Québec City is an authentic winter wonderland with a very rich past and culture. Located along the Saint Lawrence River in Canada and surrounded by a stone wall built by the French and British armies is Old Québec. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and known as the city within the walls, Old Québec boasts many restaurants, cafes and bars. As you walk the streets you’ll notice various craftsmen, artisans and caricaturists who have taken up shop the street corners. A very popular (and the most romantic) way to tour the only fortified city in North America is to take a carriage ride.
Standing high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River and dominating Québec City’s skyline is Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. The hotel is a magnificent, castle-like structure with copper turrets and stone towers. It is over 114 years old and a historic landmark of Québec City. Offering beautiful views of the Saint Lawrence River, it is located in the heart of Old Québec which is the hub of most major activities year round. Visitors who stay here will enjoy an inspiring stay. The central location allows for pleasant walks to all of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec offers.
Québec City is home to what is considered to be the largest winter carnival in the world. Québec’s winter carnival is third on the list of top carnivals after the famous carnivals in Rio and New Orleans. Held annually on the last Friday of January and continuing for 17 days, the Carnaval de Québec features an ice castle, snow-bath, canoe race, dog sled race and much more wintry fun. World-class skiing is located only 30 minutes from downtown in the surrounding countryside. Three great ski resorts are Stoneham, Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Massif. There are also various sporting events and winter related activities such as snow rafting, ice fishing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating.
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