The Perfect Romantic Weekend Itinerary for Winter

In winter, two lovers walk on the Dufferin terrace, next to the Château Frontenac.
Dufferin Terrace, Francis Gagnon

European charm, restaurants with an intimate atmosphere and beautiful historic streets covered in snow all add to Québec City’s romantic reputation, but romance is in the eye of the beholder and there are plenty of romantic winter activities for couples to do in Québec City that also add a sense of adventure and fun. What can we say, when you’re in love, anything can be romantic if you have the right frame of mind.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 1 Introduction to the Romantic Wintery European Charm

    1

    Stroll Through the Streets Within the Walls

    Stroll through the streets of Old Québec inside the walls and immerse yourself in over 400 years of history. Be sure to walk the old stone walls, climbing to the top of the gates for beautiful wintery views of the city. 

    Québec City is for lovers! It is one of the most romantic cities I have ever visited! Not only did I fall in love with the city itself but I fell a little more in love with my husband there too.

    - Marisa Mercanti-Gagnon, The Daydream Diaries, Ontario

    0.69 km
  • 2

    Dufferin Terrace Toboggan Slide

    Wander Dufferin Terrace, taking time for an old-fashioned toboggan ride down the Dufferin Slide and sipping on rich velvety chocolat chaud from Au 1884. 

    0.68 km
  • 3

    Petit-Champlain

    Take the stairs or the funiculaire down to Petit-Champlain and experience the magical winter wonderland of Québec's oldest shopping street. Take a moment to warm up by the fire at one of the warming stations.

    1.09 km
  • 4

    Place D'Youville Ice Rink

    At the end of the day, go skating in a magical setting. Just steps away from the ramparts and surrounding heritage buildings, you’ll find the skating rink at Place D’Youville, all lit up for winter.

    1.26 km
  • 5

    Spend the Night in a Romantic Hotel

    The number of world-class hotels found in Old Québec is impressive. With its fairy tale castle look, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac probably comes first to mind.

    Other establishments are part of the Top 25 hotels for romance in Canada in 2022, according to Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice:

    In addition to this romantic night, here is a selection of some of Québec's romantic restaurants to wine and dine your sweetheart. 

  • Day 2 A Relaxing Day

    6

    Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

    A memorable brunch is one of the best ways to kick of the day in Québec City. Reserve a table in a quiet corner and indulge in Québécois cuisine. After you're done, explore the galleries and exhibits at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

    16.11 km
  • 7

    Nordic Spa

    After an invigorating morning, melt your cares away with a hot soak, sauna and relaxing massage at Strøm Spa Nordique.  

    18.44 km
  • 8

    Ice Hotel

    Head to Hôtel de Glace, Québec’s famous ice hotel, and wander through the chapel, bedrooms and hallways made of snow and ice, admiring the beautiful carvings and stopping to sip ice cider in one of the ice bars. 

    18.40 km

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