How to Have the Best Snowmobile Adventure in Québec City

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Published on January 27, 2020
Sophie Gagnon Bergeron

Content partner: Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort 

Experiencing winter in Québec goes beyond walking the streets of Old Québec and sipping hot chocolate, shopping at Christmas markets and admiring the beauty of Hôtel de Glace. While there are plenty of activities to keep you busy in the city, one of the best ways to experience winter in Québec happens outdoors on the seat of a snowmobile as you glide over fresh snow and drive through jaw-dropping landscapes.

Planning the ultimate snowmobile adventure starts with choosing a great hotel. Surrounded by nature, close to the city centre and snowmobile trails, the Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort is one of the top hotels for snowmobile lovers. Here’s why your Québec City snowmobile adventure should start there:

Everything You Need for a Snowmobile Adventure

Whether you’re a beginner or a snowmobiling expert, Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort has everything you could possibly need for a memorable winter adventure: maps and trail information, snowmobile trail permits, a repair shop, snowmobiles, gear and high-quality clothing rental services, and snackboxes to go. The hotel even has direct trail access and a secure parking lot.

Experience Stunning Landscapes

Mention de source Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort

The worst-kept secret in Canada is out, Mother Nature did some seriously impressive work in Québec. Discover stunning landscapes along 1,500 kilometres of unforgettable trails. Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort park n’ ride venture west into the region of Portneuf, north to Réserve Faunique des Laurentides, or east to Côte-de-Beaupré, Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Île d’Orléans. There is nothing quite like a crisp winter day spent winding along a snowmobile trail surrounded by snow-capped yellow birch or sugar maple trees, feeling the vibrations for the snowmobile or spotting local wildlife. Download a trail map here to plan your route before heading out.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort
Mention de source Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort

Winter is a wonderful season for relaxing the body and rejuvenating the spirit. A time when we can slow down, and be a little selfish. After a full day of fun take advantage of La Faune Spa et Détente and treat yourself to a massage, a soak in the heated spa pool or Nordic thermal bath before relaxing in their Finnish sauna! Top it off with a cocktail or iced cider from the hotel’s ice bar. 

Enjoy Delicious French Cuisine

Whether you have spent the day snowmobiling or stayed in to relax and rejuvenate, make time to enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Le Dijon. Featuring a menu inspired by our French heritage, the cuisine at Le Dijon highlights local fare. While dinner is a favourite, Le Dijon also offers a delightful breakfast, as well as Sunday Brunch ––an excellent way to start your day. If you’re a beer connoisseur, visit the hotel’s Best Brew night which takes place every Wednesday and highlights local beers. 

Revel in Québec’s Best Winter Experiences

A couple in front og the Ice Hotel at night
Renaud Philippe

After experiencing Québec’s snowmobile trails and pampering yourself at Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort there is a good chance you’ll want to extend your stay and revel in some of Québec’s best winter experiences. Take the free shuttle to Hôtel de Glace (the only ice hotel in North America) or go dog sledding. Spend a day tubbing down the hills at Village Vacances Valcartier. Visit one of the four ski resorts near Québec City for some skiing or snowshoeing.

Embrace the Vibrant Culture of Québec City

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Mention de source Jeff Frenette Photography

Take the free shuttle into Québec City and spend a day (or two) exploring the streets, cafes, museums and restaurants of Old Québec. Shop along rue du Petit-Champlain. Visit Dufferin Terrace and ride the Dufferin Slide. Take a winter walking or food tour. Wander through the exhibits at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Attend a show at the Grand Théâtre or Videotron Centre. When the snow falls, Québec City turns into a magical winter wonderland that will mesmerize and inspire all who look upon her. 

Doubletree By Hilton Quebec Resort (CITQ : 213345)
7900 Rue du Marigot, Québec City G1G 6T8

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