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What to do in Quebec City in February

Quebec, the winter capital of North America, holds the title for one reason: The diversity of activities offered. Here is a short list.


It is the well-known USA Today which says: Quebec is the best winter wonderland destination in North America and the National Capital proves it year after year with a wide range of activities that will please everyone, young and old. Whether you are watching a hockey game, experiencing the Carnival or the Nordik Village, or attending international events such as the Quebec Pee-Wee International Hockey Tournament, you will have ample opportunities to discover the “warmth” of Quebec City’s winters.

Quebec’s Winter Carnival. From February 8 to 17

After a year of transition in 2018, the Quebec’s winter Carnival returns in full force in 2019 with a program revamped and full of surprises, without however denying its roots of winter family festivity to the accents of our home. Additions this year include “camp to Jos”, a lumberjack hut with a traditional and festive atmosphere, a skating rink for hockey boots, a video game and a giant skittle and several other novelties. The traditional parade of the Upper Town is of course on the program, as is the Bonhomme’s ice palace, whom also got its duchesses back a few years ago. However, the Charlesbourg parade is not happening this year. In addition to its own programming, the Carnival partners with other events that offer discounts to holders of the Carnival effigy such as the Batailles Exhibition presented at the Abraham Plains Museum, Tequila Carnival and the ring of the Plains of Abraham.


Nordik Village of the Old Port of Québec. From January 19 to March 10

Learn the basics of ice fishing with the Nordik Village of the Old Port of Quebec, which will be held around the Bassin-Louise in the Old Port of Québec. Fish your own meal in an igloo or outside, which will be prepared by the kitchens of the Marché du Vieux Port, or let yourself go in the slides arranged on site. A skating and hiking trail is also on site, and rest areas are available for you to have a good coffee or hot chocolate after a long day of fishing and winter fun.


International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. February 13 to 24

Come see the next generation of NHL hockey players by attending the 60th edition of the Pee-Wee International Hockey Tournament in Quebec City, the biggest minor hockey tournament in the world. Hockey Hall of Fame members such as Guy Lafleur, Al Iafrate, Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman and Mario Lemieux have already made the tournament an opportunity for thousands of young hockey players from around the world to play in front of a crowd Of several thousand people. Moreover, since last year, these young people have the privilege to play in one of the most modern arenas on the planet, the Center Videotron, and thus to experience the ambience of a professional match. A unique opportunity not to be missed.


Quebec City Remparts.

As with every year, the Québec Junior Hockey League Quebec team, the Remparts, offer a spectacle that is lifted and lifted thanks to an always competitive team and a unique atmosphere. Young and old are participating in the biggest crowd in the country, having now taken up residence in the new Quebec City amphitheater, Videotron Centre. On February’s program, visits from rivals such as the Rimouski Océanic, the Moncton Wildcats and the reigning President’s cup champions New-Brunswick Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst promise quality matches in an exciting atmosphere.

Snowboard Jamboree: FIS World Cup of Snowboard and Freestyle skiing. From March 15 to 17

Located in the heart of downtown, at the foot of the Dufferin-Montmorency highway, the Snowboard Jamboree returns to 2019 with a Big Air Cup stage in snowboarding and skiing. The Slopestyle competitions are all presented at the Stoneham ski station.


It is therefore a rendezvous in the northern paradise par excellence in America for a month of February in colors, which will warm and entertain young and old.


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