100% Family Fun

When it comes to family fun, nothing beats Granby Zoo. Want to make it a weekend? Add award-winning poutine, a national park and a hotel that offers something for everyone (think spa and game room, for starters).

Zoo de Granby

Granby Zoo in the winter? Absolutely! Why? First, 90% of the animals are on display and they’re often more active and visible than during the warmer months. Bonus: Because all the pavilions are open (including the elephant pavilion, which is accessible only in the winter), you get an up close look at the animals. Second, tickets are 50% off the regular price! Third, the ambiance is festive, with bonfires, music, entertainment and so much more.

Cantine Chez Ben

Open since 1950, this snack bar is a bona fide Granby institution. Craving squeaky curds and crisp fries smothered in gravy? You’ve come to the right place: This spot has taken home top honours at the Drummondville Poutine Festival.

Hôtel Castel & Spa Confort

Located just five minutes from Granby Zoo, this four-star hotel truly is the perfect place for a family getaway. While kids enjoy the large indoor play room, parents can bliss out with a spa treatment, luxuriate in the outdoor hot tub, work out in the gym, grab a cocktail by the fireplace or shoot some pool in the pub. Psst! Don’t forget to inquire about zoo packages!

Parc national de la Yamaska

Step into your snowshoes and set out to explore this park’s expansive trail network, most of which are well-marked and quite flat (read: ideal for family outings). You can also enjoy ice fishing, fatbiking, hiking and, new for the season, tube sledding.

You should read

Seven Places to Ride a Fatbike in the Townships
Our Half-Century-Old Restaurants
Not-to-Be-Missed Concert Halls


Taste the Townships
Arts, culture and entertainment
Nature, sports and outdoor activities
Tourist routes
Family outing
Spa and wellness