What to Do in Québec City in January

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on November 23, 2023
Family visit to the Hôtel de Glace, in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, near Québec.
Etienne Dionne

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?

Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)

Do like the thousands of visitors who come from all over the world to visit this architectural wonder! You will be amazed by its entrance hall and its beautifully decorated rooms, which are reincarnated under a new theme each winter. Why not get out of your comfort zone by spending the night there?

Explore Old Québec's Hidden Treasures

Old Québec has several stories to share through its heritage treasures. By entering the historical attractions, you will find out why the destination is so unique in America. Here are some of the historial gems in Old Québec to discover.

Eat Under the Stars

Spend a warm and magical evening  while watching the snowflakes gently falling down.

  • The domes installed on the Ophelia's patio allow you to keep an eye on the twinkling lights of Grande Allée throughout your meal.
  • Avenue Cartier seduces thanks to the famous colourful lampshades. Don't miss anything of its magical atmosphere while seated in one of the heated domes of the Sushi X restaurant.
  • Le Sacrilege’s terrace is one of Saint-Jean-Baptiste’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by stonewalls and mature trees, it now offers a festive atmosphere all year round thanks to its winter garden.
  • Formerly known as Portofino Sainte-Foy, Bossini offers the same delicious menu and trendy ambiance, plus a winter terrace with luxury domes.

Be Amazed by the Immersive Multimedia Pathway in Wendake

Produced in collaboration with the internationally renowned Québec firm Moment Factory, Onhwa’ Lumina is the only immersive multimedia experience of its kind to be open in winter in Québec. With a length of 1.2 km, it transports visitors to a magical world combining nature and technology with, as a backdrop, the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation. 

5 Reasons to Ski Around Québec City

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

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.

Get Started With Fat Biking

The Québec City area has several centers for practicing oversized tire cycling in the forest, including Empire 47, the busiest fatbike destination in the world! 

In town, it is also possible to try out this activity along with a guide on a flat course, or by renting a fatbike with Tuque & bicycle experiences or Echo Sports Tours.

This Month's Suggestions

  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Best Cross-Country Skiing in Québec City

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

  • 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.

  • Bora-Boréal - In Autumn

    12 Unique Stays in the Québec City Area

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Vue aérienne sur Québec en hiver

    The Latest and the Greatest of Winter 2023-2024

    Find out what the Québec City area has in store for you this winter.


Équipe édito
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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