Québec City

 
Cobblestones and crepes
Québec City, Québec
Immerse yourself in a Canadian winter with a French accent. Strap on snowshoes or bundle up in the back of a horse-drawn carriage through cobblestone streets and enjoy the frosty joie de vivre.

Commune with your inner coureur des bois

Stay warm under a blanket on a snowy carriage ride through the cobblestone streets of the only walled city north of Mexico. Tuck into a classic Québecois feast of baked beans, sausages and crepes drenched in warm maple syrup at a Sugar Shack. Feel the thrill of a dogsled ride.

Go outside and thumb your nose at winter

Revel with locals at the Winter Carnival, the biggest in the world. Snowshoe the historic Plains of Abraham battlefield. Warm up with traditional tortiere game pie. Sleep in the Hotel de Glace, the famed Ice Hotel, or in the town-topping Chateau Frontenac, a hotel that thinks it’s a castle.

Daytrip to the snowy natural world on the city's doorstep

Go ice canyoning at Jean-Larose Falls. Downhill ski day or night at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Strap on cross-country skies for 600 miles of groomed trails. See the Sugar Cone mound created by the spray from Montmorency Falls. Watch sculptures emerge from ice blocks along the city’s Grand Allee boulevard.

If you have one week, ramble into the country

Feel freedom snowmobiling through the “White Triangle” paradise of Québec City, Charlevoix and Saquenay–Lac-St-Jean. Swoosh towards the St. Lawrence River from atop Le Massif ski resort, the highest vertical east of the Rockies. Poke around Québec City for folk art and antiques in the shops lining the old quarter.