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Quebec City Winter To-Do-List

Quebec City is known for many reasons: its European charm, rich heritage, friendly locals … but every year the city welcomes thousands of tourists, eager to face its famous icy winters.

Despite the cold, Quebec offers all its visitors, near and far, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, overflowing with sensational activities that make each visit absolutely unique.

Warm up and fully immerse yourself in the Quebecois winter by staying at one of the seven JARO HotelsThis link will open in a new window. Indulge in comfort, delight in our services, and discover everything the season has in store for you!

The Quebec Winter Carnival

If you have never heard of Bonhomme’s arrow sash or trumpet, then you have never fully experienced a Quebec winter. Returning for its 70th anniversary, the Quebec Winter CarnivalThis link will open in a new window offers its classic festivities infused with a ton of new features. Slide through the streets of Quebec City, witness captivating performances, cheer on athletes in the ice canoe race, marvel at the iconic Bonhomme parade, or engage in a game of laser tag right in the heart of the Citadelle of Quebec… Experience the carnival your way—the possibilities are endless!


Place d’Youville’s Ice Rink

A charming outdoor ice rink, bustling with a delightful atmosphere, awaits just a few steps away from Hôtel Palace Royal and the fortifications. Found at Place d’YouvilleThis link will open in a new window, this spot is perfect for enjoying moments with family, your significant other, or friends, and the best part? It is free and does not require reservations. You do not feel like lugging your skates in your suitcase? No worries! Equipment rental service is available at an affordable price. Warm your heart by combining ice skating with your visit to the old town!


Snowmobile Package

Known for its abundant snow, the Quebec region is a true paradise for snowmobilers. With trails stretching over several hundred kilometres, Quebec’s landscapes are incomparable. Take a break by directly taking Snowmobile Trail #3 to warm up and recharge at Hotel Quebec Inn. Thanks to our Snowmobile PackageThis link will open in a new window, combining practicality with pleasure has never been easier.


Guided Bike Tour

Who said that biking was exclusive to summer? Experience winter to the fullest with an unforgettable guided tour on a fatbike. Hop on these specially designed bikes to tackle the snow and discover the winter beauty from the Lower Town to the Grand Marché. An original and refreshing way to explore the city during the coldest months. Head onto Location Écho SportsThis link will open in a new window or Cyclo-ServicesThis link will open in a new window for more information.


Aquarium du Québec

Even in winter, you will be able to discover 10,000 fascinating animal species. Explore the pavilions showcasing creatures from both freshwater and saltwater depths inside, then brave the cold to admire seals, arctic foxes, and polar bears playing in their outdoor habitats. Take advantage of our JARO Aquarium PackageThis link will open in a new window to add a magical, playful, and educational dimension to your visit of the region and leave with unforgettable winter memories.


Ski Resorts

In winter, Quebec City offers an ideal setting for alpine skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, with not one, not two, not even three, but four exceptional resorts nearby. Le RelaisThis link will open in a new window, located 20 km from Quebec City, StonehamThis link will open in a new window just 30 km away, Mont-Sainte-AnneThis link will open in a new window at 40 km, and the renowned Le MassifThis link will open in a new window at 80 km, all stand as fantastic options to explore for their unique reasons.



Descend the highest and longest tubing trails in the Quebec City region, just a 30-minute drive from the city. With 18 exceptional trails to explore, TewkesburyThis link will open in a new window is the largest tubing centre in Quebec. Enjoy breathtaking views while having fun like never before. Are you ready to take on The Guinness? Its 104.6 metres in height and 600 metres in length await you. An extraordinary experience is within reach!

No matter how you wish to enjoy the season, JARO Hotels are always the perfect destination to end your busy winter days!

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