The Latest and the Greatest of Winter 2022-2023

Family in Petit-Champlain decorated for Christmas
Petit-Champlain, Audet Photo

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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 February’s out, the whole town is swept up in the Québec Winter Carnival for nearly 10 days. And don’t forget the classics—combine the legendary all-ice Hôtel de Glace with the fun of Village Vacances Valcartier

Here are latest and the greatest of winter 2023 to add to your itinerary!

  • 1

    What’s New for the 15th Annual German Christmas Market

    The German Christmas Market keeps getting bigger and better every year. And in 2022, it will continue to wow one and all with the all-new Santa’s castle (inspired by Château Frontenac) at Place d’Armes, complete with appearances by Santa Claus himself, a giant puppet parade through the streets of the city, and plenty of shops and entertainment at Place D’Youville.
    November 24 to December 23, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)

    Once the Market is over, the activity on the sites continues with the second edition of Kaléidoscopes.

  • 2

    Time of Pharaohs Exhibition

    This exhibition at Musée de la civilisation delves into the rich and captivating culture of ancient Egypt. From real-life mummies, stelae, and coffins of important figures to jewellery, papyrus, and models of dwellings and pyramids, get set for a trip back to the age of pharaohs. 

    While you’re at MCQ, check out the Witness Blanket, a powerful art installation created by master carver Carey Newman, member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation and Coast Salish, in order to pay tribute to the victims of the residential school era and to symbolize a necessary reconciliation.

  • 3

    Enchanted Multimedia Night Walk in Wendake

    Onhwa’ Lumina, produced in collaboration with internationally renowned Québec studio Moment Factory, transports visitors to a magical world full of nature and technology as they explore the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation. The 1.2 km Onhwa’ Lumina walk is the only immersive experience of its kind to be open in winter in the province.

    While in Wendake, you can also participate in the new escape game Lights in the Sky, an enigmatic journey featuring five unique places on the site of the Huron-Wendat Museum.

  • 4

    Québec Winter Carnival: New Activities and the Return of the Classics

    For this 69th edition of the Québec Winter Carnival, Carnival-goers are invited to a series of new activities, including an urban slide starting from the fortifications and electro, Franco, hip-hop and new country musical evenings in the heart of the Ice Palace. The famous classics (the night parades, the ice sculptures, the ice canoe race and the snow bath) will also be back.
    February 3 to 12, 2023


  • 5

    Winter Clothing Rental Service for Visitors

    Don’t have proper winter attire or hoping to travel light? That shouldn’t stop you from coming out to enjoy the winter magic of Québec City! With Tuque & Bicycle Experiences, now you can rent your winter gear. They have it all—coats, snow pants, boots, and more—and can deliver it right to your hotel.

  • 6

    Snowboard Cross World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Bataille Royale is one of multiple stops on the Shred the North World Cup circuit for the 2022–2023 season. It features two World Cup events: an individual and a team competition. For spectators, this is snowboarding at its best, with high-octane, show-stopping action guaranteed!

  • 7

    New Restaurants

    There’s always a new restaurant popping up in Québec City, whether it’s for a quick bite, a multi-course extravaganza, or tasty international cuisine. Treat your taste buds in a new restaurant like Honō Ramen, for Japanese cuisine lovers.

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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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