Say “Bonjour” to classic winter activities!

Attractions to discover, January 11, 2021 2021-01-11
Classic winter activities in Quebec

In partnership with Quebec's tourism regions.

Practising outdoor sports is definitely a favourite activity of people in Quebec these days. Natural snow turns all regions into perfect playgrounds to reconnect with winter sports, and the great variety of them means there’s something for everyone. In addition, by going out into nature and wide-open spaces, we can take care of our physical and mental well-being in complete safety. What will your activity be this winter?

Important: travelling between regions is still not recommended. Be sure to follow sanitary guidelines during your activities.

Snow tubing in Quebec
Have a blast on the snow tubing slopes. Photo credit: Les super glissades de Saint-Jean-de-Matha

A true family favorite: snow tubing

Parents and children won’t soon forget a day of fun on the slides! Expect lots of laughs when you launch down the slopes with your inner tube at thrilling speed. The great popularity of this activity has led to snow tubing centres popping up all around the province, delighting families of all regions. Rediscover the pure joy of playing in the snow!

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Pushing your limits: cross-country skiing

A complete sport that combines fresh air and intense exercise, cross-country skiing allows you to set challenges for yourself and train in enchanting settings. Take your skis and poles on the slopes of parks or outdoor centres, where you can progress at your own pace while improving your technique. Keep an eye on your goal, and when it's time to take a break, don't forget to take in the breathtaking snow-covered landscapes around you!

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Cross-country skiing trails at Gatineau Park
Challenge yourself by cross-country skiing. Photo credit: Gatineau Park

For first-timers: snowshoeing

Recognized as one of the most accessible outdoor activities, snowshoeing is an ideal choice for those who are less used to winter sports. It’s also an activity that can be practised directly in the city as well as in the largest provincial parks. And luckily for those who might be interested in trying out snowshoeing, but don't have their own equipment, several centres offer rentals.

Discover our suggestions for snowshoeing by clicking here!

Skating rink at Jean-Drapeau Park in Montreal
Get back into skating! Photo credit: Parc Jean-Drapeau

For individuals or couples: skating

Put on your skates for a pleasant outing under falling snowflakes! Opt for the serene atmosphere of the ice trails that wander through the forest or pick up speed by circling a skating rink on a lake. Even if you haven't laced up in a while, you'll quickly find your feet!

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The absolute classic: alpine skiing

Many people refuse to let the season pass without having hit the slopes! A total of 75 ski resorts in Quebec welcome downhill skiing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts until April. Conquer the most impressive mountains or plan an entertaining outing where skiers of all levels can hone their skills and develop their passion for mountain sports.

Discover our suggestions for alpine skiing by clicking here!

ski lift at Mont Sutton
For alpine skiing fanatics. Photo credit: Mont Sutton

Wherever you live and whatever your style, you’re sure to find the perfect activity to make the most of the outdoors this season.

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