In the age of global travel, the world is your oyster, so if you are planning a winter vacation, you will be spoiled for choice. You might be contemplating a trip to Aspen Colorado, Disneyworld in Orlando, or even an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for some winter sun, but have you considered a trip to Quebec?
Quebec Province in Canada is full of amazing places to visit and things to do. You can visit all year round, but winter is an especially magical place in Quebec. The Canadians really know to how to celebrate winter in style, so for a magical winter vacation, let’s take a look at what Quebec has to offer.
The winter carnival in Quebec is the largest and most spectacular winter carnival in the world. Join the locals for 17 days of fun at the beginning of February. There are dog-sled races, sleigh rides, and skating. You can even take part in canoe races! Quebec City really knows how to party in style, so if you want a taste of Mardi Gras in a Winter Wonderland theme, make sure you visit Quebec around the beginning of February.
Spend the Night in an Igloo
Adventurous types will have enormous fun spending the night in an igloo. The Parc National du Bic organizes packages for visitors who wish to live like an Eskimo. You will receive a warm winter sleeping bag and everything else you need to stay warm and cozy. You also get access to a hut where you can cook meals. If the idea of sleeping in an igloo sounds a bit too much like “roughing it”, book a stay at the world-famous Ice Hotel instead. The Hotel de Glace has 36 amazing rooms, each with a bed of ice. There are also saunas under the stars!
World Class Winter Sports at Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant in Quebec is the best ski resort in the eastern half of North America. The scenery is spectacular all year round, but in winter it is simply amazing. The Mont Tremblant village has plenty of boutiques, bars, and restaurants to keep you entertained after a hard day’s skiing, and TremblantSunstar.com has a wealth of superb accommodation to suit all budgets. Ski, snowboard, or have a go at snowmobiling – the fun never stops at Mont Tremblant!
Canada is famous for its dog sledding and there are several operators in Quebec that offer dog sled tours. Take a ride out into the snow and finish the trip in a traditional Yurt with some local food and drink.
Experience the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights, nature’s amazing light show, are visible from Quebec at certain times of the year. One of the best places to enjoy the show is inside Mount Megantic National Park. Here, light pollution is minimal, so you can stand under the moonlight and stargaze to your heart’s content.
Don’t forget to catch an ice hockey game while you are in Quebec Province. Montreal and Quebec City are also worth a visit.