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The TOP 15 Tourist Attractions in Québec

Montréal, june 18, 2014 – With a list of over 200 members throughout the province, the Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec (SATQ) has revealed the 15 most popular tourist attractions today based on traffic during summer in Québec.

Montréal is ranked first with seven out of the top fifteen attractions, followed by the Québec region with four, two in Outaouais, one in Charlevoix and one in the Eastern Townships. Here is the list in order:

   1. Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre
   2. The Plains of Abraham and the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
   3. The Olympic Park and Space for Life complex (Botanical Garden
       + Insectarium+ Biodôme + Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium)
   4. Casino de Montréal
   5. Casino du Lac-Leamy
   6. La Ronde
   7. Saint-Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
   8. Granby Zoo
   9. Canadian Museum of History
   10. Casino de Charlevoix
   11. Musée de la civilisation
   12. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
   13. Aquarium du Québec
   14. Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal
   15. Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

"Historically, these attractions have managed to reach the top of the list and elicit a certain level of enthusiasm, either with their unique character, their attractiveness or their offer of new features during the summer. In addition to these 15 examples, Québec is full of tourist experiences that reflect who we are and are worth a detour", said Pierre-Paul Leduc, Director General at SATQ-FEQ.

Here are some examples of new activities that are sure to draw large crowds. There is the The Cave of Lascaux – Prehistoric Masterpieces international exhibition at the Montréal Science Centre until September 14, which brings visitors into the past to discover rock art created 20,000 years ago.

The Plains of Abraham is launching its new multiplatform app, My Mobile Plains, containing close to 200 points of interest, an interactive park map, augmented reality, games, videos, narrations, photos and much more.

The Olympic Park also has a lot of new features this summer, including the new Exalto acrobatic park on the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, a brand-new recap of the 1976 Olympic Games at the Observatory of the Olympic Park Tower, not to mention the Space for Life complex inviting visitors to explore the "Hurry Up and Slow Down" theme through events held at the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

Lastly, the Granby Zoo has The Zoo at Night, a family activity in which participants get privileged access to certain animals and a campfire at the heart of the Bush.

To know more about these attractions and all there is to do in Québec, visit www.quebecgetaways.com and Québec Vacation Guide.

Founded respectively in 1975 and 1992, Festivals et Événements Québec and Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec are two non-profit organizations whose mission is to bring together Québec festivals, events and tourist attractions, to promote them, to represent them with various authorities, and to offer services that enhance their development.


For more information, photos or an interview, please contact:
Jeanine Basile
Manager of Communications and Member Services
Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec
Festivals et Événements Québec
514 252-3037 or 1 800 361-7688, ext. 3656
Cell: 514 916-5310