$65 million investment - Valcartier Vacation Village announces the construction of an indoor waterpark and 4-star hotel complex


VALCARTIER, QC, July 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Valcartier Vacation Village is announcing the construction of a major recreation and tourism complex featuring an indoor waterpark and 4-star hotel with 153 suites, the first of its kind in Quebec! This major tourism industry initiative, representing a private investment of $65 million, will complement the group's entertainment offerings with year-round accommodations and annual activities that will be sure to please the entire family. The complex is scheduled to open in December 2016.

"The idea behind building Valcartier Vacation Village's recreation and tourism complex is to provide our vacationers, particularly families, with an optimal entertainment and accommodation experience. Our expertise in waterpark and winter playground management has allowed us to improve this experience: our vacationers will now have the chance to visit a waterpark in any season. This type of attraction has never been seen before in Quebec!" stated Guy Drouin, president and general manager of Valcartier Vacation Village.

A first in Quebec: an indoor waterpark covering over 102,000 square feet
The first of its kind, Valcartier Vacation Village's future indoor waterpark will cover more than 102,000 square feet – almost two football fields – and will appeal to families, catering to both kids and adults. With its Polynesian theme, the indoor waterpark will have attractions created both for the little ones and the more adventurous. Thrill-seekers will be happy to ride exciting waterslides at the park, heated to 30⁰C year-round! There will be something for everyone: a huge wave pool, over 14 waterslides (including five standing at 15.25 m (50 ft) tall), a family pool, a multi-activity adventure river, and an attraction that is sure to be popular: a double surf wave. There will also be countless chairs, relaxation areas and private cabanas.

A 4-star, comfortable family hotel
The five-story, 194,000-square-foot Valcartier Vacation Village 4-star hotel will be made up exclusively of suites, featuring a total of 153 (including some luxury suites with patios and private spas) on the three top floors. "We decided to offer suites in order to provide our visitors with optimal comfort. Families will be happy to learn that these suites were specially designed to meet their needs. They include a large living room attached to closed bedrooms and ergonomic bathrooms that can be used by more than one guest at a time. We've covered all bases to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience!" added Drouin. Plus, there are five dorm rooms that can accommodate up to 12 people each, available at a reasonable price for youth groups. The hotel's mezzanine will be home to a huge indoor entertainment room with an arcade featuring multiple games and private rooms for children's birthday parties and other group activities. On the first floor, there will be a spa with personal care facilities, including various baths, an indoor pool adjoining an outdoor pool, and a large gift shop featuring essentials and souvenirs. A lounge-style sports bar and restaurant will round out this one-of-a-kind space.

The future Valcartier Vacation Village recreation and tourism complex in numbers:

  • A private investment of $65 million
  • A 102,450-square-foot indoor waterpark heated to 30⁰C year-round, including:
    • A large wave pool of 4 000-square-foot,
    • Over 14 slides, with 5 standing at 15.25-m (50-ft) tall.
    • A family pool with water games.
    • A multi-activity adventure river.
    • A double surf wave.
    • A patio restaurant with private rooms for groups.
    • 12 private cabanas.
  • A 194,000-square-foot, four-star hotel with 153 suites (including 7 luxury suites with a patio and private spa) featuring:
    • Accommodations:
      • 123 regular suites that can accommodate up to 4 people, including a king bed in a closed room and a large retractable bed in the living room (including 15 universally accessible beds).
      • 23 family suites with 2 closed rooms.
      • 2 luxury suites with a closed room, living room, patio and private spa.
      • 5 luxury family suites with 2 closed rooms, a patio and a private spa.
      • A dormitory that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people with 5 separate rooms.
    • A 10,600-square-foot entertainment room, including:
      • A large arcade with multiple games.
      • A lounge-style sports bar and restaurant.
      • A gift shop and a convenience store.
    • A 6,000-square-foot spa, including:
      • 8 treatment rooms (2 double rooms).
      • A steam bath.
      • A Finnish sauna.
      • 1 hot tub and 3 ice baths.
      • An indoor pool with an adjoining outdoor pool.
  • The tourism and recreation complex is set to open in December 2016.

About Valcartier Vacation Village
Above all, Valcartier Vacation Village aims to remain the ultimate year-round destination for families looking for a fun and amazing getaway. Opened in 1963 with a $60-million investment, Valcartier Vacation Village is one of the top economic drivers in Quebec's tourism and recreation industry. In addition to its upstanding reputation in the tourism industry, the company is one of North Americans' most valued tourism and recreation destinations. Valcartier Vacation Village is constantly evolving and continues to invest in order to offer cutting-edge technology and innovation and improve the unique entertainment offering provided to its guests.


SOURCE Valcartier Vacation Village

Video with caption: "Video: Presentation of the Valcartier Vacation Village recreation and tourism complex including a 4-star hotel and an indoor waterpark.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20150707_C6858_VIDEO_EN_439363.mp4&posterurl=http%3a%2f%2fphotos.newswire.ca%2fimages%2f20150707_C6858_PHOTO_EN_439363.jpg&order=1&jdd=20150707&cnum=C6858

Image with caption: "Exterior view of the 4-star hotel and Valcartier Vacation Village's indoor waterpark (CNW Group/Valcartier Vacation Village)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150707_C6858_PHOTO_EN_439365.jpg

Image with caption: "Entrance to the 4-star Valcartier Vacation Village hotel. (CNW Group/Valcartier Vacation Village)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150707_C6858_PHOTO_EN_439368.jpg

Image with caption: "Valcartier Vacation Village’s indoor waterpark. (CNW Group/Valcartier Vacation Village)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150707_C6858_PHOTO_EN_439369.jpg

Image with caption: "Valcartier Vacation Village's indoor waterpark wave pool. (CNW Group/Valcartier Vacation Village)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150707_C6858_PHOTO_EN_439370.jpg

For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact: Jeanne Le Cours-Hébert, Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations, Office: 514 842-2455, ext. 23, Cell: 514 815-1300, jhebert@mflrp.ca

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