Go from skyscrapers to snowy landscapes as far as the eye can see in two shakes of a deer’s tail.

This itinerary starts with a deep dive into history and art, and then continues with an adventure in the great outdoors at its most breathtakingly beautiful. Simply surrender to the immensity of a province with no end of things to do.

751 km

The three regions included in this itinerary give you a taste of history, art and winter sports in a warm and welcoming setting. Happy trails!



Day 1

Where history meets art

In the heart of Old Québec

This 400-year-old fortified city and UNESCO world heritage site seems to reveal a piece of history around every corner. Old Québec’s architecture, chic boutiques and tempting restaurants make it a cultural hotspot.

Un couple qui admire la ville de Québec depuis le traversier.

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

From a space dedicated to design to a family gallery and a veritable cornucopia of art styles, this museum will take you on a cultural odyssey in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. And did you know it’s the top spot for Québec masterpieces?

Un homme visitant les expositions du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Day 2

Indigenous culture and winter fun

A visit to the Huron-Wendat Museum

Learn about the history of the Huron-Wendat people through their culture, art and relationship with other First Nations communities. Take the opportunity to visit longhouses and spend the night at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations.

Animation à l’intérieur de la maison longue au Musée hurons-wendats.

Village Vacances Valcartier

In winter, day or night, you can slide down the snowy slopes and skate along an illuminated trail. Then, visit the world-famous Ice Hotel—or swap the cold for something warmer at Bora Parc, an indoor water park.

Quatre personnes dévalant des glissades sur neige.
Day 3

It’s time to go to Saguenay

Village historique de Val-Jalbert

Step back in time with a visit to this village built around a paper mill in the 1920s. Explore the period homes and trolleybus in this open-air museum, then snowshoe or cross-country ski along the nearby trails.

Une personne en raquette sillonne les sentiers du Village historique de Val-Jalbert.

A snowmobile adventure

Learn to operate a snowmobile, then criss-cross the trails with an experienced guide from Équinox Aventure—snowmobiling is your ticket to the most spectacular views of Lac-Saint-Jean and its many islands.

Un groupe de personnes sur des motoneiges parcourent un sentier enneigé.
Day 4

From the highest peaks to rustic villages

Deep within the Valley of the Phantoms

Climb the dizzying heights of Mont-Vallin by hiking, fatbiking or cross-country skiing—then make your way back down. This stunning spot will give you the urge to stay a while. There are some delightfully unusual accommodation options nearby.

Deux randonneurs entourés d’arbres enneigés.

An intro to ice fishing at Okwari Le Fjord

Have you ever tried ice fishing? This is the perfect place to give it a shot! More than 100 fishing huts are set up here every winter, forming a veritable village on the frozen waters of the fjord, where you can reel in something good.

Un enfant fait de la pêche sur la glace.
Day 5

Next stop: Charlevoix—snowy landscapes and spas

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

Explore one of Québec’s most beautiful natural treasures and its Ice Valley in a variety of ways. Hop on the Ice Shuttle or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, strap on a pair of snowshoes—you can even cross the frozen river on a fatbike!

Fatbike dans la Vallée des Glaces Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie.

Unwind at Moment Spa Le Manoir Richelieu

After a day spent playing outside, what could be better than getting pampered at an enchanting spot on the banks of the St. Lawrence. Hop from one treatment to the next, from the heated outdoor pool surrounded by snow to the eucalyptus steam room.

Un couple se prélasse dans un bain nordique dans Charlevoix.
Day 6

Baie-Saint-Paul’s hidden gems

A dogsled ride

Have an unforgettable experience in the heart of the boreal forest as you race through Charlevoix’s snow-blanketed landscape on a dogsled. You can try driving the sled yourself, and rest assured this kennel prioritizes the animals’ welfare.

Excursion en traîneau à chiens.

A bird’s-eye view of the area with Héli-Charlevoix

See where the St. Lawrence meets the mountains from a helicopter. Spot moose from the sky or perch on one of the area’s highest peaks to admire the icy, snow-kissed landscape.

Vue aérienne de Charlevoix enneigée.