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Canada's Ice Hotel: Quebec

Updated on March 31, 2012

Canada's Ice Hotel

If you are the adventure traveler looking for a new experience, consider the Ice Hotel. Opened seasonally, the Ice Hotel is constructed next to the new Auberge Duchesnay Hotel, located on the banks of Lac Saint-Joseph. The remote location is the perfect getaway and the location provides for some very unique experiences.

Dog-sledding on the frozen lake or staying at a custom made room inside the Ice Hotel. The best part about staying at the Ice Hotel is that if you decide that you just cannot get comfortable, the hotel always keeps a room open for all of its Ice Hotel occupants.

Because snow acts as a great insulator, the interior of the Ice Hotel is maintained between 2°C and 5°C (23°F to 28°F) regardless of the outside weather. This may seem cold still, and it is so everyone must go prepared for some chill factor.

Expect to pay between $300 - $400 a night depending on the package you choose.

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Auberge HotelIce Hotel QuebecFoyerChapelN'Ice ClubIce Plates and Cups
Auberge Hotel
Auberge Hotel
Ice Hotel Quebec
Ice Hotel Quebec
N'Ice Club
N'Ice Club
Ice Plates and Cups
Ice Plates and Cups

The Ice Hotel is unique every year as artists are given the freedom to exercise their creativity in modeling the theme rooms and the wedding chapel. When they are finished the end resul is a 3 000 square foot hotel made of ice.

The Ice Hotel season falls between the beginning of Janurary to the beginning of April. If you plan on having your wedding inside the Ice Hotel Chapel remember that Québec is not like Vegas, you have to follow certain protocol well inadvance. Reservation packages are on sale year round and they should be made well in advance.

Directions to the Ice Hotel
Directions to the Ice Hotel

What people are saying

After reading other peoples reviews of the Ice Hotel, I think that I would most likely not spend the night there but rather in the Auberge. The N'Ice Club received great reviews while the actual stay was less than desirable. Be sure to bundle up and take advantage of the traditional Inuit mode of transportation, the dog-sledding.


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      10 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

      Wow -- looks cool! (-: I'd love to check this out next winter.

    • Jyle Dupuis profile imageAUTHOR

      Jyle Dupuis 

      11 years ago from Henrico, Virginia

      Gerrie I think I would be one of those who would try to tough it out. Although, there would have to be a propane heater or something.

    • Jyle Dupuis profile imageAUTHOR

      Jyle Dupuis 

      11 years ago from Henrico, Virginia

      Hal I know what you mean, this summer is a killer. I've got two air-conditioners running and hardly any relief. If only they could build these places in giant freezers.

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      11 years ago

      This is not for me, but for those who want some new to try..its great

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      Hal Licino 

      11 years ago from Toronto

      Considering was about 40 C outside yesterday just the thought of the Ice Hotel sounds really refreshing right about now!! :)


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