And, according to theVillage Vacances Valcartier website, the owner is investing $70 million into totally revamping the hotel. There'll be additional equipment and a unique design, the likes of which has never been seen before.
I, for one, am excited AF. The Ice Hotel is notorious for not only being gorgeous and unique, but for being seriously fun, too. I mean, drinking out of solid ice cubes in a legit igloo? Um, sign me TF up, thanks.
The Hotel De Glace will be opening up as of December, and will be open until March.
Halloween is honestly the best time of the year. You have the crisp fall weather that puts everyone in the Autumn mood. The sky gets darker earlier which adds to the creepy atmosphere that's approaching. Once Halloween hits all the creepy crawlies are allowed to come out to play and you never know what could be hiding around the next dark corner.
The city comes alive with events during this time of year also. There's no shortage of insane Halloween blowouts that almost every single club is hosting. There's also tons of creepy haunted houses and scary movie festivals to get your a scare out of life!
But there's also tons of family-friendly events from Halloween festivals to pumpkin picking to haunted walks! There's something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween so don't wait to start planning!
Place Des Spectacles will be holding a massive 3 day event this Halloween that all Halloween fanatics are going to want to attend. October 27th will be "Rise Of The Dead" where demons, skeletons and creepy creatures will take over.
October 28th will be the "Zombie Walk" where over 10,000 zombies will take over the streets of Montreal. October 29th will be the "Great Wizardry Fest" and the square will be transformed into a huge wizards village!
This year all the Espace Pour La Vie locations will be hosting special Halloween events all month long. The Botanical Gardens will be hosting the "Great Pumpkin Ball", the Biodome will be hosting "Animal's Halloween" and the Insectarium will be hosting "Spiders Unmasked". These events will be running October 6th-31st!
Every year around Halloween the city of Montreal looks like a zombie apocalypse took over. All throughout downtown Montrealers dress up like the scariest zombies they can think of and march through the streets! This year it's taking place on October 28th so get your costumes ready!
You must experience Montreal's one and only Rocky Horror event happening this Halloween season from October 27th to 31st! Watch the classic on the screen while a live cast performs in front. There will also be a huge costume contest so don't forget to dress up.
Walk through the stunning Terra Cotta Park in Pointe-Claire to raise money for the Fondation de L'Hopital general du Lakeshore on October 29th. Spend some time outdoors in the creepy forests while raising money for a great cause. They also offer a pumpkin and a goodies bag to walkers at the end!
The Pumpkin Inferno festival takes place this entire month and they do some seriously impressive things with pumpkins! See sculptures of dragons, trees, famous paintings and so much more all made out of lit up pumpkins!
The Ecomuseum Zoo is hosting a special Halloween event where you can help demystify the myths surrounding certain Quebec animal legends. Visit the Ecomuseum on October 28th and 29th from 9am-4pm for these special events!
7. Spend A Haunted Evening In Montreal's Saint Laurent Library
The Saint Laurent Library is hosting a big event for Halloween on October 31st. The haunted library evening is mostly geared towards children and families with games, treats, and events all night long until the lights go out!
Biscuits et Confetti in NDG is hosting a morning of family fun and they're giving out free pumpkins! On October 21st you can drop by and pick up your cute new pumpkin, eat some yummy treats, get your face painted and so much more!
Exporail in Saint-Constant, Quebec offers themed days and this month it's all about Halloween! Their theme this year is "Railway Ghosts" that will be taking over the train for October. A train will be outfitted as a workshop for kids to and parents to enjoy some Halloween fun until October 29th!
The Stuart Museum on Parc Jean Drapeau island is hosting a fun Halloween event on October 28th and 29th. Wear your best costumes and explore the exhibits with a flashlight as you search for creatures, objects and clues in a fun Hunt and Seek game! After the games are finished enjoy some creepy storytelling!
PC hosts cooking schools for kids to learn super easy and fun recipes and their Provigo locations! They're hosting a special Halloween cooking class called "Horribly Hilarious Halloween Party" where kids will learn to make Halloween themed meals like Jack-O Lantern style carved stuffed peppers, bone-shaped breadsticks, chocolate-dipped pretzels with candy eyeballs, coffin-shaped pastry hand pies and Hocus Pocus fruit punch!
The insane Societes des Arts et Technologiques is hosting their annual Halloween party that completely beats every other Halloween event! You can dance all night under their massive dome that projects crazy light shows or you can head downstairs to their alternative stage with an entirely different DJ and vibe.
Every year Concordia's JMSB hosts a massive Halloween blowout and this year is no exception! They're modelling the event after the terrifying IT movie so you can expect to see more than a few scary clowns there. It's happening on Friday, October 27th at Theatre Berri.
This event holds crazy parties in abandoned buildings all over Montreal. The past events have taken place in abandoned textile factories, boathouses or boarding schools and they all held something special, unique and creepy fun at the same time! The location is secret up until the event occurs on October 27th.
Theatre Olympia is in collaboration with Beach Club this year to present us a massive and insane Halloween party that we definitely won't forget! There will be amazing music, drinks and crazy things happening all night long.
Paradoxe Theatre is hosting a huge Halloween Costume Contest so that you can show off your mad costume skills! Of course you'll be able to win some awesome prizes one of which is $100 cash prize! So bring your costume A-game on October 27th.
If you're looking for a more upscale Halloween event then the Soiree Halloween at Auberge Saint Gabriel is the event for you. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, an open bar, cupcakes and desserts and a sweet poutine bar! There will also be a DJ and tons of dancing.
7. Take A Trip To The Upside Down At The Stranger Things Dance Party
The popular TV show Stranger Things was a hit with it's mysterious upside down world, the alphabet wall and the gang of kids including the powerful Eleven. Montreal is hosting it's very own 80s and Stranger Things themed dance party on October 27th at Bar Le Ritz!
Montreal is hosting a huge Halloween club crawl through the city and it's the event to go to if you want to party all night long on October 28th! 4 of the hottest Halloween parties and nightclubs including Jet Club, Karina's and more. You'll be transported by bus between clubs so you won't have to worry about walking your high heels!
Studio 77 is hosting a Costume & Cocktail party on October 27th to celebrate this amazing holiday. Wear your best costumes (those are mandatory) and drink cocktails all night long! Your ticket includes entry, 1 free cocktail, and snacks! There will be games, prizes and more.
Boulevard Sainte-Rose in Laval is hosting a huge Halloween Street Festival! Families are invited to dress up in their scariest costumes, wander the streets and enjoy all the treats, dancing and animations that the merchants are providing!
Time Supper Club is hosting a massive Halloween costume ball that you absolutely don't want to miss out on October 28th! Dress up in your scariest costume, listen to awesome DJs, and drink cocktails while you dance the night away.
Rouge Bar is hosting their very own Halloween event on October 31st this year called Halloweird! If you want to party on the actual night of Halloween this is the best event for you and don't miss out because things are definitely going to get weird!
The Cabaret Lion D'Or is hosting their annual Spookeasy event on October 28th and it definitely shouldn't be missed. Get creative with your costumes, listen DJs, watch a burlesque show, take pictures in the photo booth, learn to swing dance and so much more!
If the idea of ghosts hiding in plain sight terrifies you to your very core then the Old Port Ghost Walk is what you should be doing this Halloween. The tour takes you through all the dark and twisty corridors of the Old Port where tales of witches, charlatans, criminals and killers that once roamed those very streets will be told along the way.
The SPASM Festival is an annual movie festival that features horror movies from October 19th-28th! Their huge horror movie night is happening on Friday, October 27th and you should definitely be ready to scream.
If being scared silly is your favourite part about Halloween then taking a trip just outside the city to Drummondville is what you should be doing. The town transforms into a scary haunted village filled with creepy clowns, scary characters and everything that haunts your worst nightmares!
The haunted house that's received a lot of controversy over it's terrifyingly explicit content has the whole city intrigued about what they have in store for us this year. Malefycia is back with a "creepy care clinic" theme and you can bet you'll be facing even more horror sensations than the years before.
La Ronde is hosting it's super scary 'Fright Fest' all month long and you can bet they've added some even more terrifying attractions for you to explore. They've got haunted roller coasters, the universe of nightmares, a haunted asylum, a massacre museum, a cursed farm and house of clowns!
Zombies honestly freak me out so you probably won't see me subjecting myself to the terror at this event. But those that love to get their exercise in by escaping their worst nightmares then the Zombie Run at Valcartier Village in Quebec City is where you should be!
You can bet you'll be scared out of your mind at the Great North Corn Maze just 2.5 hours from Montreal. The maze is filled with creatures from your worst nightmares chasing you through the winding field until you finally make your way out.
If you can't get enough of getting a scare out of life you need to take a tour through the super creepy abandoned jail that's hosting a spooky haunted house event this Halloween. You can take guided tours through the dark hallways and past all the prisoners cells where ghosts are said to roam.
This Montreal makeup artist is insanely talented and can transform anyone into a creepy creature! If you weren't sure about what to be this Halloween get this makeup artist to create an insane piece of art that will scare everyone around you.
The super scary Haunted Acres is a massive haunted village that comes alive every Halloween about 4 hours from Montreal. It's been named the scariest haunted village in New England so it's definitely worth the trip. The haunted village is open now until October 29th!
The giant corn maze at Verger Labonte is open until October 29th and it's full of fun and games. They offer 3 different activities depending on the length of time you want to spend inside the maze and the difficulty. It will be a super fun activity whether you're with your family or friends!
Just under 3 hours away from Montreal in Kingston, ON is the creepiest haunted experience. Enter the haunted underworld at Fort Fright and experience all the horror of walking through scary interactive elements!
At the Morgan Arboretum creepy crawlies are coming out to play on October 28th for a haunted forest event. Wander along the Orange Trail and collect candy along the way but who knows what might be jumping out at you on every twist and turn of the path!
According toGood Car Bad Car, the top selling car of 2017 in Canada was a Honda Civic. The gas milage of Honda Civic in the city is 28 miles/gallon and on the highway it's 42 miles/gallon giving an average of 35 miles/gallon.
Multiply this by the size of the gas tank, which is 12.4 gallons and you get 434 miles! This means that with the most popular car in Canada, you can drive 698 km by filling up your tank just once!
So, where can you actually go with that one tank of gas? This may seem like a silly question, but sometimes it's nice to take a road trip without that added pressure of filling up the tank a hundred times along the way. The picture below shows the actual radius of 698 km from the heart of Montreal
I've done all the math for you so you won't have to worry about it at all! Here's the top road trips you can take from Montreal using just one tank of gas. (You'll have to fill up again on the way back though!)
1. Take A Trip Out To The Coast Of Portland, Maine
The coast of Maine is known for it's beauty and you can actually get there on just one take of gas. It's cutting it pretty close so try to stay on the highway as much as possible. But once you're there you'll have serene views and amazing seafood!
Boston is an awesome city, bustling with action and full of cool things to see and do. Explore the Harvard University campus or wind through the cobble stone streets that aren't on an actual city grid!
3. Take A Trip Out To Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Algonquin Park in Ontario is known for it's beauty and peaceful camping sites! If you're looking for a park to go camping for a weekend than this is definitely the one! It won't even take you more than 1 stop at a gas station along the way.
4. Take A Trip Out To Hautes-Gorges-De-La-Riviere-Malbaie National Park, Quebec
This gorgeous national park right here in Quebec has some seriously stunning pictures. If you hike up to the tallest peak you get these gorgeous views of the river below you! You can also rent kayaks, canoes and go camping here.
Who knew it would only take you one tank of gas in your Honda Civic to get to Toronto from Montreal? I sure didn't but apparently it's totally realistic! Explore the country's biggest and most bustling city in just one short road trip.
Niagra Falls is one of the world's 7 natural wonders and it's pretty clear why. It's almost unbelievable when you see it up close and personal. Take a ride under the falls on the Maid of Mist or just view them from the lookout point and stay dry! Either way you'll get to experience something amazing here.
7. Take A Trip Out To Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire
This gorgeous hiking trail in New Hampshire made it to the top of National Geographic's list of top hiking trails in the world and guess what? It will only take you 1 tank of gas to get there! It takes you over two mountain peaks for insane views way up in the clouds!
8. Take A Trip Out To Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario
This gorgeous beach in Ontario is filled with rolling sand banks on shore and sand dunes in the water. It's perfect for a beach day road trip with your friends to chill, relax and soak up some sun before the summer ends!
This bright blue pool is almost too surreal, but it actually exists in Maine! Hike through Evan's Notch at Blueberry Mountain to find this hidden gem in the middle of the forest. You'll dip into the clearest water you've ever seen for a refreshing afternoon dip. Don't worry, there's no actual rattlesnakes hunting these waters!
Lac Saint Jean is one of the most stunning lakes in all of Quebec and it's not even that far away! You can rent kayaks and canoes to experience the beauty of the lake, book a campsite, or admire it from the shoreline.
Okay, I know talk of summer ending is a little depressing, but it has to be done. We all need a wake up call because summer really is ending in 3 weeks! We'll all be going back to school, getting back into serious work, or doing whatever it is real life tells us to in the fall.
These gorgeous sunflower fields will make you feel like you were transported straight to Tuscany, Italy! They just opened their winding maze through the fields so you can actually wander through the fields!
These beautiful lavender fields are less than 1 hour from the city! You can lounge in the lavender coloured chairs within the fields, stop and smell the beautifully fresh flowers, or enjoy their amazing lavender flavoured ice cream!
Oka Beach is less than an hour from Montreal and definitely something you need to check out before the end of summer. It has tropical umbrellas, refreshing lake water to swim in and a white sandy beach to relax on!
Enjoy a weekend getaway where you'll feel like you just escaped to England at this stunning resort! It's located in Quebec's Eastern Townships and the grounds are drop-dead gorgeous. You get views of the sparkling lake, an on-site outdoor pool to swim in, and flower-filled gardens to spend your time in.
These awesome hiking trails are just over an hour from Montreal and you must try them before the summer ends. The hiking trails are pretty easy so even beginner hikers can enjoy themselves here. And once you get to the top you'll get some stunning views!
If you haven't made it out to this crazy natural attraction in New York State yet, no worries you've still got 3 weekends of summer left! They have so many fun things to do here like lazy river tubing, rock climbing, hiking, and white water rafting!
This beautiful national park is the perfect place to go if you didn't have a chance to go camping yet this summer. You'll find campgrounds on the lake so you can wake up and take a refreshing dip every morning!
These adorable treehouses are located just over 2 hours from Montreal in Vermont and are the coolest place to go glamping. If you're not super into the idea of camping in a tent on the cold hard ground (like me) then glamping is definitely the way to go! Enjoy camping in style here.
This gorgeous castle is located super close to Montreal in New York's 1000 Islands. Even though it's right on the border of Quebec and New York, you'll need your passport to get onto this island. Live out your dreams of being a princess at this gorgeous castle!
This stunning spa is part of the Le Germain Hotel and it's located on an adorable farm! You can soak in this gorgeous hot tub next to a field full of cute sheep. The rooms at this hotel are also totally unique and beautiful! Have an amazing weekend getaway here before summer ends.
2. Beardslee Castle For A Rustic Dinner Experience
Okay, so this spot is a little farther than 3 hours but it's totally worth the extra hour! It's an abandoned castle located in New York where you can eat dinner like you're Irish Royalty! Explore their gorgeous grounds and enjoy a delicious meal.
This quarry has bright blue water that almost looks to beautiful to be real! It's become a popular destination for swimming and of course Instagram pictures. Pick a sunny day in the last 3 weeks of August and enjoy a day splashing in the refreshing water!
This gorgeous hiking trail in New Hampshire was voted in the top hiking trails in the world by National Geographic for obvious reasons! It takes hikers over two mountain tops, past wildflowers, waterfalls and over rocky trails.
But summer is the time to get out there and explore this province especially because the weather for August is going perfect! So, I've got a new road trip for you guys that you should definitely check out ASAP.
Just like thebeautiful lavender fields in Quebec that I'm sure a lot of you have visited, there's amazing sunflower fields too!!