Montréal’s vibrant, eclectic energy is paired with the historic, picturesque charm of the capital, Québec City.

Amble along the streets or get a bird’s-eye view to marvel at the beauty of these cities in winter. Learn about our history by visiting museums and heritage sites, and let yourself be charmed by the cradle of French North America.

313 km

Let the charms of winter in Québec make a lasting impression. Our itineraries—centred on the great outdoors, sightseeing, history, and relaxation—have something for everyone.



Day 1

See you at the summit

Winter sports on Mount Royal

Mount Royal can be many things to many people. Whoosh down hills on innertubes. Don a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis to stroll along the trails. Skate across Beaver Lake. Or simply admire the incredible view of downtown from the lookout.

Un couple est au sommet du mont Royal en skis de fond. Ils ont une vue panoramique sur la ville.

Montréal in winter from the air

Montréal in winter will take your breath away. And the best way to fall under its spell is from 60 metres up, on the Grande Roue in the Old Port. Admire the 360-degree panorama laid out for you from a comfortable gondola, day or night.

Des gens patinent. Derrière eux, on voit la grande Roue de Montréal.
Day 2

Microscopic creatures and magnificent creations

Explore the world of insects

The Insectarium just had a total makeover! You’ll once again be able to spend time with live insects, some of which roam free—a first in North America. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of bugs in this intimate, multisensory museum.

Un couple regarde des papillons dans le cadre d’une exposition de différentes espèces.

Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music

Treat yourself to a tête-à-tête with one of the 20th century’s most avant-garde artists by visiting this major exhibit devoted to the place of music in the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

Façade vitrée du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
Day 3

From the metropolis to the capital

Zipline at Montréal’s Old Port

A Canadian trailblazer! This urban zipline, the first of its kind, will give you an adrenaline rush in a safe setting as you fly over Île Bonsecours—one of Montréal’s flagship tourist areas—and get a sublime view of the city.

Une personne survole le Vieux-Port de Montréal sur une tyrolienne.

Next stop: Old Québec

End your day in style with a stroll through Old Québec, a true gem that was named a UNESCO world heritage site. The pedestrian streets of Quartier Petit-Champlain lined with shops and bistros are particularly charming.

Deux personnes déambulent dans une rue piétonnière enneigée et décorée de lumières.
Day 4

From ancestral culture to awesome nature

Huron-Wendat Museum in Wendake

Embark on a voyage of discovery as you dive into the rich ancestral heritage of the Huron-Wendat people, one of 11 Indigenous nations in Québec. Learn about their culture, visit traditional longhouses and taste the cuisine at the restaurant, La Traite.

Deux enfants sont assis dans une maison longue et regardent une autochtone jouer du tambour.

The great outdoors just outside the big city

Barely 30 minutes from Old Québec, Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is a can’t-miss destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with countless miles of trails to explore on snowshoes, cross-country skis, snow scooters or fatbikes.

Un couple en skis de fond regarde un lac couvert de neige, situé dans une vallée.
Day 5

Relaxation and adrenaline

Some well-deserved relaxation at an urban spa

Nestled in an enchanting spot on the shores of the St. Lawrence, the Strøm Nordic Spa in Old Québec may be the most stunning spa in the province. And when the landscape becomes draped in snow, the relaxation experience is even more memorable.

Un homme se détend dans un bain nordique, au bord d’une rivière enneigée.

Sledding with panoramic views in Old Québec

Built in 1884, the toboggan run on the magnificent Dufferin Terrace boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence is located right next to the iconic Château Frontenac. Hurtle down the slide and experience some classic Québécois winter fun.

Deux toboggans dévalent une piste en fin de journée. On voit le Château Frontenac en arrière-plan.