European charm, restaurants with an intimate atmosphere and beautiful historic streets covered in snow all add to Québec City’s romantic reputation, but romance is in the eye of the beholder and there are plenty of romantic winter activities for couples to do in Québec City that also add a sense of adventure and fun. What can we say, when you’re in love, anything can be romantic if you have the right frame of mind.

 

Stroll Through the Streets Within the Walls

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Stroll through the streets of Old Québec inside the walls and immerse yourself in over 400 years of history. Be sure to walk the old stone walls, climbing to the top of the gates for beautiful wintery views of the city.

 

 

Dufferin Terrace Toboggan Slide

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Wander Dufferin Terrace, taking time for an old-fashioned toboggan ride down the Dufferin Slide and sipping on rich velvety chocolat chaud from Au 1884. 

 

 

Petit-Champlain

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Take the stairs down to Petit-Champlain and experience the magical winter wonderland of Québec's oldest shopping street.

 

 

Place D'Youville Ice Rink

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At the end of the day, go skating in a magical setting. Just steps away from the ramparts and surrounding heritage buildings, you’ll find the skating rink at Place D’Youville, all lit up for winter.

 

 

Spend the Night in a Romantic Hotel

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The number of world-class hotels found in Old Québec is impressive. Several establishments are part of the Top 25 hotels for romance in Canada, according to Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice:

Auberge Saint-Antoine
Hôtel Le Manoir D'Auteuil
Hôtel 71
Hôtel Le Priori
Hôtel des Coutellier
Le Saint-Pierre
Auberge Place d'Armes
Hôtel Champlain

 

 

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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Brunch is one of the best ways to kick of the weekend in Québec City. Reserve a table in a quiet corner and indulge in Québécois cuisine. After you're done, explore the galleries and exhibits at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

 

 

Nordic Spa

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After an invigorating morning, melt your cares away with a hot soak, sauna and relaxing massage at Strøm Spa Nordique.  

 

 

Ice Hotel

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Head to Hôtel de Glace, Québec’s famous ice hotel, and wander through the chapel, bedrooms and hallways made of snow and ice, admiring the beautiful carvings and stopping to sip ice cider in one of the ice bars. 

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