Activities to do this winter

Activities to do this winter

Not everyone likes winter, but it is a part of our lives. So, why not enjoy it as much as we can? Here are some suggestions of activities for everyone that you can try this winter in Quebec.


Montmorency falls’ pain de sucre

It is a huge and spectacular ice cone, forming itself all winter long at the base of Montmorency Falls. Perfect to have a nice outdoor family day! 

Where : Montmorency falls park (Quebec)

When : All winter

How much : Free

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Skate at D’Youville place

Try D’Youville place skating rink! Have a magical moment with your loved ones in downtown Quebec. 

Where : D’Youville place (Quebec)

When : November 16th to March 15th

How much : Free

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Ice skate in the forest (Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Mauricie)

This magical place allows you to skate in the forest, well sheltered from the wind. Maybe you will meet some friendly animals!

Where : 1180, St-Félix road, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec, G0X 3J0

When : December to March

How much : $16 to $18

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Village Vacances Valcartier

Over 35 snow slides are waiting for you at Village Vacances Valcartier! Little ones and adults will be served. You may also enjoy rafting and ice skating.

Where : 1860, Valcartier Boulevard, Valcartier (Quebec) G0A 4S0

When : December 14th to March 29th

How much : From $25.99

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Slide at the Dufferin terrace

Come enjoy 3 snow slides at the marvelous Dufferin terrace overlooking the St-Lawrence river in the magical Old part of Quebec city. 

Where : At the Dufferin terrace (Quebec)

When : From December 15th to March 15th

How much : $3 (family package available)

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The ice hotel

This gorgeous hotel is completely unique in Latin America! All made of ice, the hotel offers a magical and majestuous atmosphere. 

Where : 1860 Valcartier Boulevard, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0

When : From January 2nd

How much : $11.99 to $34.99

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Quebec Aquarium’s Festi Lumière

Come and be amazed in front of a gorgeous enchanted forest illuminated path! Inflatable games, mascots, music, animation and more are waiting for you. 

Where : At Quebec’s Aquarium

When : From January 11th to February 29th, on Saturday nights

How much : $0 to $11.25 (family package available)

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For a huge electronic music winter party, the Igloofest offers good music and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere!  

Where : Jacques-Cartier dock in Montreal Old-Port 

When : January 16th to February 8th

How much : From $25

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Montreal’s Fête des Neiges

This is Montreal’s biggest winter family event! During 4 weekends this winter, come celebrate winter at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Outdoor games and food are waiting for you! 

Where : Parc Jean-Drapeau

When : Saturdays and Sundays from January 18th to February 9th

How much : Free

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Quebec’s Winter Carnival

Since 1955, Quebec’s Winter Carnival warms us with its winter activities in February and offers us its famous parade. 

Where : Francophonie park, 758 Grande Allée East, Quebec, QC

When : February 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th

How much : $15 (Free for 8 years old and under)

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Montreal en lumière

Montreal offers you every year its lights festival at Quartier des spectacles. For its 21st edition, you will enjoy shows, culinary workshops and luminous artwork! 

Where : Quartier des spectacles (Montreal)

When : February 20th to March 1st

How much : Free

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