Arrive in Montréal and check in to your downtown hotel.
This morning immerse yourself in the rich, diverse history of Montréal with a quick drive tour of the city. Experience an overview of Montréal and its historical sites where you will discover all of the characteristics this French Canadian city has to offer. We suggest a brief drive through:OLD MONTRÃ‰AL â€” Enjoy a journey through time as you visit Old Montréal, nestled between the St. Lawrence seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is a main attraction for visitors and locals alike, with its many boutiques and restaurants. It is in this part of the city where you will find the Notre-Dame-Basilica. Built in 1824, this church is amidst the most impressive landmarks in the world. Its original stained glass windows paint a story of Montréalâ€™s religious history.MOUNT ROYAL PARK LOOKOUT â€” This enchanting park offers an impressive view of the city below. It has provided many outdoor activities for over 100 years. In winter, the park offers great snowshoeing opportunities as well.SAINT JOSEPHâ€™S ORATORY â€” An Italian Renaissance style basilica which is the largest in Canada and is dedicated to the countryâ€™s patron saint. Its founder, Brother André had performed many miracles here in the early 1900â€™s and still today, millions of visitors come to visit. Brother André was canonized in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.This afternoon drive into the Laurentian Mountains and the stunning alpine resort of Mont-Tremblant. Take a short drive through this beautiful resort before checking in to your accommodation. We suggest an evening stroll through the fairy tale Christmas village.
Experience a two hour long morning snowmobiling experience and the thrill of powered travel over the snow. We provide the safest and latest snowmobiles and equipmentâ€¦ you provide your taste for adventure!Afternoon drive to beautiful Québec City. Arrive in the walled community of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We suggest a short familiarization walk of the neighbourhood of the city before dinner.
Overnight: Québec City
As part of your Quebec City sightseeing tour, you will visit the famous Ice Hotel and explore this at your own pace or with a guide. For its 17th season, the HÃ´tel de Glace de Québec invites visitors to discover the beauties and mysteries of the North Pole. From the pole star to the Artic wildlife, the Northern Perspectives theme is the inspiration behind the architectural design of the 2017 HÃ´tel de Glace and its unique suites. From January 4 to March 26, everyone is invited to come experience the joys of winter in a truly enchanting decor at Valcartier Vacation Village. For the artistic director of the HÃ´tel de Glace, Pierre l'Heureux, this year's theme offers a fun way to explore different avenues, "This year, we're taking a look at the circumpolar world from both an entertaining and a cultural perspective. This will be an exciting opportunity for visitors to discover different cultures and civilizations, to meet important figures and to take a thrilling trip to the polar ice pack." The guided tour also includes seeing Chateau Frontenac, Parliament Buildings, Plains of Abraham, Lower Village and Fortifications du Québec. The afternoon is at your leisure for shopping and exploring galleries along the cobblestone streets of Old Québec City.
Overnight: Québec City
Drive 40 kms North East to Mont-Sainte-Anne. Here you will find 71 trails covering 71 on three different sides of the mountain, and 19 trails covering 15 km are available for night skiing on the highest vertical for night skiing in Canada.
An exciting day of exploring the trailsof this mountain resort. A full day ski pass is included for today.
A scenic drive back to Montreal today. There will be plenty of time to explore Montreal at leisure upon your return. The vast underground complex of stores and walkways provides a warm, safe and easy to explore venue for the gifts and items that are unique to French Canadian culture.
Bid Farewell to Montréal as your winter trip to Quebec comes to an end.