22 Things To Do In Quebec That You Have To Add To Your Winter Bucket List
It's the most magical time of the year! Now that Quebec has been blanketed with fresh snow, it looks like a winter wonderland outside. If you're as excited for the cold season as we are, we have an incredible list of things to do in Quebec this winter that you have to add to your bucket list.
With the weather all frosty, you might want to stay toasty indoors and watch Netflix. But then you'd be missing out on the twinkling Christmas lights, fun-filled festivals, and all the other activities that make this season great.
We're lucky to have so many fantastic wintery things to do in this beautiful province. One must-see is the magical ice hotel near Quebec City, which will make you feel like you're in the movie Frozen. You'll also want to put on a tacky Christmas sweater and check out the new Christmas pop-bar where you can enjoy all sorts of delicious holiday cocktails.
For those of you who want to enjoy a more thrilling adventure, you need to check out an insane snow tubing park where you can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h.
Here are 22 things to do in Quebec that you have to add to your winter bucket list.
Visit A Christmas Village
Address: 1425 rue Montplaisir, Drummondville, QC
Why You Need To Go: You'll enjoy a picture-perfect winter evening strolling through this illuminated Christmas village.
Pick A Christmas Tree
Price: $5 admission; trees up to eight feet tall are $55
When: November 16 - December 24, 2019
Address: 2495 Boulevard Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and find the perfect Christmas tree for your home.
Skate Through A Forest
Price: $18 per person
Address: 1180 St-Felix Row, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, QC
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a peaceful day skating through the forest with your friends.
Take An Alpaca For A Walk
Price: $15 per animal
Address: 2300 Cowie St., Granby, QC
Why You Need To Go: At this farm, you can take an alpaca or a miniature horse for a walk.
Try A Christmas Escape Room
Price: $23 per person
Address: 2061 Chemin Gascon, Terrebonne, QC
Why You Need To Go: In this hilarious escape room, you need to escape Santa's workshop.
Go Tubing At A Snow Park
Price: $25.48 per person for a full day
Address: 2650 Route Louis-Cyr, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC
Why You Need To Go: In addition to all the incredible tubing slides, your admission also includes a free sleigh ride.
Price: $18.50 per person
When: Until January 5, 2020
Address: 2805 Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval, QC
Why You Need To Go: There will be 10 million sparkling lights at this magical event.
See The CP Holiday Train
When: Various dates
Address: Multiple locations in QC
Why You Need To Go: You'll want to see this spectacular Christmas train that is travelling across Canada.
Ride An Alpine Roller Coaster
Price: $13.99 for one ride
Address: 350 Avenue St Denis, Saint-Sauveur, QC
Why You Need To Go: This thrilling roller coaster travels down the tracks at 35 km/h.
Go To A Pop-Up Christmas Bar
Price: Based upon what you order
When: November 22 - December 26, 2019
Address: 131 De La Commune O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: There's an incredible Christmas pop-up bar in Montreal where you can enjoy festive cocktails.
Listen To Live Music At Igloofest
Price: From $25 per person
When: January 16 - February 8, 2020
Address: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: There's an impressive lineup of artists performing at Igloofest.
Relax At A Spa
Price: From $60 per person
Address: 4280 Montee Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC
Why You Need To Go: Take time to soak in the hot tubs and relax in the saunas.
Have Fun At A Snow Festival
When: TBA for 2020
Address: 67 Chemin Macdonald, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to enjoy all sorts of winter activities at this fun-filled festival.
Visit An Ice Hotel
Price: Tours start from $15.99 per person
Address: 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even if you can't afford to spend the night at the Ice Hotel, you can still go on a tour to see this stunning building made out of ice and snow.
Watch A Christmas Parade
When: November 23, 2019
Address: René-Lévesque Boul., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Watching this incredible Christmas parade will put you in the holiday spirit.
Warm Up With A Hot Chocolate
Price: Depends on which hot chocolate you order
Address: Multiple locations in QC
Why You Need To Go: For the ultimate hot chocolate, order their smoked campfire hot chocolate which comes with a brownie and a toasted marshmallow skewer.
Feed Cute Animals
Price: $26.96 per person
Address: 399 Route 323 N., Montebello, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can bring a bag of carrots and feed Canadian animals like deer and elk.
Go Dog Sledding
Price: $70 per person in pairs
Address: 1 de la Coulee St., St-Paul-de-Montminy, QC
Why You Need To Go: Animal lovers are sure to enjoy a thrilling dog sled ride through the forest.
Shop At A German Christmas Market
Price: Free admission
When: November 22 - December 23, 2019
Address: Mulitple locations in Quebec City
Why You Need To Go: Quebec City's German Christmas Market is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious treats and shop for gifts.
Explore The New Time Out Market In Montreal
Price: Free admission
Address: 705 Saint-Catherine St W., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This new 40,000-sqft foodie hot spot is a must-visit this winter.
See The Nutcracker
Price: Various prices
When: December 12-30, 2019
Address: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, 175 Saint-Catherine St. W., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Watching The Nutcracker is a classic tradition that you won't want to miss.
Relax At A Cozy Cabin
Price: From $119
Address: 3141 Route du Fleuve, Les Eboulements, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can escape the city to a cozy cabin that's perfect for a weekend getaway.