- MTL Blog has made a list of unique things to do in Quebec, so you don't need to resort to going to Mont Tremblant every weekend.
- Check out the list below!
With winter in full swing here in Quebec, there is no time like the present to be crossing things off your winter bucket list. Whether you are a native to La Belle Province or you've moved here recently, I'm sure you are aware that this province knows how to do winter right. There are countless things to do in Quebec in the winter, with the many sports to partake in and beautiful snowy scenes to explore.
In my opinion, the easiest thing to do when you want to make the most of the snowy weather in Quebec is to take a trip to a ski hill and hit the slopes.
But, of course, this tried and true winter tradition can be just that: a little tried.
So, if you're tired of packing up the skis and heading to Tremblant, or if you're looking for something to shake up the winter blues, we've got a list for you.
Here are 12 unique things you can do in Quebec if you're tired of just skiing or snowboarding. There are so many fun activities in Quebec that it was hard to narrow it down -but there is bound to be something on this list for everyone.
Visit Quebec's Frozen "Ice Valley"
Quebec's frozen "Ice Valley" is located in the Charlevoix region and provides completely unprecedented views of the province in its full snow-globe form.
Reach Ridiculous Speeds While Snow Tubing
If you're still seeking thrills but don't want to have to actually be responsible for your trip down the mountain attached to skis or a snowboard, tubing if definitely the way to go.
At Quebec's Super Glissades, you can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h. How's that for adrenaline-pumping fun?
Ride A Winter Mountain Coaster
The Viking alpine coaster at Les Sommets in Mont Saint-Saveur will have you soaring down the mountainside and through the snowy forest. Plus, it's less than an hour from Montreal, making it a perfect day trip.
Scale A Frozen Winterscape On The Via Ferrata
If something new is really what you're after, consider the Via Ferrata by Projet Vertical, a huge steel cable circuit over Canyon Sainte-Anne that lets you climb frozen waterfalls and scale over a rushing river.
Keep It Simple & Try Out A New Skating Rink
In Montreal alone, you can find countless skating rinks in the various public parks across the city, most of which are completely free. Then there are the specialty rinks, link the eerie illuminated trail in Mirabel.
We put a list together of the 10 most beautiful rinks to discover in Quebec this year, take a look here!
Try To Get Free From The Biggest Escape Game In Canada
Of course, the great wintery outdoors isn't for everyone, so here's an option to help you stay warm. Located in Laval, Escaparium has several escape games, including the largest escape game in Canada, "The Lost Island Of The Voodoo Queen."
Visit The LaSalle Bird Sanctuary
It doesn't always need to be go, go, go to mean you're having a good time. If you're ready to become one with nature and find some inner peace, consider a hike around the Parc des Rapides in Lachine, where there is a huge federal migratory bird sanctuary, home to the second-largest heron colon in Quebec.
Take an enchanting soak at a wintery spa
If you're really feeling the need to slow down, the spa is the spot for you. This is a great option whether you're coming off the slopes or skipping them entirely. No judgement here!
Take a look at these spas near Montreal that are absolutely breathtaking in the winter.
Wander Through Some Winter Trails
Montreal's parks don't close up and quit when the summer ends - if anything they comer alive. Take Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, pictured above. This is a super unique way to spend some time outside seeing the natural landscape in a totally new way.
Come To The St-Côme Illuminated Ice Sculpture Festival
Step into your own personal Disney movie (or frozen Game of Thrones episode) at the Festival St-Côme en glace.
Snuggle An Arctic Animal (Or Three)
So, your apartment doesn't allow animals - what else is new? Don't let that get in the way of getting some snowy snuggles! From dogsledding to feeding reindeer or walking an alpaca, there are a ton of ways to get your furry-friend-fix in Quebec this winter.
Ruins & Caves
Unleash your inner Indiana Jones by exploring some frozen caves or snowy abandoned ruins around Quebec
We found seven spots that will help you tap into your inner adventurer. Check them out here!