See North America’s only ice hotel this winter including its massive interior snow vaults, ice sculptures, and 44 hotel suites ready to receive guests seeking to sleep in a winter wonderland. Hôtel de Glace, just 20-minutes from Québec City is rebuilt every year in a new theme and boasts dramatic décor. Sit and sip a cocktail served in an glass made entirely of ice and learn how this amazing structure is made.
Walking tour of the Hôtel de Glace made from snow and ice
See vaulted ceilings made of snow and ice hotel rooms
This was a once in a life time experience. The Ice Hotel construction begins in January and the last section is finished by the 1st week in February. This takes place every year around the winter months. There is limited time to visit this hotel because when warmer weather comes it will melt away. We experienced this magical structure at dusk. The colors from the sun setting were breath taking. Once the sun set and the property was dark the Ice Hotel exploded with color. I was in awe. Our tour guide Pierre was so informative. He has been a guide at the Ice Hotel for over 20 years. I am so happy our family took this tour. It was one of the best experiences we had while visiting family in Quebec City. It is very cold when touring so make sure you dress warmly.
The ice hotel is definitely worth a visit. We loved it. Great carvings in ice. The hotel is now connected to a water park about a 40-45 minute drive from the Chateau Frontenac. The park has a few winter activities, too -- like sledding -- but they were closed when we went because of rain. It was raining instead of snowing because of a heat wave -- 2-3 degrees above freezing for one day.