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Winter

Because it lasts close to 5 months, winter is an important lifestyle component here in Quebec. Dog-sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, snowkiting, ice climbing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are but a few examples of the exciting outdoor activities you’ll love trying. Take off to discover unique, grandiose scenery and warm your heart strings. Quebec offers a simply amazing choice of winter activities to enjoy with your sweetheart, family or with your gang. No more excuses ? it’s time to pull on your tuque and mitts and play outdoors!

Cross country skiing

Glide along the snow on your cross-country skis, on a beautiful tracked trail. Whether you ski the classic way or prefer skating, cross-country skiing is a great outdoor activity for enjoying the world of nature around you. Whether recreational or competitive, Quebec has an extensive trail network for skiers both tall and small. Free skiing or accompanied by a guide, Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters offer a full menu of extraordinary winter cross-country day-trips, and multiday treks too. 

Dog sledding

Live winter at its best ? in Quebec! Hop on a sled and let a husky or malamute team take you across the gorgeous frozen landscape. Experienced mushers drive you and your crew on a family outing across a network of sled trails, or anyone who prefers to sit back and enjoy this amazing outdoor experience to the fullest. The more adventurous are welcome to learn how to harness up their team, and mush too. Enjoy a moment of deep Nordic pleasure as you speed across the snow, by choosing the services of an Aventure Écotourisme Québec member dog-sled outfitter.

Ice climbing

Ice climbing is the activity for conquering Quebec’s frosty peaks, in winter. Pick in hand and crampons on your boots, countless ice-covered waterfalls and rocky faces call out to all ice climbers. From a beginner lesson in complete safety to a guided outing including gear rental, our member outfitters provide excellent ice climbing tips and advice for all. Go ahead, breaking the ice feels good as you set out to discover Montmorency Falls, les Palissades de Charlevoix, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook or countless ice-capped cliffs in the Laurentians. To your picks, one and all! 

Ice fishing

Teasing the fish, in winter? Yes! On a frozen lake or river, ice fishing is an absolutely extraordinary experience. All bundled up, why not go ice fishing with a small rod or brimbale ? it’s a sure-fire way to boost your winter fun! Most often a heated hut is included, and the fish are always ready to bite. With friends, family or your gang of savvy anglers, everyone has fun ice fishing in Quebec, in winter.

Off-trail skiing / Telemark

Love tall peaks, powder and off-trail or telemark skiing? We do too! Off-trail and telemark skiing are perfect for thrill-seekers to get their fill of winter sights and scenery. Ride untouched mountains, free as a bird, and admire breathtaking landscapes. Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters and set out to conquer Quebec’s tall mountains ? from the Upper Gaspé region’s Chic Chocs to Charlevoix. Beginner or seasoned off-trail and telemark skiers are sure to enjoy their day ? or their ski & stay getaway ? in Quebec’s great outdoors! Make your next ski trip an unforgettable...

Ski joering

Alpine ski touring behind a dog or horse is known as ski joering, a winter activity that blends all the fun of skiing with the power of an animal. Most often practised with dogs, it combines the joys of dog-sledding and cross-country skiing. What could be nicer than gliding along the snow and staying in shape, on forested trails? Our outfitters gladly teach you the basics of harnessed skiing and introduce you to exciting new ways of enjoying a beautiful winter’s day, in Quebec.

Snow kiting

With the wind in your sail, discover winter in Quebec as you glide across a magnificent, pristine landscape.  Snowkiting / kiteskiing is an ecofriendly, free means of transit that only relies on the wind to carry you across flat terrain. Experience the thrill of being pulled along by the force of a gust! Compared to kitesurfing, snowkiting is easier for beginners because strong winds aren’t needed to move forward. Trust our outdoor adventure specialists to set up a trial for you ? and have the time of your life!

Snowmobiling/sledding

With its vast provincial snowmobile trail network, Quebec has more kilometres for sleds than for automobiles. In winter, snowmobiling is a top outdoor activity ? so what are you waiting for? A number of outfitters offer all-inclusive guided snowmobile treks to appreciate the sport’s many pleasures. Planning to take off for several days on a raid, or on a quick day-trip? Discover pure bliss up in the mountains on a sled, and make your dream getaway in nature come true.  

Snowshoeing

Discover the joys of winter ? on snowshoes! From snowshoe day-trips on Quebec’s marked trails and glades to raids in a national park or on-mountain, it’s a sport for the whole family, as well as avid adventurers who aren’t afraid of winter. Quebec’s snowshoe trails are renowned for their vast forests, mountainous landscapes and stunning vistas. There’s simply no reason to stay indoors this winter! Strap on your snowshoes ? a beautiful world awaits outdoors.

Winter sea kayaking

Quebec's snowy winters should not stop you from going sea kayaking! Winter sea kayaking is a unique experience during which you can discover all the beauty of Quebec's clear icy waters. Be one of the few who still hop into a kayak to enjoy out great outdoors and have one of the most enjoyable paddles of your life. Not to worry, dressed with warm clothes, winter kayaking is as safe as kayaking in summer. Naviguate along our shorelines featuring ice formations and appreciate a great moment with friends and family. Try it out and let our passionate guides take care of the rest.