The Ice Hotel
With deep snow and sub-zero temperatures, it would be easy to forgive Canadians for spending their winter inside. However, this is a people who embrace the colder weather – and what more unique way to celebrate than in a hotel made from ice?
The only one of its kind in the entirety of North America, the Ice Hotel in Quebec City has become something of a phenomenon since its creation in 2001. Appearing in the winter months, the hotel takes 5 weeks to build, with walls, ceilings and furniture all ornately carved from blocks of ice. With 44 rooms, slides, an ice bar and even a nightclub, the Ice Hotel is full of one remarkable experience after another. You can even throw your wedding or function in these stunning surroundings!
You may be concerned about a chilly night’s sleep, but fear not; the hotel has mattresses, Arctic-grade sleeping bags and even working fireplaces to ensure your stay is in equal parts unforgettable and comfortable. Whether you are a guest or not, visit and you will have the chance to take a guided tour through the building to learn just how this architectural marvel comes into being every year. The hotel is redesigned annually, so no two visits will ever be the same. You even have the chance to warm up in one of the outdoor hot tubs or sauna!
No matter how you decide to discover the hotel, one thing is for sure; the stylish decor, coloured lights and, of course, the transparent backdrop are spell-binding, and a stay here feels like a dream come true.
Our Canada Travel Specialists will be delighted to arrange your stay in the Ice Hotel – get in touch today and your personal advisor can arrange your flights, dates and even additional nights if you decide one simply isn’t enough to experience everything this inimitable hotel has to offer.