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

    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
  • 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
  • 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 in a cozy pub.

    1.09 km
  • 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
  • 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 2023, 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. 

  • A Relaxing Day
  • Day 2 A Relaxing Day

    Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

    A memorable brunch is one of the best ways to kick off 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

    4.30 km
  • Nordic Spa

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

    40.03 km
  • 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 at the ice bar. 

    18.40 km

Packages and Deals in Old Québec

  • Hôtel le Concorde - 3rd night free

    3rd Night Free

    Le Concorde

    Book 2 nights at Hotel Concorde Quebec and we will offer you the 3rd night for free!

    CITQ Number: 054865

    See offer
  • Les Lofts Champlain - Room

    Get Up to 30% Off on Regular Rate!

    Les Lofts Champlain - par Les Lofts Vieux-Québec

    Book with us and get up to 30% off on your reservation! Regulations apply.

    CITQ Number: 296134

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  • Fairmont Le Câteau Frontenac - Spring

    Château Sugar Chic

    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Experience the ultimate sugar shack season at the Château Frontenac! With the Château Sugar Chic package, discover all the best that maple products have to offer.

    CITQ Number: 040703

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  • Les Lofts De Buade - Kitchen

    Get up to 30% off regular rate!

    Les Lofts De Buade - par Les Lofts Vieux-Québec

    Book with us and get up to 30% off! With restrictions.

    CITQ Number: 074432

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  • Hôtel Manoir VIeux-Québec - Queen Room

    Thermal Experience Package - Strøm Spa

    Hôtel Manoir Vieux-Québec

    Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the heart of Old Québec. A peaceful night's sleep, a delicious breakfast and access to the Strøm spa norddique Vieux-Québec spa experience.

    CITQ Number: 044251

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  • Hôtel Palace Royal - JAROmantique

    JAROmantic Package

    Hôtel Palace Royal

    Enjoy our best-selling romance package. The JAROmantic Package includes: Lodging at hotel Palace Royal, meals, bottle of wine, etc.

    CITQ Number: 160705

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  • Hôtel Boutique Ophelia - Inside of the restaurant

    Ophelia Culinary Experience

    Hôtel Boutique Ophelia

    - Package diner Ophelia for 2 - Package value of more than 200$ before taxes for 150$ plus the price of the room of your choice.

    CITQ Number: 309896

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  • Les Lofts de la gare / by Les Lofts Vieux-Québec - Kitchen

    Get Up to 30% Off Regular Rate!

    Les Lofts de la Gare - par Les Lofts Vieux-Québec

    Book with us and get up to 30% off on your reservation! Regulations apply.

    CITQ Number: 298261

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  • Hôtel Manoir Vieux-Québec - king suite

    Bed & Breakfast Package

    Hôtel Manoir Vieux-Québec

    Our package promises an enchanting stay in the heart of Old Québec. Enjoy the comfort of our cozy rooms and savour a continental buffet breakfast.

    CITQ Number: 044251

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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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