The second half of our day today was spent at Valcartier Resort. This place is super cool – COLD, in fact…still about 12 degrees – but hey, we said we were embracing winter with this trip and did we ever!!!
This resort is HUGE! They have a very cool themed hotel lobby/bustling hub with tickets for activities, restaurants, shops and more! The resort boasts an indoor water park (we did not do this, much to the two 12 year old’s dismay…since we ARE embracing winter, an indoor water park just didn’t seem right!), two dozen tubing runs, an ice skating path THROUGH their ghost town of summer delights (outdoor water park) that you begin right from the central hub building, and Valcartier is the home of Quebec’s own ICE HOTEL, or Hotel de Glace!
OK – so here is the focus of this short story…the ICE HOTEL. It was open for tours, and drinks, but not yet for guests – that starts on January 4th. And as fabulous as it might have been to stay there, the hotel is kept at a balmy 13 degrees, so aside from being pretty pricey, I just don’t think it’s my thing! But, I have never seen anything quite as amazing! There is a chapel, the main hotel building boasting a gorgeous lobby, grand hall, ice bar WITH ice seating, a discotech and four rooms were on display – more under construction down the hall!
Check this out…..
Here is the link to Valcartier if you want to check it out! https://www.valcartier.com/en/ On tap for tomorrow….well, it will be snowing in Quebec City, so get ready for some amazing pictures of the old town and lower city!