Indoors and outdoors, there are new things for you to do and new places to explore this winter!

Outdoors

Snow Pentathlon

Winter Triathlon

A world first! On March 8 and 9, 2014, the Québec ITU Winter Triathlon will bring together the sports elite for an event approved by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). This challenge will include 5 km of snowshoeing, 12 km of speed skating and 8 km of skiing. The schedule also features an open event.

Station touristique Duchesnay | Credit:  SEPAQ
Credit: SEPAQ

Segwaying on the Trails

After opening its trails to the Segway this summer, Station touristique Duchesnay will offer this activity during winter as well, starting in January 2014. A 3 km forest trail specifically developed for exploring by Segway will be groomed by snowmobile.

Winter Biking

Once snow begins falling, Vélo Passe-Sport Plein Air’s equipped bikes will be available for a trip along the Promenade Samuel-de Champlain. These lively, guided expeditions are guaranteed to be magical! Snowshoeing and kicksled expeditions are also offered.

Ski and Snowboard

Stoneham Ski Resort | Credit:  Renaud Ganon
Credit: Renaud Ganon

More extreme experiences at the Stoneham Mountain Resort.

Discontinued in 2007, jumps will be back at Stoneham Mountain Resort! Thanks to new advances in terms of safety, 4 to 6 jumps will now be available at the mountain’s XL park. A new intermediate glade trail will be added to the network, bringing the total number of trails to 42.

New detachable quad chairlift at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Starting in December 2013, the new Doppelmayr brand lift will replace the triple chairlift serving the expert slopes of Mont-Saint-Anne The new chairlift will be twice as fast, in addition to serving a larger skiable terrain. Also, Mont-Sainte-Anne skiable terrain keeps expanding with the developing of two new glades on the South Side of the mountain!

Refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham

From the end of december to mid-March.
Located in an enchanting setting, the Plains of Abraham ice rink is the perfect place for winter fun!

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Culture

Stained glass window | Credit:  Daniel Abel
Credit: Daniel Abel

Opening of the Holy Door and 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec

December 8, 2013 will see the start of the festivities to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec the oldest catholic parish north of Mexico’s Spanish colonies. The program will start with a ceremonial opening of the Holy Door, the 7th in the world and the 1st to be opened outside of Europe. The activity-packed schedule will continue through all of 2014

Ski jumping | Credit:  Bibliothèque et archives Canada
Credit: Bibliothèque et archives Canada

Winter Heritage on the Plains of Abraham

Starting in November, the Jardin Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc Garden) on the Plains of Abraham will be decked out with winter decorations from the 19th and 20th centuries representing several major historical themes: the Quebec Bulldogs hockey team, ski jumping, snowshoeing, skating, and more.

The largest IMAX screen in Canada

The Québec’s IMAX cinema is offering a new, “truly gigantic” screen - 10 times larger than a traditional screen - a new digital IMAX projector and a cutting-edge stereo system. This screen totally fills your field of vision, creating the impression that you are in the film.

Exhibitions

Exhibition

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The William S. Paley Collection A Taste for Modernism - October 10, 2013 to February 16, 2014From Cézanne to Bacon by way of Degas, Rodin, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Derain and Picasso, the exhibition brings together 62 works of art from 24 masters of modern art.

Musée de la civilisation

This is our story - from November 27, 2013. This new permanent exhibition presented at Musée de la civilisation will teach visitors about today’s native cultures, delving into what it means to be a Native in the 21st century.

 

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