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Activities to Do in the Winter Time in Quebec City, "The Winter Wonderland"

Updated on December 15, 2018
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Meet Kara, a QC anglophone mom who is living the dream in Quebec City, Canada.

Top Winter Activities in Quebec City Area

Living in Quebec myself, I have come to adjust to the cold winters and have learned to love the enormous amounts of snow we get here.

If you are visiting, traveling through or even living in Quebec, you won't want to miss out on these top winter activities.

- Skiing or Snowboarding (See: Mont Sainte Anne, Stoneham, Massif du Sud and Relais)

- Tobogganing (See: "Village Vacance Valcartier" or "Glissades de la Terrasse")

- Ice Hotel "Hôtel de Glace" (See: "Village Vacance Valcartier")

- Indoor Waterpark (See: "Valcartier Bora Parc")

- Quebec Winter Carnival (See: Bonhomme Carnaval de Québec)

- Sugar Shack (See: "Entailleur Inc Cabane A Sucre")

- Visit Old Quebec "Vieux-Québec" (See: "Fairmont Le Château Frontenac")

- Outdoor Spa Experience (See: "Siberia Station Spa")

- Ferry Tour (See: Quebec City-Lévis ferry "Société des traversiers du Québec")

- Visit Montmorency Falls Park (See: "Parc de la Chute-Montmorency")

- Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing (See: "Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier- Sépac")

- German Christmas Market (See: "Old Québec/Vieux-Québec")

- Snowboard and Freestyle Ski World Cups (See: "Jamboree")

- Ice Skating (See: "Place D'Youville" and " Le Chalet des sports et la patinoire de Shannon")


Remember to bundle up since temperatures here can get below -24°C/-11.2°F during the winter season.

Even If You Don't Ski Or Snowboard, Everyone Still Enjoys The Breathtaking View

I would rent that chalet again!
I would rent that chalet again!

Accommodations During Your Stay In Quebec City

If you are looking for places to stay in Quebec City, check out my recommendations below.

- Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
- Le Bonne Entente
- Hôtel Château Laurier
- Hôtel du Vieux-Québec
- Auberge Saint-Antoine
- Hôtel Manoir Victoria
- Les Chalets Alpins Stoneham, Quebec
- Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil
- L’hôtel Le Germain Québec
- Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations
- Hôtel Alt Québec

You could also check out CanadaStays or Airbnb to find alternative accommodations.

Ultimate Guide to Quebec

Check out the website for Quebec City Tourism/ Office du tourisme de Québec:

https://www.quebecregion.com

How Do You Get Used To The Cold Weather

A lot of people ask me "How do you deal with the winters there? It is just way too cold!" Well, to put it simply, you just have to adapt. Like every change in life, you have to learn how to be a chameleon and integrate yourself whole-hardheartedly.

Instead of sitting inside, watching Netflix all winter long, you just got to embrace the change in temperatures and get active!


Bonhomme Carnaval- Quebec Carnival

Every year during the end of January to mid-February
Every year during the end of January to mid-February

Traveling with your furry friend, no problem! We have activities for that too!

Quebec City is great for accommodating your furry companion.

Not only can you find pet friendly accommodations, but there are so many places to walk your pets if they need a good walk or socializing with other dogs.

- Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

- Hotel Port Royal

- Hotel Pur Quebec

- Hôtel Champlain Vieux Québec

- Parc canin de la Pente-Douce

- Dog Park Pointe-aux-Lievres

- Parc Canin Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

- Canyon Saint-Anne

- Parc Canin Shannon



Come Visit the Winter Wonderland

View from the top of Quebec City!
View from the top of Quebec City!

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      QCmom 

      4 weeks ago from Quebec City, Canada

      Liz Westwood, thank you! You are very kind!

      George Johnson, thank you! I appreciate the kind words. To answer your questions, you will not need to know French in Old Quebec as they are used to the tourists coming into town, however, they do appreciate the effort! Even just a quick "Bonjour" (Hello) or a simple "Comment ca va?" (How are you), will get you some friendly service. The ice hotel is being held at "Village Vacances Valcartier" right outside the Canadian military base in Valcartier, Quebec. It is about a 35 minute drive north from Quebec City. Here is the link: https://www.valcartier.com/en/activities/ice-hotel...

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      George Johnson 

      4 weeks ago from San Antonio, TX

      Great photos. I have some questions. Will I need to know French and can you provide more info on the ice hotel?

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 weeks ago from UK

      Great photos and ideas of what to do in Quebec.

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