15 minutes from downtown, is by car: Take Highway 73 to Exit 132. Alternatively, you can take the bus—both the 13 and 25 bus lines stop nearby—or hop on one of the private shuttles that run between Old Quebec and the aquarium.

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When to Get There

Though the aquarium is a great year-round destination, summer visitors will get the most use out of the 19-acre (16-hectare) property, including the scenic riverfront picnic area. The aquarium is busiest on weekends, so you can avoid the crowds by visiting on a week day.

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Where to Stroll Along the St. Lawrence River

After enjoying the exhibits at the aquarium, you can stretch your legs with a riverside stroll on the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. Just steps from the aquarium entrance, this 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) park and boardwalk follows the Sillery coast from the Pierre Laporte Bridge. If you're up for a workout, don't forget your running shoes or bicycle—the promenade is a favorite spot for joggers and cyclists.

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