Hôtel de Glace Ice Hotel

April 6, 2021 0 By Charm San
Ice Hotel Quebec

Hôtel de Glace is the only ice hotel in North America that opens every winter, starting from January to March. It is made completely from snow and ice. The hotel consists of a beautiful Grand Hall, ice slide, chapel, Ice Bar, and rooms and suites.

You have an option to choose whether you just want to visit Hôtel de Glace during the daytime or stay overnight in the hotel to get the ultimate winter experience. Some say the hotel is perfect for a wintry romantic retreat.

Directions and address to Hôtel de Glace

Direction From Toronto

Take ON-401 E, Autoroute 30 E and Route Transcanadienne/Autoroute 20 E to Rue de Montolieu/QC-371 N in La Haute-Saint-Charles, Québec

It takes roughly 8 hours one way drive. If you are traveling from Toronto, then you should seek overnight accommodation, if you are only visiting the hotel in the daytime.

Village Vacances Valcartier is located only 20 minutes north of Québec City

Hours of Operation

January to end of March – check the site before you visit

Admission fee

Day Pass Ticket: 10 am to closing time

Fee is based on the height of the person:

  • TALL – 1.32 m (52 in.) and over is $2399
  • SMALL -Between 1 m (39 3/8 in.) and under 1.32 m (52 in.) is $1899
  • BABY1 m (39 3/8 in.) and under is Free

Evening Pass Ticket : from 8 p.m. to closing

(The Rooms are closed as of 8 p.m. because they are reserved for overnight guests of the Hôtel de Glace

  • TALL 1.32 m (52 in.) and over is $1899
  • SMALL height Between 1 m (39 3/8 in.) and under 1.32 m (52 in.) is $1499
  • BABY 1 m (39 3/8 in.) and under is Free

Staying in a hotel may cost you $350 to 450 per night.


Winter activities

All we did was took a stroll around the ice hotel and only spent an hour. We went on a super cold day and we were not able to stay outside longer.

  • Enjoy viewing the crystal clear ice sculptures and beautiful rooms made solely by ice and snow.
  • Skating
  • Tubing

Special Features

Viewing a hotel that is made completely out of ice and snow, and it is being rebuilt every year.

Travel Advice

This hotel is built using 500 tons of ice and 40,000 tons of snow every year and it the only ice hotel in North America.

Is it worth a visit?

This simple tour of this architectural wonder is well worth the trip if you live in Quebec or visiting Quebec city from Toronto. If you come from overseas, it would still worth a visit if you add other attraction in Quebec city or Montreal.

Estimated time

We only spent an hour strolling but if you are going to be doing other winter activities such as tubing or skiing, then it would take longer based on the outside temperature.

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