Québec Aquarium

1675 av. des Hotels
Quebec, QC G1W 4S3- Map It
(418) 659-5264
10% discount on regular admission prices, at the souvenir shop and at the restaurant.

AAA Editor Notes

Québec Aquarium (Aquarium du Québec) is in the sector of Ste-Foy at 1675 av. des Hôtels; from Hwy. 73S take exit 132 (last exit before accessing Pierre-Laporte Bridge), then just s.e. (loop around to av. des Hôtels, following signs). The 16-hectare (40-acre) outdoor park and the main pavilion enable visitors to explore marine life in carefully re-created indoor and outdoor environments. Outside, habitats shelter such mammals as polar bears, walruses, seals and arctic foxes. The main pavilion houses 10,000 fish and invertebrates, 300 of which can be seen as visitors walk through an acrylic tunnel surrounded by 350,000 litres (92,470 U.S. gallons) of saltwater. Educational demonstrations and animal feedings are scheduled throughout the day. The Pavillon des Profondeurs features touch tanks with jellyfish, seahorses and rays. In summer, there is a water park and a tree-to-tree pathway for children. During Festi Lumière (held late December to early March), more than 500,000 colorful twinkle lights adorn trees and there is live music as well as slides and inflatable games. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$18; $16 (ages 65+); $9 (ages 3-17); $36 (family, one adult and children ages 0-17); $54 (family, two adults and children ages 0-17). Festi Lumière $10; $9 (ages 65+); $5 (ages 3-17); $25 (family, two adults and their children ages 3-17).
AAA Benefit:
Members get a 10% discount on regular admission prices. Not valid on the purchase of annual passports. Offer valid for a maximum of 4 people per membership card. Members also get a 10% discount (minimum purchase $20) at the souvenir shop and restaurant.
Hours: Daily 9-5, June 1-Thanksgiving; 10-4, rest of year. Festi Lumière daily 6-9 p.m., late Dec.-early Jan. and late Feb.-early Mar.; Fri.-Sat. 6-9 p.m., early Jan.-late Feb. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed Christmas.