Quebec City and Montreal Ice Hotels

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 11th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article will continue with the ice hotel in Quebec City and go on to talk about the new ice hotel in Montreal.

Quebec ice hotel

We discussed the Quebec ice hotel in the previous article. Until 2012 there was only one ice hotel in Quebec.

Quebec Ice Hotel continued


Ice Hotel

On day four you are in for some winter activity fun. It starts with dog sledding. You will visit the kennels and get some pointers from the trainers about the dogs and what you need to know on the husky run.

The rest of the day you will enjoy outdoor activities in Duchesnay, such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skating, and activities at the interpretation centre. You will sleep that evening in one of the three lodges at the center.

Day 5 brings with it, the excitement of Quebec City. The sedan will take you to Quebec City in the morning. You will have a two hour tour along the narrow streets of Quebec City; one of North America's oldest cities. You will see history unfold before your very eyes. You will visit the plains of Abraham where the famous battle of Quebec was fought. You will see the mighty St. Lawrence River, which is one of the longest rivers in the world, and you see the Parliament buildings. The rest of the day is left for you to visit the city at your own pace and do the things you want to do.

In the evening you will take a 40-minute horse ride (caleche) with bilingual drivers, and then dine at the Aux Anciens Canadiens build in 1678, to again enjoy sample French Canadian cuisine.

You will sleep in the world famous Chateau Laurier or Chateau Frontenac depending upon the package you choose.

Day 6 is unfortunately the day you must go home. You will be taken by sedan to the Quebec City airport or you can choose to go back by via rail, the same way as you came.

Montreal ice hotel

What better way to stay healthy than to get out in the crisp winter weather and enjoy the fresh air. How about trying this winter vacation?

The only ice hotel North America was located in Quebec City. Now as of 2012 Montreal has its own ice Ice hotel thanks to a couple of entrepreneurs who visited the Ice hotel in Finland and was so impressed that they felt that Montreal should have one as well. After all we are an international city for tourism and we certainly have the weather for it.

The ice hotel is located in the existing Snow Village constructed in Drapeau Park. - St. Helene’s Island. Of course if you are not a winter aficionado and don’t really appreciate the cold, you are not going to want to sleep in a Hotel made completely of ice and snow.

Since the hotel will eventually melt as the warmer Montreal winter comes in, there will be an annual cost of approximately a million and a half to two million dollars a year for its reconstruction. Of course the hotel planners are banking on tourists coming to see the attractions and to actually sleep in the Ice Hotel.

Ice hotel amenities

Ice hotel amenities

Three room designs with temperatures from -2 to -5°C (23° to 28°F).

  • Polar Igloos
  • Standard Rooms
  • Prestige Suites

If you would like to know more about Montreal’s Snow Village click here.

One would have to admit this is an experience like no other. The whole concept originated from various structures and snow villages in Europe especially the Lainio Snow Village in Ylläsjärvi, Finland.

Montreal’s Ice Hotel is the only one in the world which will be directly in a major cosmopolitan city and not off on a remote resort. Though some tourists love the remote resort to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world, others like the convenience of big city life where everything is at their fingertips, including the Montreal Casino.


All photos taken from the public domain


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Ce Hotel, Montreal Ice Hote, Quebec City, Quebec City Ice Hotel, Quebec City Vacations, Snow Village, Winter Vacations

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Sep 2015 (#)

No fireplace or heating included LOL! Still your post is very informative, cheers!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
12th Sep 2015 (#)

Carol, this sounds very romantic but I think it would be freezing. Snuggling up under the covers would be nice but I think I would be so cold my nose would freeze. I loved the pictures.

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
12th Sep 2015 (#)

This sounds like a fun adventure but I wouldn't try the skating as I don't know how and fall very easily just walking. Beautiful pictures and informative post, Another excellent job!

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