Ice Hotel, Quebec
Every year a new, rather unconventional hotel opens its doors to hardy winter visitors: the one and only ice hotel! From January until March, people come from all over the world to experience something quite unique – spending the night in a room entirely made of ice and snow. It doesn't get anymore Canadian than this! Of course, not everybody feels like spending a few hours lying on a slab of ice (I know I wouldn't!), so it is possible to come to the ice hotel only for a visit or to spend a unique evening at the hotel's night club: the n'ice bar. Also, if you're in a romantic mood, you might want to celebrate your wedding or renew your vows at the ice chapel!
So there is clearly a lot to see and do at the ice hotel. The hotel's design changes every year and tickets for a visit ($15 for adults, $38 for a family) give you access to all the different rooms and suites, which range from basic family rooms to fancy romantic suites, and you can also see the chapel, the spa, admire the wonderful ice sculptures, and stop for a drink at the ice bar – not just any drink, mind you, a great selection of cocktails are offered in glasses entirely made of ice! Guided tours are offered free of charge every hour. Just make sure to wear warm clothes and boots – it never gets too cold inside the hotel but still, my toes got quite frozen!
A hotel entirely made of ice!?! I know you've heard about this concept before, this is for real! Just about 30 minutes drive from Old Quebec, in the middle of nowhere, here's Hotel de Glace. The hotel consists of roughly 7 parts; The reception, the sponsors' exhibition, the 'Ice Bar', the hall, the playground, the chapel (for wedding ceremonies), and the guest rooms (chambers). Beware of the slippery floor!! (duh! it's ice!) Open from 10a-8p for non-guest observers, a regular ticket costs $15 and $13 for students. (see website for more details). Each of the bedroom has its own name and uniqueness, e.g. PeeWee hockey room, Phoenix room and so forth, with all differently carved ice walls and decoratives. It was overall a good experience to see something beyond imagination, esp the kids will love it!
Québec City has the only Ice Hotel in america!
An experience like no other!
It's not that cold and changes every year! The suites are really nice nd the bar is something you have to experience!
There is also on site activities such as snowmobling, dog sledding, etc, thanks to the Duschenay centre just next door!