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Aquarium du Quebec: Entry Ticket

1. Aquarium du Quebec: Entry Ticket

Dive into the sea in Quebec City. Come and meet the 10,000 marine animals that inhabit the aquarium: fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and marine mammals. Unique to this Aquarium is the outdoor marine habitats where seals and walruses can be viewed from both the land and through underwater glass viewing areas. There are meetings with the animals throughout the day for the walruses and seals, and your entrance will include access to daily animal talks by aquarium staff. The outdoor area also features arctic foxes as well as outdoor trails with magnificent views over the mighty St Lawrence River.  The highlight of the interior marine habitats is the Awesome Ocean where you can walk through an underwater tunnel in a 92,000-gallon seawater tank and see the marine life from the vantage point of a diver.  There are also exhibits showcasing Canada’s marine invertebrates from both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including mesmerizing jellyfish and delicate seahorses.

Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

2. Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, located only a few steps from Old Quebec City and the cruise terminal. Enjoy a thermal experience at an exceptional Nordic spa that includes the rental of a bathrobe, a towel, and a locker. Summer or winter, rain or shine, reduce stress as you revive your body and mind.  Begin by relaxing your muscles in the whirlpool hot tubs. Eliminate toxins by going to a heated sauna, followed by a dip in an ice-cold bath and a period of deep relaxation. Upgrade to the premium option to receive a signature freshly-made juice, a souvenir of your choice, a reusable Strøm sandal bag, and a beverage of your choice at the onsite bistro. Practiced for thousands of years, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Benefit from access to the outdoor whirlpools, thermal and Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal and Nordic waterfalls, plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces. The gourmet bistro on-site offers panoramic views of the river and a Scandinavian-inspired cuisine highlighting local products and flavors.

Montreal: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

3. Montreal: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, a peaceful haven located right near downtown Montreal. Enjoy a thermal experience at an exceptional Nordic spa that includes the rental of a bathrobe, a towel, and a locker. Summer or winter, rain or shine, reduce stress as you revive your body and mind.  Begin by relaxing your muscles in the whirlpool hot tubs. Eliminate toxins by going to a heated sauna, followed by a dip in an ice-cold bath and a period of deep relaxation.  Practiced for thousands of years, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Benefit from access to the outdoor whirlpools, thermal and Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal and Nordic waterfalls, plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces.

Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

4. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

Mont-Saint-Hilaire: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

5. Mont-Saint-Hilaire: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, a peaceful haven at the foot of the mountain Mont Saint-Hilaire. Enjoy a thermal experience at an exceptional Nordic spa that includes the rental of a bathrobe, a towel, and a locker.  Benefit from access to the outdoor whirlpools, thermal and Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam baths, thermal and Nordic waterfalls, plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces. Practiced for thousands of years, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes.  Begin by relaxing your muscles in the whirlpool hot tubs. Eliminate toxins by going to a heated sauna, followed by a dip in an ice-cold bath and a period of deep relaxation.

Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

6. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the forest, look out for wildlife and learn about the area from your local guide. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Stop at a heated tent for lunch and a refreshing hot drink.

Jacques-Cartier National Park: Ski-Shoeing Excursion

7. Jacques-Cartier National Park: Ski-Shoeing Excursion

Ski-shoeing offers you a way to see the Jacques-Cartier National Park from a different perspective while enjoying outdoor winter fun and low-impact exercise. No experience is needed for this sport - if you can walk, you can ski-shoe! With easy-to-follow techniques and ski-shoe gear provided, this 3 hour tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike. You’ll learn about Quebec forest from your experienced guide and capture great photos of the winter landscape. Bring your sense of adventure and see what the summer crowds are missing. You’ll meet your experienced guide at your hotel hall where you will take the bus for the park. After 30min, you will be in the main lodge where you bring your ski and trekking poles and simple-to-follow techniques to get you out on the trail. Once you’re ready, strap on your ski and follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Throughout your hike, your guide will keep an eye out for signs of deer, moose, squirrel, porcupine and other creatures that inhabit the area.

Quebec: Interactive Walking Tour of New France

8. Quebec: Interactive Walking Tour of New France

This winter tour takes you back to yesteryear, but this time it is to delight you with much happier tales. Discover the peculiar Christmas customs of New France and learn how the colonists adapted to this dreadfully cold place. Hear all about the miraculous cures that folks once resorted to. Listen as we tell you strange stories while quirky characters appear out of the wintery darkness to speak to you. This is a one hour long walking tour through the lower city's most beautiful cobblestoned sidestreets trimmed in their most opulent decor of the year.

Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

9. Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

Following a passionate, seasoned, experienced local tour guide, you will discover more than 400 years of History. This Old Quebec Winter Walking Tour will first take you through the snowy streets of the walled city. You will admire the famous Fairmont le Château Frontenac, you will make a stop on the Dufferin Terrace and enjoy its vantage point over the St-Lawrence River. You will walk by Old Quebec public squares, proud monuments and beautiful churches such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Cathedral and Basilica. Your dedicated period costumed tour guide will then lead you to the Petit-Champlain District, cradle of the french fact in North America, so you can appreciate this outstanding, unique and quaint part of "le Vieux-Québec", at the level of the St-Lawrence River. Winter is in Quebec City’s DNA. Experiencing a winter in Quebec City is one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in our local culture and way of life. The nordicity, the cold, the way our people got adapted to the ambient conditions, is what makes this city distinctive. Accompanied by a historical character, tour the Old Quebec in winter times and forge some unforgettable memories while learning a bit more about how it is for us, and how it has been for our ancestors to live through these Canadian winters.

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What people are saying about Quebec

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Very nice experience for a first at the spa. Not too many people, access to several baths, pools, saunas and more. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the hot tubs overlooking the river. I recommend!

Unforgettable experience in this spa with these outdoor swimming pools overlooking the river, a magical and relaxing place.

Absolutely perfect day - not too crowded. Excellent staff. Quiet and serene day. Lovely.

Wonderful, also there is no time limit… you can spend the whole day.

I liked. It is worth going to enjoy this activity.