Colourful history, Francophone culture, wellness and four seasons of outdoor adventures make Quebec a year round playground.
When visiting Quebec, one could be forgiven for forgetting they're in Canada--parts of it feel so European, it's easy to feel like you're walking the streets of France. Great stone walls fortify the historical centre in Quebec City, the parliament building is modelled after the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, and the sound of French chatter floats above the cobblestone streets as church bells clang in the distance.
No matter what time of the year one arrives there’s plenty to explore, but Quebec City is one of those places that actually comes alive during the cold season, thanks to the annual Carnaval de Quebec which is one of the world’s most famous winter festivals. You can also sleep in an ice hotel, play in the snow at Village Vacances Valcartier and relax in a nordic spa like Sibéria Spa which is modelled after the Scandinavian concept of thermotherapy.
Admire Montmorency Falls, or get an adrenaline rush tackling the via ferrata at Canyon Sainte-Anne, trying indoor surfing and feel like you're skydiving. Here's how to plan the perfect girl's getaway in Montreal, including an afternoon at boat-themed Bota Bota spa.