Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen and nature lovers. Framed by the Laurentian Mountains, the activities during this trip take place in the midst of frozen lakes and a forest dusted with white powder. You’ll also spend a night at The Ice Hotel. The hotel is made of ice and snow with high ceilings, ice sculptures, and furniture carved from ice blocks.

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Enjoy a dogsledding experience. Become familiar with the husky dogs and drive your sled over the snowy slopes.

Spend a night at the only Ice Hotel in North America and be impressed by the dazzling decor and unique experience.

Stay at Auberge Lac-a-l'Eau Claire, an ideal winter resort where you can enjoy numerous winter activities.

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Winter in Quebec

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Day 1

Montréal - St Alexis Des Monts

Today a private transfer will pick you up from downtown Montréal or the airport and take you to the Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire near St Alexis des Monts. Situated on 25,000 hectares of land and surrounded by 15 lakes, the Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire is a jewel in natures crown. Originally an outfitter, welcoming hunters and fishermen, this resort has now become a destination in itself offering a variety of accommodation and countless activities. Whatever you’re here for, you’ll undoubtedly fall for the inn’s charm. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the many winter activities at the lodge. In addition to the dog sledding and ice fishing you will enjoy over the next few days, the inn also offers tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating and more. (D)

Day 2

Dog sledding

Today you will enjoy the thrill of a one hour dogsledding experience under the skillful guidance of a musher. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the husky dogs and drive your sled over the snowy slopes. Listen to the sleds sliding on the snow and feel the cold crisp air and wind as you travel through the wild. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Ice Fishing

This guided activity allows you to discover this northern fishing method including its secrets and techniques. Your fishing hole will be drilled, instructions provided, and you will be free to fish. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

St Alexis Des Monts - Montréal

A private return transfer is included to your downtown Montréal hotel. (B)

Day 5

Montréal

Today is yours to spend at leisure discovering all that this exciting city has to offer. Montréal is Canada’s cultural jewel with over 90 festivals and a fascinating medley of neighbourhoods where artists, writers and musicians have helped shape the arts scene. Winter in Montréal has many things to offer; cheer on the local ice hockey team, toboggan in Parc du Mont-Royal, build ice hotels by the St Lawrence River or simply wander through the underground city.

Day 6

Montréal - Québec City

Travel by VIA Rail today from Montréal to Québec City. Upon arrival in Québec City, make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to explore Québec City. Québec City is a winter wonderland. It is home to one of the world’s largest winter carnivals, has over 2,000 kilometres of cross-country ski trails close by, offers a number of Nordic Spas in which to relax after a hard day on the slopes and ice skaters will love Place D’Youville’s rink for its Old Québec romantic atmosphere.

Day 7

Québec City - Ice Hotel

Join your scheduled transfer from Québec City to the Ice Hotel where you will spend the night in its magical environment. Situated only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Ice Hotel is a must see and the ultimate Nordic adventure. The only Ice Hotel in North America, it has seduced over a million people from around the world since it opened. With its huge snow vaults and crystalline ice sculptures, the hotel will impress you with its dazzling décor. While staying at the Ice Hotel, you will also have access to the Nordic relaxation area with its outdoor spa and sauna. This place is peaceful and the winter décor is amazing. 2015 will also see the hotel celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tonight enjoy dinner at the nearby Sheraton hotel and a drink at the Ice Bar. (D)

Day 8

Ice Hotel - Québec City

Today is free to explore the Ice Hotel before transferring back to Quebec City. (B)

Day 9

Québec City

Your trip concludes upon check-out of hotel.

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