When it comes to winter activities in Québec City, Bonhomme Carnaval knows where it’s at! Here are five outings not to miss during your stay.

  • 1

    Québec Winter Carnival

    Join the party! Experience the world’s biggest winter carnival.

    Why Bonhomme loves it?
    “Take a moment and stop by my majestic ice palace, located right in the heart of the city. Discover all the classic Winter Carnival events, like the ice canoe race, night parades, and famous snow sculpture competition. Pick up an Effigy for access to all the exclusive Carnival sites.”

    Québec Winter Carnival | Credit:  Carnaval de Québec
    Credit: Carnaval de Québec
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    A stroll through Old Québec

    Discover Old Québec by foot. You won’t believe your eyes!

    Why Bonhomme loves it?
    “I adore walking through Old Québec when a light snow is falling, admiring the European style architecture and the magic of the lights in the Petit-Champlain District. I usually stop by a café for a cup of hot cocoa—even Bonhomme needs to warm up every now and then!”

    Old Québec | Credit:  Claudel Huot
    Credit: Claudel Huot
  • 3

    Snow Sliding

    Go sledding in the heart of the city, where the child in all of us goes out to play!

    Why Bonhomme loves it?
    “There’s nothing better than sliding down a hill to make the most of winter! In Québec City, there’s even a toboggan run on the Dufferin Terrace, right in front of the Château Frontenac. You won’t believe the view! Hold on to your tuques—you’re in for a Bonhomme of a ride!”

    Château Frontenac and Les Glissades de la Terrasse (slide) | Credit:  Luc-Antoine Couturier
    Credit: Luc-Antoine Couturier
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    Hôtel de Glace

    This unique establishment—the only one of its kind in North America—is one cool attraction!

    Why Bonhomme loves it?
    “Québec City’s ice hotel is simply the best ice-spot going! You’ll feel right at home—I know I do! Come for a cozy night’s stay or just a visit to admire the ice-tastic architecture. It’s out of this world! But hurry—it won’t make it to the summer!

    Snow | Credit:  Luc Rousseau
    Credit: Luc Rousseau
  • 5

    Nature at your doorstep

    Explore the great outdoors, just minutes away from the city.

    Why Bonhomme loves it?
    “Dive head first into winter and enjoy Québec’s natural splendour with a day of skiing! There are several mountains just kilometres from downtown, all groomed up and ready to go. With snow, fresh air, and skiing of all sorts, there’s something for everyone!”

    Downhill Skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne | Credit:  Oli Croteau, Mont-Sainte-Anne
    Credit: Oli Croteau, Mont-Sainte-Anne