Winter is part of the DNA of Québec City and its people. Anytime is the right time to get out and enjoy the fresh, crisp air! Right from November, the holiday spirit grips the Old City, from the opening of the German Christmas Market to the New Year’s celebrations on Grande Allée. Before January’s out the whole town is swept up in the Québec Winter Carnival for nearly 3 weeks. And don’t forget the classics—combine the legendary all-ice Hôtel de Glace with the fun of Valcartier Vacation Village, or experience Village Nordik right in the heart of town.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac | Credit:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Credit: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

The Château Frontenac Turns 125!

In 2018, the world’s most photographed hotel will turn 125— and there’s no better time to celebrate at this storied institution! Watch for the program of special events to be announced in December. 

Giacometti in Québec City | Credit:  Succession Alberto Giacometti/ SODRAC pour le Canada (2018)
Credit: Succession Alberto Giacometti/ SODRAC pour le Canada (2018)

The North American Premiere of Alberto Giacometti

February 8 to May 13, 2018

Alberto Giacometti's startlingly original sculptures have earned him a place among the 20th century’s great artists. Works on view will also include original paintings and plaster casts, many on display for the first time ever, in MNBAQ’s new Pavilion.

Updated Image Bank

Available from October 26, 2017 - Québec City Tourism has new photographs and promotional winter videos for journalists’ use.

Be sure to take a look and send in your order!


New for Winter 2017-2018 | Credit:  Société en commandite de stationnement de Montréal
Credit: Société en commandite de stationnement de Montréal

Spotlight on Québec’s Industrial Design Pioneer

December 2, 2017 to August 28, 2018

Michel Dallaire is the mastermind behind the 1976 Montréal Olympic torch and the BIXI bicycle. These and more than 80 other objects tell the story of his career. Dallaire: From Idea to Object will be presented at Musée de la civilisation.

Québec Armoury

Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury: A Landmark Reopens

Spring 2018

Painstakingly reconstructed, the historic building located at the entrance of the Plains of Abraham will soon reopen as a high‑tech venue for events of all kinds.   

New for Winter 2017-2018 | Credit:  Entourage sur-le-Lac
Credit: Entourage sur-le-Lac

A Brand-New Resort Only Minutes from Downtown

Entourage sur-le-Lac resort-hotel features rooms with a contemporary look together with stunning lake and mountain views. It’s a fabulous new four-season vacation spot with its wide range of outdoor activities close at hand.

Battuto Restaurant | Credit:  Battuto, Félix Michaud
Credit: Battuto, Félix Michaud

The Hippest Restaurants

Battuto is a storybook example of the little out-of-the-way restaurant that sparks a community renaissance! It was also named Best New Restaurant in Canada by enRoute magazine. Discover what’s trendy on the dining scene right now! 

In Brief

New attractions at Méga Parc 
Méga Parc Éphémère holds the fort with new attractions that will keep the good times rolling at shopping centre Les Galeries de la Capitale till the opening of the all-new amusement park in 2019.

New lift at Stoneham Mountain Resort
The new fixed-grip quad chairlift will cut the ride time up to the second peak.

Backcountry ski adventures that start in the city centre
The new shuttle service means you don’t need a car anymore to go backcountry skiing (a blend of cross-country and downhill skiing) in the vast, uncharted wilderness of Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier.

Au Chalet en Bois Rond combo packages
Au Chalet en Bois Rond vacation village now offers dogsledding as part of its complete lineup of winter family fun to go with its famous selection of authentic, luxury log cabins.