Outdoors Nearby

  • Two girls on snowshoes enjoy a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
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Editor's Picks

A couple snowshoes in the winter on the Les Loups trail in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

Québec City’s Greatest Parks

Find the parks with the most stunning scenery, the natural sites that will leave you speechless, and the best places for a host of outdoor activities.

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Ski Massif de charlevoix

5 Reasons to Add Skiing Near Québec City to Your Bucket List

Just minutes from downtown Québec City, four ski resorts offer exhilarating experiences for skiers and riders. Here are five reasons to coast down these slopes at least once in your life.

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  • Canyoning-Québec - Ice canyoning, Chute Jean-Larose

    The Best Spots to Go Climbing and Canyoning

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    A group of people do the winter Via Ferrata activity at Canyon Sainte-Anne.

    Spectacular Via Ferrata and Zipline Adventures

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  • A family takes pictures with the ice sculptures in the Petit-Champlain district, during the Québec Winter Carnival.

    6 Outdoor Activities for Families

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    Parc national Jacques Cartier

    A Stunning Glacial Valley Full of Possibilities

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  • Parc national Jacques Cartier

    Top Places for Snowshoeing

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

    Best Cross-Country Skiing in Québec City

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    An outdoor enthusiast rides a fatbike, a bicycle with oversized wheels in the snowy forest.

    3 Reasons Why You Should Try Fat Biking

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Activities to Explore

  • Backcountry skiing

    Backcountry skiing

  • Ice Canoeing Experience - Paddle!

    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Rowboat fishing

    Fishing and Hunting

  • Canyoning-Québec - Ice canyoning, Chute Jean-Larose

    Climbing and canyoning

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

    Cross-Country Skiing

  • Two people are dog sledding on a snowy trail.

    Dogsledding

  • Ski Massif de charlevoix

    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Three people in fatbike are enjoying a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Fat Biking

  • Arbraska Duchesnay

    Treetop Adventures

  • A couple snowshoes in the winter on the Les Loups trail in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Hiking

  • Ice fishing

    Ice Fishing

  • Snowmobilers riding in a field

    Snowmobiling

  • Mountain biking at Empire 47

    Mountain Biking

  • Moose Watching at Forêt Montmorency

    Wildlife and Bird Watching

  • La chute Montmorency glacée

    Parks and Recreation Facilities

  • Nouvelle Vague Expeditions inc. - descent of La Traditionnelle on the Jacques-Cartier

    Rafting

  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

    Snowshoeing

  • A cyclist rides on a bike path in the Old Port of Québec with the Château Frontenac in the background.

    Road Biking

  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.

    Via ferrata and Zipline

Watch the Majestic Nature

Panorama of Old Québec in winter, frozen St. Lawrence River and sunset, from the South Shore.
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Québec City in Winter - The Ultimate Snow Adventure

Discover new ways to slip, slide, and enjoy the snow like never before, in a real winter wonderland.

Official Tourist Guide

Tons of tips

Our editorial team recommends its official tourist guide to help you discover the destination and plan your stay.

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A family is getting ready to slide on inner tubes at Village Vacances Valcartier in winter.