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Top Tips for Visiting Quebec City

1. Book Early

This is particularly important if you want to stay in Hotel de Glace. As the hotel is only open in the winter months – specifically from December until March – it is always in very high demand, so make sure you book early to secure your unforgettable stay.


2. Visit in the Winter

With an average snowfall of over 400cm per year, Quebec City truly comes alive in the winter season. The weather may be colder, but the activities in the city are heating up! From skiing on Mount Tremblant to taking partaking in the world-famous Quebec Winter Carnival, there are winter events for the whole family to enjoy.


3. Sample Traditional Food

Quebec City is renowned for its incredible dining scene, so make sure you try delicacies that are unique to the province! Meat pie, baked beans, pea soup and sugar pie are just some of the local offers you can sample during your stay.


4. Pack Walking Shoes

Quebec is an incredibly walkable city, so make sure you take the time to explore on foot. Pack your best walking shoes and explore the city like a local. Who knows what architectural marvel or beautiful viewpoint you will stumble upon?


5. Go Whale-Watching in Spring

Visit Quebec City between April and October and you will have the once in a lifetime experience to go whale-watching. From blue whales – the largest animal on the planet – to striking humpbacks, this is your perfect opportunity to get up close to nature. We recommend viewing from a Zodiac or sea kayak for the ultimate adventure.