Things to Do in Quebec City This Winter
One of Canada’s snowiest cities, Quebec City is a true winter wonderland. Rather than dampening the fun, the snow actually enhances it—and in fact, you’ll find the city at its atmospheric best in winter. Here’s how to make the most of your winter trip to Quebec City.
See snow sculptures, go ice skating, cheer on dog sledding teams, and watch nighttime parades at theQuebec Winter Carnival. The festival runs from the end of January to mid-February.
Try outdoor activities such asski-shoeing(a mix between cross-country skiing and snowshoeing) andcross-country skiinginJacques-Cartier National Park, just a 30-minute drive from Quebec City.
Taste French-Canadian cuisine during a small-groupfood touraround the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec and trendy St-Jean-Baptiste.
Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of the impressiveIce Hotel(Hôtel de Glace), a 44-room building constructed entirely from snow and ice.
Shelter from the cold during aguided tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Guides in period dress show guests around the grand interior of Quebec City’s most emblematic building.
Slide down the slopes of Valcartier Vacation Village during a family-friendlysnow tubingexcursion.