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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Bonhomme Carnaval poses proudly on the snow-covered Dufferin terrace, in front of the Château Frontenac.

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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Activities to Do in Winter

  • A group is rafting on snow at the Village Vacances Valcartier, near Québec City.

    The Best Snow Tubing and Snow Sliding

    Sliding is one of the most popular winter activities. Discover where to do snow tubing or snow sliding in Québec City.

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  • Parc national Jacques Cartier

    Top Places for Snowshoeing

    Looking for snowshoeing trails that lead to beautiful snowy scenery? We’ve got the inside scoop on the best spots to go snowshoeing.

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  • Porte Saint-Jean illuminated and skating at the Place D'Youville ice rink.

    The Best Ice Skating Rinks and Trails

    Ice skating in the Québec City Area holds a special appeal. Visit the skating rinks the city has to offer and take full advantage of winter.

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  • A downhill skier takes a break and watches the sunset atop a mountain in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Skiing & Snowboarding

    The ultimate guide to skking and snowboarding in Québec City. Discover the ski resorts, where to enjoy best après-ski, and more!

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

    Best Cross-Country Skiing in Québec City

    Québec City has an exceptionally long season and fabulous ski conditions. Get our tips on the best places to go cross-country skiing.

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  • Empire 47 - Fatbike

    The Best Fat Bike Trails

    With its perfectly well groomed trails, the Québec City area is a top destination for winter fat biking. Here are the places to pedal on the snow.

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  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

    Best Spots for Ski Touring

    Far from the crowds, ski touring fans are hooked on the satisfying sense of freedom this sport brings! Here are some helpful tips on how to enjoy it.

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  • Ice fishing with the family on a frozen lake in the Portneuf Wildlife Reserve.

    Ice Fishing

    Find the best spots to fish in snowy surroundings

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More tips

  • Couple devant le Château Frontenac

    The Perfect Romantic Weekend Itinerary for Winter

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  • Ice Hotel
    5 Reasons to Visit the Hôtel de Glace in Québec City
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  • Casse-Cou staircase - The staircase leads to Petit-Champlain

    5 Ways to Feel Like You’re in a Christmas Movie

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  • A family entering into the Ice Hotel

    5 Reasons to Visit Québec City for March Break

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  • Christmas
    4 Places for Christmas Shopping
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  • Parc national Jacques Cartier

    The Best Place for Awesome Winter Fun

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  • German Christmas Market

    10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the German Christmas Market

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  • An outdoor enthusiast rides a fatbike, a bicycle with oversized wheels in the snowy forest.
    3 Reasons Why You Should Try Fat Biking
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Activities to Explore

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

    Aboriginal Tourism

  • Méga Parc amusement park

    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

  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - Sépaq - Off-piste skiing

    Backcountry skiing

  • Tuque & bicycle expériences inc. - Fatbike in Old Québec

    Bike Tours

  • Tourny fountain with a tourist bus

    Bus Tours

  • Maple taffy served to a couple at the sugar shack

    Sugar Shacks

  • Ice Canoeing Experience - Paddle!

    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

  • A climber climbs an ice wall near the waterfall at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, near Québec City.

    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

  • Onhwa' Lumina in winter

    Multimedia Experiences

  • Fatbike

    Fat Biking

  • Tasting of local products during a gourmet visit.

    Food Tours

  • Three friends are snowshoeing on the snow-capped Plains of Abraham and heading towards the historic Martello Tower.

    Gardens and Nature Walk

  • A group is rafting on snow at the Village Vacances Valcartier, near Québec City.

    Sliding

  • Tour in Old Québec with a traditional character

    Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

  • Femme avec un chien en haut d'une montagne en randonnée hivernale à la Vallée Bras-du-Nord

    Hiking

  • Vue de la porte Saint-Jean en hiver

    Historical Sites

  • Ice fishing

    Ice Fishing

  • Family in Petit-Champlain decorated for Christmas

    Places to Shop

  • Outdoor tasting of several different beers in a microbrewery.

    Microbreweries

  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Snowmobile ride

    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

  • La chute Montmorency glacée

    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

  • Skyspa - Massage

    Spas and Health Centres

  • J.A Moisan Grocery Store

    Specialities and Delicatessens

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