The Perfect Romantic Weekend Itinerary for Winter
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
- Introduction to the Romantic Wintery European Charm
Day 1 Introduction to the Romantic Wintery European Charm
Stroll Through the Streets Within the Walls0.69 km
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
- Francis Gagnon
Dufferin Terrace Toboggan Slide0.68 km
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.
- Emmanuel Coveney
Place D'Youville Ice Rink1.26 km
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.
- Auberge Place d'Armes
Spend the Night in a Romantic Hotel
Other establishments are part of the Top 25 hotels for romance in Canada in 2022, according to Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice:
- Hôtel Le Priori
- Auberge Saint-Antoine
- Hôtel Le Manoir D'Auteuil
- Le Clos Saint-Louis
- Monsieur Jean
- Auberge Place d'Armes
In addition to this romantic night, here is a selection of some of Québec's romantic restaurants to wine and dine your sweetheart.
- A Relaxing Day
Day 2 A Relaxing Day
- Jeff Frenette Photography
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec4.30 km
- Gaëlle Leroyer
Nordic Spa40.03 km
After an invigorating morning, melt your cares away with a hot soak, sauna and relaxing massage at Strøm Spa Nordique.
- Etienne Dionne
Ice Hotel18.40 km
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.