A Winter Wonderland

  • A couple takes a walk in the evening during the holiday season on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with illuminated trees.
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Gens qui descendent les glissades de la terrasse Dufferin

Top Things to Do in Québec City This Winter

The ultimate guide to what's going on in Québec City from December to March.

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Deux personnages folkloriques devant une sculpture de neige au Carnaval de Québec

Winter Events You Won’t Want to Miss

To help you make the most of the season, we’ve put together a list of events to add to your calendar.

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

    The Perfect Romantic Weekend Itinerary for Winter

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    Ice Hotel
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  • A group of people do the winter Via Ferrata activity at Canyon Sainte-Anne.
    Spectacular Via Ferrata and Zipline Adventures
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    Empire 47 - Fatbike
    The Best Fat Bike Trails
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  • Parc national Jacques Cartier

    The Best Place for Awesome Winter Fun

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    Bonhomme Carnaval
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  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix
    5 Amazing Snowshoe Trails
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    Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Best Cross-Country Skiing in Québec City
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Activities to Explore

  • A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake.

    Aboriginal Tourism

  • Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale

    Amusement Parks

  • A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.

    Aquarium, Wildlife Parks and Farms

  • Backcountry skiing

    Backcountry skiing

  • Maple taffy served to a couple at the sugar shack

    Sugar Shacks

  • Canoeing and Kayaking

    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

  • Canyoning-Québec - Ice canyoning, Chute Jean-Larose

    Climbing and canyoning

  • BLI Québec | École de français - classroom lessons

    Language Courses

  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Cross-Country Skiing

  • Two people are dog sledding on a snowy trail.

    Dogsledding

  • Ski Massif de charlevoix

    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Tour in Old Québec with a traditional character

    Excursions and Guided Tours

  • Three people in fatbike are enjoying a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Fat Biking

  • Dégustation de produits locaux lors d'une visites gourmandes

    Food Tours

  • Marais du Nord

    Gardens and Nature Walk

  • Village Vacances Valcartier

    Sliding

  • A couple hikes in the forest on the La Jean Larose trail in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Hiking

  • Porte Saint-Jean en hiver

    Historical Sites

  • Ice fishing

    Ice Fishing

  • Homme devant la vitrine de la Boutique de Noël

    Places to Shop

  • Outdoor tasting of several different beers in a microbrewery.

    Microbreweries

  • Snowmobilers riding in a field

    Snowmobiling

  • A young girl looks through a display case in an exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

    Museums and Interpretation Centres

  • Live music in Québec City

    Nightlife

  • A couple relaxes in a Nordic spa in winter.

    Nordic Spas

  • Fall in winter and sugar loaf at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

    Parks and Recreation Facilities

  • A couple skates on an ice skating trail in the forest

    Skating

  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

    Snowshoeing

  • The interior of the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

    Religious Sites

  • Nordic Spas

    Spas and Health Centres

  • J.A Moisan Grocery Store

    Specialities and Delicatessens

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Popular Winter Events

  • Wooden kiosks at the German Christmas Market

    German Christmas Market

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  • Glockenspiel au Diamant

    Glockenspiel: Multimedia Animations on Le Diamant Theatre

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  • Affiche kaléidoscopes
    Kaléidoscopes
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  • Toboggan

    New Year's Eve in Québec City

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  • Bonhomme Carnaval is photographed on the exterior bridge of the Québec-Lévis Ferry, in winter.
    Québec Winter Carnival
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  • Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee

    Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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  • Équipe féminine au Pentathlon des neiges

    Pentathlon des neiges

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