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Winter in Quebec: Best Adventures

Breathtaking views, incredible nature, and something for everyone’s taste… Quebec needs to be on your top 10 bucket list of places. It’s marvelous and there’s so much to do! Tripio will give you a custom itinerary so you can discover your custom top 10 activities and more. One of the best times to visit is winter in Quebec.

Quebec is one of Canada’s thirteen provinces/territories; the largest by area and second-largest by population. A large majority of the residents live in urban zones along the St. Lawrence river, including the capital, Quebec City, and the most populous city, Montreal. The whole area is absolutely gorgeous; the natural aspect is something you have to take advantage of, and winter offers a long list of great vacation spots.

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Quebec City is home to the most Francophones, or French speakers, anywhere in the world outside of France. It’s also an UNESCO World Heritage site, the nation’s oldest city, and the only walled city north of Mexico. The heart of the city is filled with historic buildings and iconic landmarks dating back to Canada’s beginnings. 

You can also find an infinite number of adventures and travel destinations in the province! Go skiing or dog sledding, try an escape room, or a beer slushy! No matter what, regardless of what your interests are, Tripio app can help you find the precise itinerary and activities for your travel wishes (your custom top 10). Go get out there and explore the top things to do in Quebec this winter.

1.Dog Sled with Expedition Wolf: Winter in Quebec

Quebec dog sledding

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Feel like a real Canadian on a quick, exhilarating dogsled through the forest! The trip is guided, but you’ll be able to guide your own team of Husky dogs. Check that bucket list item off!

Learn how to harness the dogs, delight in sipping hot chocolate in a charming wooden log cabin, and have so much fun in a safe environment near Mont-Tremblant. With 25 years of experience, this company is highly renowned.

The staff are experienced, friendly, and professional; the dogs are well cared for and get very excited when they get chosen to pull your sled! Come try this phenomenal winter activity and expand your vacation itinerary. What a fun way to spend winter in Quebec.

2. Ski, Snowboard & Mountain Bike at Le Massif de Charlevoix: Winter in Quebec

Ski, Snowboard

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A fantastic mountain for intermediate/expert skiers, Le Massif resort is a massive ski/board/mountain bike area. Check out the highest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies, at 2,625 feet (800 meters)!

This magnificently beautiful ski area is renowned for receiving a whopping 22 feet (669 cm) of snow annually! It has consistently wonderful fall lines and steep pitches for those adrenaline junkies out there, a lot of uphill capacity with multiple lifts, and groomed runs to have fun on. You can even rent a fat bike to travel on the snow.

Le Massif offers some of the most beautiful sweeping views that you can get while skiing on the East coast. Make it a fun weekend and try out the new long toboggan run! Fun, adrenaline, and beautiful forests await you.

If you’re around in summer, the mountain bike trails are super exhilarating. Take a ride on the wild side and feel the wind in your hair! The breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence will be worth it at any time of year. Definitely a good one to put on your custom itinerary. Great fun during winter in Quebec.

3. Challenge Yourself at Cabinet Mysteriis Escape Room 

Murder mystery

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The experience of this escape room begins at the door… All the friendly staff are in character, and the decorations will blow your mind! Come try something new and surprise yourself with how engaging it is! Cabinet Mysteriis is one of the best things to do in Quebec.

It’s a perfect activity for groups, families, couples, and friends. Your group of 2 to 6 people will be locked in one of many scenarios, where you will have to find clues and try different ways to get out. The creator of this escape room actually studied cinematography, which you will notice with the mystery, creativity, and effects of the decor, design, and puzzle. 

Some escape rooms have hidden passageways, and others are themed as apocalyptic, aliens, lucid dreams, mystery, etc. The puzzles are funny, intriguing, and thoroughly planned. It’s been called the best escape room in Quebec and beyond, so try this super fun escape room for a great time!

4. Perfect Pictures of Château Frontenac from Quebec City Ferry

Quebec city

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In order to be privileged with one of the best views of Quebec City, you have to leave and cross the St Lawrence river by ferry! For a small price, you can cross the river, sit back, and bask in the marvelous views as you float by. At night, this boat adventure can be even more rewarding. When you see the grand Château Frontenac imposing over the smaller buildings on top of Cap Diamant, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to take unique pictures. 

The lights bouncing off the water will enchant you. It’s a fun vacation activity for all kinds of people! During summer, the nice breeze will cool you down. In fall, admire the gorgeous colors of the trees and the spectacular cruise ships docked in the harbor. Of course then in winter, you’ll be interested to hear the weird sounds made by giant ice blocks colliding on the frozen river.

No matter when you go, this experience is photogenic, cheap, and fun for everyone! Once you reach the other side of the river, you can walk around the town Levis, or take the next ferry or walk back. Learn more on Tripio App!

5. Enjoy Bistro 1843– French Canadian: Winter in Quebec

$$$$ French, Canadian, Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Vegan Options

Simple and unpretentious, Bistro 1843 was built in that year! It has lots of parking, it’s easy to find… The owners are a young couple who have converted this old home into a lively, yet home-like atmosphere. One bonus is their wide variety of food to accommodate most diets. Yay!

Everyone seems to enjoy themselves eating at Bistro 1843. The staff are very experienced, knowledgeable and efficient, the friendly chef likes to meet guests, and the overall vibe is calm. People often share many bottles of wine with friends (You can even bring your own booze!). So try some incredible wines, dishes, and desserts while you’re visiting! It’s sure to be a highlight of your time in Montreal.

Relax and dig into some vegetarian risotto with mushrooms and truffle oil, a seafood roll in brioche, NY Striploin steak in a red wine sauce and veggies, or grilled shrimp with a truffle hollandaise sauce and veggies. Just to name a few and get you craving. Bistro 1843’s menu is full of star items that will invigorate your senses! Make a reservation at this local French Canadian gem now, and get ready to feast. A great way to warm up during winter in Quebec.

6. Snowmobiling Fun with Arctic Adventure:Winter in Quebec

Quebec Snow Mobiles

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If speed and adrenaline are your game, jump on a snowmobile and fly through the snowy trails and trees! Around Entrelacs, the company Arctic Adventure rents snowmobiles, as well as organizes half and full day snowmobile tours. Travel around on the sparkling, fluffy powder! 

Speed over frosty white forests and maneuver over deeply frozen lakes, all with the supervision and guidance of a professional guide. You’ll still be able to have fun! Tripio recommends this activity for thrill-seekers craving intense adventure.

Whether you seek a leisurely pace to sight-see, or a full-throttle race, they can accommodate your group. Get lost in the best way on this exhilarating ride! It won’t be cheap, but it is definitely worth it. This is a great way to get your adrenaline racing during winter in Quebec.

7. Try a Beer Slushy at Kahnawake Brewing Company – First Nations Microbrewery

Kahnawake Brewing Company is next to a lake, so you can enjoy a drink surrounded by nature! Get creative with a beer slushy, a non-alcoholic beer, good wine, or brews named “Hard Day’s Work,” “3 Hops This Time,” or “Minotaur.”

This unique establishment is the first Native-owned microbrewery on a First Nation’s territory in Canada. It started its journey in 2016 with a mission to change the beer landscape in and around the community. Their beer is delicious, with a range of flavors and types, and the ambiance is great.

Check out their many events and deals! There is a weekly happy hour every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7PM. The brewery also hosts many food-related events, including BBQs, live music, and food trucks!

Check out my blog on Quebec: Top 10 unique experiences

-Verena O’Malley, Tripio Guru

 

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