Check out these ideas for outdoor fun in Lévis!

Destinations to explore, February 5, 2024 2024-02-05
Lévis in winter © Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches

In winter, Lévis dons its finest white coat to transform itself into a playground for adventuring in the heart of splendid nature, close to urban attractions. This destination just across the river from Québec City has so much in store for you and plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors!

Couple skating on an ice trail
The Quai Paquet ice trail promises sub-zero fun and breathtaking views! Photo credit: Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches

An ice trail with a view

Did you know that Lévis is home to the longest refrigerated ice trail in Quebec? A must for any winter outing, the Quai Paquet ice trail transports you into a magical world where you can skate with your family, your partner or your friends on the banks of the river. By day, you can admire the exceptional sight of the immaculate ice on the St. Lawrence and Old Québec City. By night, the decor lights up to add a touch of magic to the experience. So, lace up your skates (or borrow some for free on site) and go and relive your best childhood memories!

Many parks where you can play outside

Whether your definition of “playing outside” is taking a nature walk, working your thighs on skis or dashing on the snow on two wheels, Levis’ parks offer hundreds of possibilities. At Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, enjoy seeing the breathtaking 35-metre-high waterfalls from a suspended footbridge. And with its 4.3 km of trails, Parc Valéro Les Écarts is a paradise for fatbikers. Can’t decide on just one activity? Then head to Parc de la Rivière-Etchemin, where you can pick from hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fatbiking and tobogganing! Laughs and rosy cheeks guaranteed!

Snow sports for the whole family!

If snow, sliding, downhill skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing are what you’re after, then you’ll love the Centre de plein air de Lévis! This outdoor centre has five trails for different levels of difficulty, a school slope, two glades and a snow park. It’s also the perfect place for beginners thanks to private, semi-private and group lessons. No equipment? No problem! You can rent it on site!

A family tubing down a snowy hill
Why not go snow tubing with the kids during your stay? Photo credit: Daniel Thibault

Bonus! Places to go for a tasty bite!

After you’ve filled your lungs with fresh air, it’ll be time to fill your stomach with great food! At Café Bonté Divine, indulge in a hot drink and a well-deserved treat. For something new, head over to Tambour Café, known for their coffee expertise, and Taverne La Barricade, for a beer, games and live entertainment, in the old district. And if you want a sip of nature in a glass, stop by Distillerie des Appalaches to taste spirits made with unusual local ingredients. Happy discoveries!

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