Romantic Weekend in Winter

A couple in love walks in the evening in the rue du Petit-Champlain illuminated for Christmas and the holidays.
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. 

    1.22 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. 

    0.24 km
  • 3 Petit-Champlain

    Take the stairs down to Petit-Champlain and experience the magical winter wonderland of Québec's oldest shopping street.

    0.49 km
  • 4 Spend the Night in a Romantic Hotel

    The number of world-class hotels found in Old Québec is impressive. Several establishments are part of the Top 25 hotels for romance in Canada, according to Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice:

     

  • Day 2

    A Relaxing Day

    5 Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

    Brunch is one of the best ways to kick of the weekend 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

    16.82 km
  • 6 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
  • 7 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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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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