Winter is a fantastic time to visit Québec. It becomes an icy adventure playground. If you can handle a little cold, you’ll have a world of adventure and winter wonderland fun. Check out these 5 remarkable places to visit in Quebec during winter.
5 Remarkable Places to Visit in Quebec During Winter
Quebec City is one of my favorite places in the world so it’s on the top of my list for remarkable places to visit in Quebec during winter.
Located on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River is Quebec City and it’s bursting with unique experiences for the whole family. From visiting Quebec City’s famous Carnival de Quebec to strolling the streets of Old Quebec with lights, decorations, snow, and delicious smells that draw you into every shop, Quebec City is a magical place.
It’s an especially beautiful place to visit during the winter months. From November until March, Quebec City is one giant, enchanted winter playground.
Within the Quebec City region during winter, you can rush down a historic toboggan slide, visit North America’s only ice hotel, celebrate Carnaval de Quebec, stand at the base of a 272 feet tall waterfall, and experience North America’s largest winter playground.
Exploring Charlevoix in the winter is the closest I ever felt to being in a Hallmark movie. When it’s blanketed in freshly fallen snow and paired with with magnificent river and mountains vistas, it’s like a dream.
From the lowest valleys to the highest rocky peaks, and everything in between, I love Charlevoix. The region is designated a World Biosphere Reserve, and it’s packed with some of the best outdoor winter activities in the country.
Winter in Charlevoix offers national parks for fatbiking, snowshoeing, and hiking. The all-inclusive Club Med Quebec Charlevoix is located in the region and provides enough reason alone to visit the area. Le Massif is not only an amazing ski resort, but it also provides a notable wooden sledding experience where you use only a rope, your own weight, and a leg to steer. The specially made wooden sled is rented on-site, and the 4.5-mile trip down the mountain takes about 1.5 hours. Additionally, in Charlevoix, you can enjoy sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and dog sledding.
Mont Tremblant is a wondrous natural playground. It offers a multitude of activities for the whole family.
Picture driving winter dune buggies on winding mountain trails, being picked up by helicopter from a frozen lake and flying over the homes of professional hockey players, learning to ski and snowboard, or rushing down the slopes at night on a sled. It’s all possible in Mont Tremblant.
Another aspect of Mont Tremblant that makes it extra special is the village. You can ski in and ski out from one of the on-site hotels, dine at many of the restaurants located all within walking distance, immerse yourself in an escape room, design our own t-shirt, test your shooting skills at a state-of-the-art laser tag arena, or relax in an outdoor hot tub that looks out over the slopes.
Mont Sutton is only a short drive from Montreal but it brings you to a magical world of magnificent views and abundant skiable terrain.
Located in the Eastern Townships, it’s within the town of Sutton, Quebec, about 5 km directly east of its urban district.
It’s small then the other remarkable places to visit during winter in Quebec, but it’s the quaint, small town vibe that makes it an extra special getaway.
Less than two hours from Montreal and just steps from Ottawa lies Outaouais, where bustling city life and the quietness of nature intermingle.
Its main city, Gatineau, is across the river from the country’s capital. It’s home to the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s most-visited museum. Outside Gatineau, less than an hour drive, is Parc Omega, where you can observe a number of species of wild animals living free in their natural habitat year-round.
Outaouais is also home to Fairmont Montebello, the world’s largest log castle famed for its rustic yet luxurious accommodations.
Outaouais is so magnificent that even during this lull between the beauty of fall and the magic of winter, there are plenty of activities and experiences to enjoy during a visit to Outaouais.