Everybody outside! There’s no better way to spend spring break than getting out in the fresh air. Sure to put some colour in your cheeks!

Skiing and Snowboarding

Mont Sainte-Anne

The Québec City area is just the place for unforgettable skiing and snowboarding with optimal snow conditions. There are 4 different resorts, each offering a unique experience for skiers and boarders of all levels: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Stoneham Mountain Resort, and Le Relais Centre.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Ski de fond | Credit:  Camirand photo
Credit: Camirand photo

A wealth of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing areas will keep you busy throughout your week: torchlight skiing, orienteering on snowshoes, ski races, and even a trip to a rustic chalet where the birds literally eat out of your hand!

Just a short drive from downtown Québec City, a large selection of natural parks offer access to splendid snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.

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Dogsledding

What a great activity to try! Enjoy the great outdoors and discover our winter scenery with a team of sled dogs. Dogsledding is for everyone!

Skating

Embrace winter with this classic activity and have fun with the whole family! Many sites are available in the city.

Sliding

Sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier  | Credit:  Village Vacances Valcartier
Credit: Village Vacances Valcartier

Sliding? Tobogganing? Whichever no-fuss winter activity you choose you’re sure to get hours of fun at one of these centers!

Fun for the whole family

Québec City's urban interpretation Centre

Nothing better for a snowy day in Old Québec than a GPS GeoRally—a 21st century scavenger hunt. The whole family will love finding real and virtual caches while answering questions, an unforgettable experience! 

Aquarium's Festi Lumière

With over 400,000 lights, expect a feast for the eyes—an explosion of light and colour on outdoor pathways featuring trees, animal figures, and ice sculptures sure to delight kids and grownups alike. At Festi Lumière you’ll enjoy all kinds of fun activities in a unique outdoor setting—illuminated slides, inflatable games, and a gingerbread house where the little ones can decorate cookies.

Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel)

Québec City's Ice Hotel | Credit:  Hôtel de Glace
Credit: Hôtel de Glace

Entirely made of snow and ice, this architectural marvel is a wonder to behold. Explore the beautiful Great Hall, chapel, ice slide, exhibitions and Ice Bar. 

Montmorency Falls Park

Discover the park from a gondola and savour the spectacular views! The trails are shared by hikers and snowshoers. And thanks to the lighting, there’s not a more enchanting place at dusk.

Onhoüa Chetek8e Traditional Huron Site

Visit Onhoüa Chetek8e, a traditional Huron site, where a guide in costume will take you on a tour of a longhouse, sweat lodge, giant teepee, and meat dryer. 

Parc national de la Jacques Cartier

Just 30 minutes from Québec City, you’ll fall under the spell of a vast mountainous plateau cut by a deep valley. Visitors of all ages are invited to try the new natural sliding hill in the heart of the valley. Thanks to a new snowcat shuttle service, a part of the park is now accessible in winter.

Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park)

The site of the historic 1759–1760 battle between the French and British was turned into a park in 1908. In winter, the Discovery Pavilion is the place to start. Rent skis or snowshoes and set off on the groomed trails. 

Village Vacances Valcartier

From March 1 to 9, 2014, in addition to more than 35 slides and skating paths, the whole family will enjoy special outdoor activities: a funny hat contest, crazy Olympics, entertainment, and the presence of Loulou and Louloutre; the attraction's mascots.

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