Top Things to Do in Québec City This Winter

Gens qui descendent les glissades de la terrasse Dufferin
Audet Photo

The magic of the landscapes covered with snow, the exciting outdoors nearby and the various activities in town will amaze you. Here are the best events and things to do taking place in Québec City this winter 2022-2023.

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Marché de Noël allemand
Mention de source Geneviève Roussel

German Christmas Market
Colourful lights, wooden kiosks, smells of cinnamon, gingerbread, and sausages... The German Christmas Market recreates the warm atmosphere of the major European Christmas Markets, in the magical setting of Old Québec. November 24 to December 23 (Thursday to Sunday)

Projected on Le Diamant theatre's facade, the Glockenspiel installation pays homage to the large, crowd-pleasing, hundred-year-old clock in the heart of Munich. December 1  to 31

Interactive illuminated course
Composed of interactive light works, the Place Jean-Beliveau's interactive illuminated course invites visitors to have fun while becoming actors and musicians of a unique collective work. December 1 to January 4

Christmas at Quartier Petit Champlain
Petit-Champlain and Place-Royale are among the best places to immerse yourself in the holiday atmosphere. Impressive performances by the Flip Fabrique circus troupe and choirs add a touch of wonder on weekends. December 3 to January 2 (Friday to Sunday)

Once the German Christmas Market is over, the activity on the sites continues with the first edition of Kaléidoscopes where visual arts, theater, music, performing arts and literature are presented throughout the Holiday Season. December 27 to 31

Christmas Market at Le Grand Marché 
Head to Québec City’s greatest gourmet destination, Le Grand Marché, and take your pick of over 1,000 local products offered at the Christmas Market.  November 14 to December 31

New Year's Eve in Québec City (Toboggan)
It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated with a winter village, DJs and fireworks. December 28 to 31


Famille qui entre dans l'Hôtel de Glace


Marvel at the Ice Hotel
This grandiose Ice Hotel—the only one of its kind in North America—is built out of ice from the ground up and is designed around a new theme every year, so there’s a whole new hotel to see each winter! Opening on January 4


Bonhomme Carnaval
Audet Photo


Québec Winter Carnival
Québec Winter Carnival is one of the world's largest winter carnivals! Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Québec to enjoy a host of activities for all ages including  snow sculptures, musical performances as well as the entertainment at the famous Bonhomme's Ice Palace. February 4 to 13

International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament
Hockey fever returns to Québec City as thousands of young players live the dream and fight for the glory of their teams at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.
February 8 to 19

Pentathlon des neiges (Snow Pentathlon)
Citizens and visitors actively participate in the world's largest winter multisport event, forming groups to meet the challenges offered to families, businesses, schools and even seniors. Some athletes dare to accomplish this challenge solo, very impressive! February 18 to 26

Village Nordik at the Old Port
Experience ice fishing while enjoying a site with an exceptional view of Old Québec! February 10 to March 12


Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Children ice fishing
Au Chalet en Bois Rond

March Break
Québec City has everything you need for a successful winter vacation! Here are 5 reasons to visit Québec City for March Break.

Igloofest Québec
Fans of electronic music and visual art are in for a treat when Igloofest comes to Québec City this winter. March 2 to 4

Snowboard Cross World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Bataille Royale is one of multiple stops on the Shred the North World Cup circuit for the 2022–2023 season. For spectators, this is snowboarding at its best, with high-octane, show-stopping action guaranteed! March 25 and 26

The Winter Wonderland of Old Québec

Famille dans le Petit Champlain avec décorations de Noel
Petit-Champlain, Audet Photo

In winter, Old Québec is like a fairyland Christmas village of lights, decorations, snow, and enchanting European architecture. From the Place D'Youville skating rink to the quaint Petit-Champlain, take advantage of the winter landscapes and walk your own path through 400 years of history by visiting  the best things to do in Old Québec.

Immersive Multimedia Pathway in Wendake

Onhwa' Lumina
Onhwa' Lumina - Moment Factory

Produced in collaboration with the internationally renowned Québec firm Moment Factory, Onhwa’ Lumina is the only immersive multimedia experience of its kind to be open in winter in Québec. With a length of 1.2 km, it transports visitors to a magical world combining nature and technology with, as a backdrop, the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation. 

The Latest and the Greatest of Winter 

Marionnette géante au Marché de Noël allemand de Québec
Marché de Noël allemand de Québec

Are you a regular visitor to the area? We bet we'll surprise you with our list of new places and activities to explore. There are always new reasons to visit Québec City in winter.

Québécois Comfort Food to Enjoy

La Grolla
Mention de source Clovis Jacob et Thierry Pellerin

Poutine, meat stew, French onion soup... Treat yourself to the best restaurants offering the most comfort food in Québec City.

5 Reasons to Add Skiing Near Québec City to your Bucket List

Le Massif de Charlevoix
Mention de source Le Massif de Charlevoix

Just minutes from downtown Québec City, 4 ski resorts offer exhilarating experiences for skiers. Here are 5 reasons to coast down these slopes.

Village Vacances Valcartier: The Most Fun You'll Have This Winter

Village Vacances Valcartier
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

The largest 4-season resort in Eastern Canada is a wonderland for winter fun. Snow tubing, an indoor waterpark, the famous Ice Hotel... Village Vacances Valcartier is a must for the whole family.

Warming Stations

Famille autour d'un feu extérieur à la station chaleureuse de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
Ville de Québec

Tour the city’s pop‑up winter sites. Hurry—they’ll be gone come spring! Each site has chairs and gas fireplaces. 

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Fat Biking

Empire 47 - Family on a fatbike
Empire 47

With over 100 km of machine groomed fat bike trails, the Québec City Area is a fat biker paradise. Give fat biking a try!

Québec cité
Editorial Team

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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