In the Québec City area, we've been snow sliding for a long time! Did you know that, in the middle of the 19th century, people used to toboggan on the hills on the Plains of Abraham? Since then, sliding has become one of the region's most popular winter activities. Companies that specialize in this activity offer a variety of services and ways to go sliding so you can get the most out of this family outing.

Sliding Village Vacances Valcartier | Credit:  Francis Gagnon
Credit: Francis Gagnon

Village Vacances Valcartier

North America's largest winter playground features more than 35 slides for the whole family. Scream with excitement on the Himalaya, Everest or in the Avalanche sector. You can slide on an individual inner tube, or whirl down on the Tornado, a huge tube that can accommodate 3 to 8 people. Or whizz down the slopes on a snow raft that can hold up to 12 people! There's a children's playground for the little ones. The site also features 17 mechanical lifts.

Fee. Child less than 1 metre: Free
From mid-December to the end of March, depending on the weather conditions.

Toboggan Slide on the Dufferin Terrace | Credit:  Francis Gagnon
Credit: Francis Gagnon

Toboggan Slide Au 1884

More than one hundred years old, this sliding area is just steps from Château Frontenac on the Dufferin Terrace. Get an adrenalin rush as you dash down one of three toboggan lanes at speeds of up to 70 kilometres an hour.

From mid-December to mid-March, depending on the weather conditions.

Rodeling at Massif de Charlevoix | Credit:  Le Massif de Charlevoix / A. Blanchette
Credit: Le Massif de Charlevoix / A. Blanchette

Massif de Charlevoix

Enjoy a unique rodeling experience on a 7.5 km natural snow trail. Make your descent sitting on a traditional sled, or ride a luge in " hammerhead " position, on your stomach leading with your head. 

From the end of December to mid-April, depending on weather conditions.

Site des sports de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Site des sports d’hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres

Inner tube rentals.

Sliding is free.

Québec City also manages many other places to slide! (French only)


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