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Fun for the Whole Family

Mont Sainte-Anne

Skiing and Snowboarding

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 | Credit:  Camirand Photo
Credit: Camirand Photo

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

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.

Dogsledding | Credit:  Tourisme Jacques-Cartier
Credit: Tourisme Jacques-Cartier


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!

Site des sports d'hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec


Embrace winter with this classic activity and have fun with the whole family! Many sites are available in the city and acces to most of them is free.

Site des sports de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec


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


Entertaining Attractions to Discover

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

Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel)

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

Aquarium du Québec

Expect a feast for the eyes at the Aquarium's Festi Lumiere—an explosion of light and colour on outdoor pathways featuring animal figures sure to delight kids and grownups alike. You’ll enjoy all kinds of fun activities in a unique outdoor setting—illuminated slides and inflatable games. Warm up by the outdoor fireplace to the beat of the singer’s festive music.


A cross between a natural park and a zoo, Zoofari invites you to put on your snowshoes and meet many wildlife species such as wapiti, wild boar and antelope on the 4.5 km trail that wnaders through the park.

Parc de la Chute Montmorency | Credit:  Yves Tessier
Credit: Yves Tessier

Montmorency Falls Park

Discover the Montmorency Falls 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.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Just 30 minutes from Québec City, you’ll fall under the spell of Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, 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.

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. 

Outdoor Activity Ideas | Credit:  Village Vacances Valcartier
Credit: Village Vacances Valcartier

Village Vacances Valcartier

In addition to more than 35 slides and skating paths, the whole family will enjoy special outdoor activities at Village Vacances Valcartier: a funny hat contest, crazy Olympics, entertainment, and the presence of Loulou and Louloutre; the attraction's mascots.


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