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Winter romance in Québec City

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Winter romance in Québec City

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 Qu?bec inside the wallsExternal Link Title 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 SlideExternal Link Title and sipping on rich velvety chocolat chaud from Au 1884. 




people walking through the streets of quebec city
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Take the stairs down to Petit-ChamplainExternal Link Title and experience the magical winter wonderland of Qu?bec'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'YouvilleExternal Link Title, 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 Qu?bec is impressive. Several establishments are part of the Top 25 hotels for romance in Canada, according to Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice:

Auberge Saint-AntoineExternal Link Title
H?tel Le Manoir D'AuteuilExternal Link Title
H?tel 71External Link Title
H?tel Le PrioriExternal Link Title
H?tel des CoutellierExternal Link Title
Le Saint-PierreExternal Link Title
Auberge Place d'ArmesExternal Link Title
H?tel ChamplainExternal Link Title



Mus?e national des beaux-arts du Qu?bec

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BrunchExternal Link Title is one of the best ways to kick of the weekend in Qu?bec City. Reserve a table in a quiet corner and indulge in Qu?b?cois cuisine. After you're done, explore the galleries and exhibits at Mus?e national des beaux-arts du Qu?becExternal Link Title



Nordic Spa

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After an invigorating morning, melt your cares away with a hot soak, sauna and relaxing massage at Str?m Spa NordiqueExternal Link Title.  



Ice Hotel

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Head to H?tel de GlaceExternal Link Title, Qu?bec'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.