For Quebecers, winter is more than a season; it’s an exciting way of life. As the snow turns the province into a winter wonderland, here are some great ways for families to celebrate it. Try one of these six fun activities this winter.
Treetop Walk Laurentides – near Mont-Tremblant
Experience nature from a unique angle at Treetop Walk Laurentides, which features a 40-metre- high panoramic tower. This new ecotourism destination, nestled in the heart of the Laurentians on the site of a heritage fish farm in Saint-Faustin, has a winding, elevated path where you can spot native plants and animals along the way.
Illumi – Laval
Check out the fourth edition of this fabulous array of dazzling lights: Illumi is the largest light, sound and multimedia show in the world. Featuring 25 million LED lights and 19 universes you can experience on foot or by car, the show is an incredible nocturnal adventure through three kilometers of high-definition projects and animatronic creatures.
Onhwa’ Lumina – Wendake, near Quebec City
Produced in collaboration with Quebec’s internationally renowned firm Moment Factory, Onhwa’ Lumina is a breathtaking immersive multimedia experience of ancestral rhythm and song. This enchanted night walk along 1.2 kilometers, bursting with light, sound and video projections, treating visitors to a mythical world that blends nature and technology to discover the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation.
Uplå – Mont-Saint-Grégoire
New this year from Arbraska Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Uplå’s thrilling network of suspended nets and colourful treetop village will be open and illuminated all winter. Leap through the snowy forest on an exhilarating treetop adventure 20 feet above ground, complete with hanging bridges, vines, linking trampolines, monkey bridges, swings, slides and ziplines. Then relax by the outdoor fire with hot chocolate.
Parc Safari’s Féérie Nocturne – Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Montérégie
To mark its 50th anniversary, Parc Safari is introducing La Féérie Nocturne, a 1.5-kilometer-long illuminated trail where visitors can see snow-loving animals from Africa, Asia and North America including wolves, bison, and Naoum, the resident Siberian tiger. Through the paths, you’ll wander through four magical lands: Africa, Foresta, Magica and Arctica. There’s also a Christmas market at Place D’Afrique with locally made treats and artisan products.
Esplanade Tranquille – Montreal
Don’t miss a visit to Esplanade Tranquille, a new public space in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. Skate for free under the starry ski on a 16,000-square-foot refrigerated skating rink, and warm up at the outdoor fireplaces with some cocoa or a snack from one of the surrounding eateries. Enjoy year-round performances or curl up with a book at the self-serve library.
No matter where you travel in Quebec, you’ll find a winter adventure that everyone will enjoy.