What to Do in Québec City in January

Hôtel de Glace
Danny Vachon

In search of a good New Year's resolution? How about resolving to do January with a positive mental attitude and enjoy all the activities on offer in and around Québec City?

January Events Calendar

20th Anniversary of the Ice Hotel

Hôtel de Glace
Mention de source Hôtel de Glace

This grandiose Ice Hotel—the only one of its kind in North America—is built out of ice from the ground up and for its 20th anniversary promises to be something special with new architectural features. 
Starting on January 2

The Aquarium du Québec Sparkle

Aquarium du Québec
Mention de source Aquarium du Québec

Made up of hundreds of thousands LED lights, the illuminated outdoor pathways at the Québec City Aquarium will blow you away. A magical outing for the whole family.
Various dates in January and February 

Sépaq Winter Day

Station touristique Duchesnay
Mention de source Station touristique Duchesnay

Free admission for the Sépaq Winter Day!  Enjoy all kinds of free activities at Camp Mercier, Station touristique Duchesnay, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier and Réserve faunique des Laurentides. Winter, the perfect season to take a breath of fresh air! 
January 26

Suggestions of the Month

Warming Stations

Stations chaleureuses
Mention de source Ville de Québec

Tour the city’s pop‑up winter sites. Hurry—they’ll be gone come spring! Each site has chairs, gas fireplaces, some even have outdoor heaters. Also enjoy a program of events inspired by the local neighbourhood. 

5 Reasons to Ski Around Québec City

Le Massif de Charlevoix
Mention de source Le Massif de Charlevoix

Skiers and snowboarders can take their pick of four different hills less than an hour from the city centre. See our 5 reasons to go skiing in the Québec City Area.

5 Amazing Trails for Snowshoeing

Raquette Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix
Mention de source Jean-Marie Grange

Snowshoeing is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the snowy outdoors. We’ve got great suggestions for hikes in all kinds of beautiful locations.

Also use the events calendar and our winter activity suggestions for more inspiration.

This Month's Suggestions
  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
    Best Spots for Ski Touring

    Far from the crowds, ski touring fans are hooked on the satisfying sense of freedom this sport brings! Here are some helpful tips on how to enjoy it.

    Bora-Boréal - at dusk
    12 Unique Stays in the Québec City Area

    Here are some of the most unique and special accommodations in and around Québec City.

  • Snowmobilers riding in a field
    Best Places for Snowmobiling near Québec City

    Read on for tips on the best places to go snowmobiling and the companies that help make it happen.

    Two skiers go downhill skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne station with a view of the St. Lawrence River.
    4 Great Ski Resorts

    Close to the city center, four ski resorts offer exceptional snow conditions. Compare Québec City ski resorts mountain stats, features and amenities.

  • Parc national Jacques Cartier
    Top Places for Snowshoeing

    Looking for snowshoeing trails that lead to beautiful snowy scenery? We’ve got the inside scoop on the best spots to go snowshoeing.

    Warming stations
    Warming Stations

    Lively meeting places to warm up and gather

  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Best Cross-Country Skiing Places

    Québec City has an exceptionally long season and fabulous ski conditions. Get our tips on the best places to go cross-country skiing.

    Ice fishing with the family on a frozen lake in the Portneuf Wildlife Reserve.
    Ice Fishing

    Find the best spots to fish in snowy surroundings

A couple in love walks in the evening in the rue du Petit-Champlain illuminated for Christmas and the holidays.
Lots of Savings in Québec City

Discover the best packages and deals on a host of attractions and activities for the whole family for your next vacation in Québec City.

See the discounts now 

Québec cité
Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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