Travel Notes: Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Quebec City

When I was planning my weekend trip to Quebec City, one of the things that I was looking forward to was a new winter experience by visiting the Hotel de Glace. It was a twenty minute ride from Old Quebec and well worth the visit.

Every year, Hotel de Glace is recreated entirely from mounds of snow and ice and features some of the most unique lodgings and amenities for winter lovers. Open from January until March, it is an architectural wonder made even more stunning by a playful use of color and light, wonderful ice sculptures and carvings all around.

There was much to see and do – from the Great Hall, ice slide, Ice Bar, and chapel. I was amazed by the creativity of the themed suites which can be booked for a night (or two) by adventure lovers out there. While some of the suites were designed simply and furnished sparsely, others came with extra amenities such as a fireplace or an outdoor spa and sauna.

The Ice Bar was most certainly a crowd favorite. Here you can try a cocktail served in a glass made of ice.

Ice Bar

My last stop was the chapel which appropriately exuded a sense of calm and serenity.

Chapel, Hotel de Glace
Fur covered benches, Chapel, Hotel de Glace

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