With our vibrant urban centres and vast natural spaces, Québec will make you love winter even more.

Dive into Montréal’s local culture before trying your hand at Québec’s most iconic winter activity. Then, follow it up with a bit more fun outdoors to take full advantage of all the delights our snowy landscapes have to offer.

170 km

Whatever your mode of transportation, this itinerary will take you to another world—one where you can experience Québec and its many charms.



Day 1

A cultural getaway in Montréal

OASIS immersion—an inspiring immersive experience

Start your love affair with Montréal by embarking on a dazzling adventure. In this vast space, you’ll be transported from one immersive exhibit to another, at the heart of the latest local and international art trends.

Performance artistique sur une scène colorée et illuminée

AURA at Notre-Dame Basilica

End your first day on a high note with a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica. Step inside and marvel at the light show dancing across the Gothic Revival architecture with orchestral music punctuating the action—an utterly captivating multisensory experience.

La voûte de la Basilique Notre-Dame à Montréal, colorée par les différentes illuminations.
Day 2

Winter sports in the big city

A little ice skating in downtown Montréal

Take a twirl on the enormous refrigerated skating rink at the Esplanade Tranquille in the Quartier des Spectacles. Enjoy a favourite winter sport among Quebecers even in milder weather (up to 10 °C) on a polished surface.

Une enfant patine à l’extérieur, par un jour enneigé.

Hockey at the Bell Centre

The love affair between Quebecers and hockey has lasted for generations. Experience the exhilarating energy of a Montreal Canadiens game at the Bell Centre, then have a look at the statues of some of the greatest players on the promenade outside.

Une foule assiste à un match de hockey. Sur la patinoire, on voit le logo des Canadiens de Montréal.
Day 3

A spa in town, then an outdoorsy jaunt northward

Some well-deserved relaxation at a floating spa

This floating spa docked in Montréal’s Old Port was once a ferry, but now Bota Bota offers Scandinavian hydrotherapy, massages and other treatments—not to mention a view of the St. Lawrence and a stunning skyline.

Un couple se prélasse dans un bain nordique. On voit la ville de Montréal en arrière-plan.

A getaway at the Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc

The call of the wild! Head to the Mauricie region for an unforgettable stay at an outfitter’s lodge, where you can take part in guided activities like ice fishing and enjoy the resort’s many amenities—including a restaurant, indoor pool and hot tub.

Un groupe fait de la raquette dans la forêt.
Day 4

Northern fun in a gorgeous forest setting

Fishing, skating and dogsledding

Why not try your hand at ice fishing while visiting one of the top outfitter’s lodges in Québec? At the end of the day, you get to feast on your catch! And if skating’s more your style, you can glide across the frozen lake to your heart’s content.

Sur un lac, un couple pêche sur la glace. Ils ont attrapé un poisson.

A stay at the Auberge du Lac-à-l’Eau-Claire

Have you ever wanted to zoom along snowy trails on a dogsled? Give it a try at this cozy inn nestled in the woods! There’s a range of other activities, including lake fishing and relaxing in the Finnish bath—plus, there’s a variety of accommodations.

Des chiens de traîneau tirent un homme vêtu de rouge sur une piste en forêt.
Day 5

A snowmobile excursion and some cocooning

Give snowmobiling a whirl at Lac-à-l’Eau-Claire

What could be more Québécois than snowmobiling through pristine white landscapes? Learn the basics of safely driving one of these powerful machines—invented right here—with an accredited guide by your side. Then get ready for the ride of your life!

Trois motoneigistes suivent une piste bien tracée aux abords d’un boisé.

Ski and spa at a resort

Lovers of skiing, relaxation and the great outdoors, prepare to be delighted! Glide through 35 km of panoramic cross-country trails through the forest and beside the river, then unwind in the outdoor Nordic spa surrounded by more natural beauty.

Deux personnes font du ski de fond et traversent un petit pont qui surplombe une rivière.