There are always new reasons to visit Québec City.
Indoors and outdoors, there are new things for you to do and new places to explore this winter!
This winter in the Québec City|Charlevoix region, ski fans can fully enjoy a new triply exciting ski experience at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif de Charlevoix. With a St. Lawrence’s Summits multi-ski area lift ticket, slide sports fans can decide which of the three mountains they feel like conquering – that morning!
Exclusively offered at participating Québec City and Charlevoix lodging establishments, this new product is paired all season long with highly interesting promotions.
This genuine masterpiece of the clockmaker’s art stands 3.5 metres tall and weighs in at close to 2 tons. It is a 400th anniversary gift from the Swiss canton of Jura to Québec City, where it has been installed at the City Hall Gardens. The design and manufacture of this marvel, by Swiss clockmaker Richard Mille, took 10,523 hours, while its 5,451 parts form a mechanism more precise than that of quartz timepieces.
Paddle the St. Lawrence River in the depths of winter. Feel the crunch of the ice under your feet. Ice-canoeing is like nothing else you’ll ever experience, and in Québec City you can do it without leaving town! You don’t need to be an athlete—your guides will adapt the activity to suit your personal fitness level.
Vallée Bras-du-Nord has two new activities for winter 2015: snow biking—or “fatbike” as it’s known among aficionados—and backcountry skiing. Snow biking is the latest way to keep the fun going all year round, while backcountry skiers can boldly go and explore new worlds, seeking out exotic valley landscapes.
Université Laval’s Montmorency Forest doesn’t do things the easy way! This year’s ski season starts on October 31—and yes, you read that right! The centre’s technical team stored more than 6,000 cubic metres of snow under tons of wood shavings all summer. Montmorency Forest will once again attract skiers of all levels, including many from U.S. and Canadian universities and ski clubs here to get a jump on the season.
February 19 to June 14, 2015
Everyone knows rock icon Bryan Adams from his many international hits. Now Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is privileged to introduce another facet of this brilliant and versatile artist: Bryan Adams, photographer. Exposed includes a first series of portraits featuring the likes of Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Moss, and Amy Winehouse, and a second, more recent series depicting British soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Expert skiers will celebrate this year as the Mont-Sainte-Anne opens a new run in the expert area, not far from the iconic “S.”
The fearless can now ski in a brand new skiable sector, the Matteucie. The Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier's off-trail area now covers more than 150 hectares of land.
January 31 to February 8, 2015
Québec City is host to the 2015 Winter World Masters Games. Over 3,000 athletes will converge on Québec City for the games, which are open to retired professional and former Olympic athletes age 30 and over.
May 21 to 31, 2015
The best teams in major junior hockey will battle it out for the Canadian Hockey League championship, in the MasterCard Memorial Cup at Québec City’s Colisée.
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