The ultimate guide to winter activities in Quebec

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In Quebec, the long and cold winter does not make everyone happy. However, to fully appreciate it, all you need to do is dress well! We are lucky enough to receive between 4 and 5 metres of snow a year, which allows us to choose from a wide range of outdoor activities.

Nothing is more exotic than the beautiful snow-covered landscapes of the province. Even with cold, even freezing temperatures at certain times of the season, there is so much to do. Outgo offers you the ultimate guide to winter activities 2020. So you won't have any reason to not go outside to play!

Put on your skates!

Skating at Galeries de la Capitale, Quebec

Patiner aux Galeries de la Capitale, Québec

For the more chilled, you'll have the chance to skate on North America's largest inland trail, the 750-foot Patinarium . After testing your skills along the track, why not catch your breath around the hot chocolate and watch the other skaters pass in front of you! In addition,sharpening and skate rental are available on site. Skating at the Galeries de la Capitale is guaranteed!

Skating at the Atrium Le 1000, Montreal

Patiner à l'Atrium Le 1000, Montréal

This unique indoor skating rink, open 365 days a year, invites you to put on your skates and glide to the rhythm of music. Overlooked by a huge glass dome allowing the rays of the sun to filter, the ice rink is located on the ground floor of the tallest building in the province of Quebec; theAtrium Le 1000.

Skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa

Patiner au canal Rideau, Ottawa

Every year, from January to March, enjoy the picturesque Rideau Skate Canal ! The famous frozen canal sees nearly a million visitors every year to enjoy the pleasures of winter.

Fill with

happiness, the ice rink winds through downtown Ottawa and its bustling neighbourhoods allowing you to enjoy the city in a whole new way. Browsing this splendid urban ice rink is undoubtedly an item to be added to your to-do list this winter.

Skating at the Domaine de la forêt perdue, Trois-Rivières

Patiner au Domaine de la forêt perdue, Trois-Rivières Whether

in the day or in the evening, skate on the trails of a pine forest and enjoy an incredible experiencewith the attentive eye of cute little animals. Sheltered from the winter wind, run on a smooth ice with rows of pine trees loaded with fresh snow from the sky.


are several trails where you can feed and cuddle beautiful animals. At the end of the day you will leave the rosy cheeks and the lungs purified. The icy trails of the Domaine de la forêt lost are the perfect activity to enjoy winter in Quebec.

Treat yourself to a snowshoe hike in a breathtaking landscape

Snowshoeing at Sentier La faille, Charlevoix

Faire de la randonnée à raquettes au Sentier La faille, Charlevoix

The La Faille trail offers a 5.6km family hike leading to the La Faille refuge. Most of the route runs along the cliff bordering the St. Lawrence River and offers different panoramas of the latter as well as of the archipelago of Montmagny and Isle-aux-Coudres. The refuge de La Faille is located at the heart of a huge geological fault overlooking the river and is accessible to hikers who want to rest or dine there.

Snowshoeing at the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve, Gaspé Peninsula

Faire de la randonnée à raquettes à réserve faunique des chic-chocs, Gaspésie

The Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is distinguished by the bare peaks of the Blanche-Lamontagne, Vallières-de-Saint-Réal, Hog's Back and Mont Brown. These mountains form a monumental setting for winter activities such as snowshoeing and hiking where moose and caribou share the spotlight. A visit to the Chic-Chocs wildlife reserve will make you vibrate to the rhythm of great nature, in the country of the impressive mountains in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula!

Snowshoeing in Oka National Park

Faire de la randonnée à raquettes au Parc national d’Oka

Located a few kilometres from the metropolitan area in the Laurentians, Oka National Park extends 23.7 km on the north shore of Lac des Deux Montagnes. This is a widening of the Ottawa River, which has createda rich ecosystem where a wildlife characteristic of its wetland of great ecological interest has been established. The landscapes that Oka National Park has to offer you in fact a perfect winter activity to put on its calendar.

Snowshoeing at Grands Jardins National Park

Faire de la randonnée à raquettes au Parc national des Grands Jardins

Here, 64 km of snowshoe trails allow you to explore the snowy forest and observe the traces of the wildlife that inhabit it it. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will be charmed by the unforgettable scenery of this island in Quebec's Far North. You can stop at the Pointu Lake refuges, which are accessible every day to relax in the tranquility of the forest. The Grands Jardins National Park is a great winter activity to add to your 2020 calendar.

Enjoy a day in Ski

Skiing at the Massif de Charlevoix

Skier au Massif de Charlevoix

The Massif de Charlevoix is recognized for its authenticity and its unique offer; a spectacular view of the St-Laurent, long panoramic slopes that seem to plunge directly into the river, a microclimate favoringabundant rainfall and more. An unusual environment, shared discreetly by enthusiasts conquer the challenge of the 770 meters of elevation difference.

Skiing at Owl's Head

Skier à Owl’s Head

Imagine skiing on renewed snow day after day. Spend your morning roaring down trails of all levels and watching Lake Memphremagog. Then, replenish your strength in the revamped chalet while enjoying the local restoration service before leaving again in the afternoon. Take the time to watch the colorful sunset. Breathe here and now at Owl's Head.

Skiing at Mont Tremblant

Skier au Mont Tremblant

This resort is located in the incredible Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. This resort offers you the best possibilities for your family holiday, no matter the season.

With a 305-hectare ski area, a picturesque village and a hiking trail you can't miss, this destination has become a must-see and continues to create memorable memories. A day of skiing at Mont Tremblant is definitely a winter activity to put on your calendar.

Skiing at Mont Sutton

Skier au Mont Sutton

Mount Sutton is known for its legendary undergrowth of all categories, exceptional conditions, authentic ambience, ubiquitous nature and winding trails with their numerous junctions to create a new route with each descent .

Throughout the season, a host of activities are on the program, for the enjoyment of the whole family! Skiing at Mont Sutton will make you rediscover skiing: it is an exceptional activity.

Taking time for yourself while fishing on the ice

Practice white fishing on the Fjord-du-Saguenay

Pratiquez la pêche blanche sur le Fjord-du-Saguenay

The winter season is the tip of the nose and the fishing season is changing to adapt to the cold weather. When ice forms on the Fjord, beautiful little huts of all colors take possession of the frozen surface to practice white fishing!

Come and practice this unique winter pleasure thanks to an incredible immersive opportunity. Rent cabins on the Saguenay Fjord-du-Saguenay and fish one of the 52 species of fish in the Fjord. It is a perfect activity with friends to enjoy the pleasures of winter in Quebec.

Practice white fishing at the Lac Blanc Outfitter

Pratiquez la pêche blanche à la Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc

In Quebec, we have the chance in winter to walk on the water, why not take advantage of it to go fishing? Just like summer, the outfitter of Lac Blanc holds your satisfaction, which is why your fishing results will be as memorable as in summer because the quantity and quality await you under the ice.

La Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc offers a variety of on-site facilities and services to ensure a memorable experience. Enjoying winter has never been easier!

Fishing in St-Anne-de-la-Pérade

Pratiquez la pêche blanche à St-Anne-de-la-Pérade

The Ice Fishing Capital of the World welcomes you from December 26, 2019 to February 16, 2020 for the82nd season of small channel fish fishing. Come and enjoy theunique experience of fishing with small fish of the fairways in a family holiday atmosphere, where young and old alike will have fun and enjoy the pleasures of winter.

Whether for a family outing, an evening with friends or a school outing, ice fishing in St-Anne-de-la-Pérade will warm up the atmosphere even in the coldest weather. The must-see winter activity in Quebec.

Experience the adrenaline of slides on tubes

Slide at Village Vacances Valcartier

Glissez au Village Vacances Valcartier

Located 20 minutes from Quebec City, Village Vacances Valcartier is the largest winter games centre in America with more than 35 snow slides. From December to March, young and old alike discover the joys of winter. The Himalayas, Everest, Rafting and Tornado await you for thrills in a warm and festive atmosphere. The Winter Games Centre will fill you and make you forget the cold of winter.

Slide in the Park of Mount Royal

Glissez au Parc du mont Royal

Discover the pleasures of tubular sliding in reserved gliding corridors. Friends of the mountain invite fans of this winter sport to climb down the snow-covered slopes near Lac aux Beavers. Mount Royal Park is a hectic winter activity that will appeal to the whole family.

Slide to the Saint-Sauveur Summit

Glissez au Sommet Saint-Sauveur

19 slides, 2 snow rafts, 4 lifts and thousands of tubes! This winter, tie your toque with brooch to the tube slides of the Saint-Sauveur Summit, located on the Avila slope. After spending a day running down the slopes, you can also enjoy the comforting fire of l'Érablière and its ancestral decor.

It is clear that winter can be quite rough. However, it is by taking pleasure that the latter becomes pleasant. Put on your snowsuit and explore the winter beauty of our beautiful country. Discover new winter activities and enjoy beautiful landscapes buried in snow.

And you, what are your favourite winter activities when the first flakes begin to fall?

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