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

    Spend the Day in the Great Outdoors

    5 Kabir Kouba Waterfalls

    Start the day by strolling through this well-kept secret which allows the observation of several geological phenomena and whose frozen waterfall is even more magical in winter.

    13.85 km
  • 6 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
  • 7 Skating Through the Forest

    Finish the day ice at the Shannon's forest skating trail nearby. A few minutes away, the skating trail in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier is also well appreciated.

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