Not all vacations are filled with warm days, tropical beaches, and Mai Tais. Some prefer the crisp winter air of the Great White North with days filled by skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. If you are trying to plan a visit to the magical region of Quebec, here are five unusual winter activities to try.
Snowmobiling may seem like a scary feat (operating a gas-powered vehicle on thin skis on snow-covered trails), but it can be a great source of exhilarating fun. For those that love an adventure, book one of many snowmobile tours Quebec to see sites only reachable by the specialized winter vehicle.
If you watch cross-country skiing on television, then you will still be unprepared for the athleticism it takes to race along a course in long skis. Cross-country skiing is considered a leisurely activity by some tourists, but those who try it out can say for certain that it is quite the work-out. Give the Olympic sport a try in Quebec where the scenery is especially breathtaking.
Every winter, the region of Quebec hosts thousands of youth hockey plays for an international tournament. Hockey is the winter national sport of Canada, so you can be sure to enjoy watching and cheering on a group of hopeful kids as they compete in this tournament. If you fancy yourself an ice hockey connoisseur, then strap on your own skates and find a pick-up game in the city.
Holiday Season Events
Celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve in Quebec with a visit to the region’s capital city, Montreal. Montreal has an annual European style Christmas market with hundreds of stalls selling goods, warm drinks, and crafts of all kinds. The capital also hosts an incredible New Year’s Eve fireworks display with several parties across the city to attend.
Winter holidays can be full of new activities, different events, and amazing locations. Visit Quebec and try something new with your family.