If you are looking for a green space to recharge your batteries in Quebec City, think of Bois-De-Coulonge Park?
The Bois-De-Coulonge Park, located on Grande-Allée in the Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge district, is easily accessible by car or bicycle.
Mostly known for its infinite flowers, this park is distinguished by its impressive horticultural facilities. It has, in fact, a magnificent arboretum, consisting of gardens, hiking trails and a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River. In addition, many old buildings and a playground for children are an important asset. Among these buildings are, in fact, the interpretation center on the Bois-De-Coulonge offering free guided tours during the summer, as well as reception halls rented by the hour.
A restaurant, Café 47, is also available at the Bois-De-Coulonge Park, offering many refreshing dishes. Café 47 is actually an urban counter operated by the famous restaurant, The Le 47e Parallèle, a recognized institution in the old capital. It should be noted that this counter is only open during summer. Nevertheless, it is always possible to bring your own lunch to enjoy a wonderful family or romantic picnic! (link ticket picnic)
Several events take place in the Bois-De-Coulonge Park, such as the Défi des escaliers de Québec, the Quebec Opera Festival, the walk for the cure of diabetes, etc. Moreover, several open-air classes companies offer their services, such as Yoga InVivo and Cardio Plein Air. So, whether you want to relax and enjoy the view, listen to music, have a picnic with your family or to be active, Bois-De-Coulonge Park has everything to meet your satisfaction!
Given its location in the heart of the city, parking at the entrance to the Bois-De-Coulonge Park is free during evenings and weekends, but you must pay from Monday to Friday. Several reception rooms are also available to guests, including the famous Lieutenants-Gouverneurs room. This magnificent reception room can accommodate up to 100 people and offers very competitive prices!
Do not miss your chance to visit this part of history and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bois-De-Coulonge Park, in summer as in winter, you will not be disappointed!