Canada. Long considered the USA’s quiet neighbor. They may not make a lot of noise up north but they aren’t boring. Not by a long shot. In fact, there are plenty of unusual travel destinations just over the border in Quebec Province that are worth a visit to the Great White North. If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I love to visit weird places off the tourist path including Canada. Let’s dive right in and check out the 5 weirdest things you can do in Quebec and the Province.
The 5 Weirdest Things to Do In Quebec Province
1 – Stay at the Hôtel de Glace, aka the Ice Hotel
We know it gets cold up in Canada but don’t avoid it because of that. I say that you should embrace the ice and stay at the Hôtel de Glace. It is made entirely out of ice and snow so it melts in the spring and has to be rebuilt every year. It isn’t strictly a gimmick, however. You will get the full hotel experience including 85 rooms, a nightclub and even a sauna. Make sure to bring warm clothes because even the furniture is made out of ice!
2 – Toboggan Slide Au 1884
Another reason to visit Quebec in the winter is to try to toboggan slide that has been running through the center of town since 1884. At speeds of up to 43 miles per hour it isn’t for the faint of heart, though! The views from the top of the hill where the run starts are amazing any time of the year, but when faced with a high speed ride they’re even better.
3 – Pingualuit Crater Lake, Pingualuit Provincial Park
Going further afield you can see something truly unique in the world. A well-kept secret is the crater which holds a lake within it. It seems out of this world and not something you expect to see. It was created by the impact of a meteor over 1.3 million years ago. Although it seems otherworldly, the accommodations there are modern. It is a bit of a trek to get there. Getting there is tricky. You’ll have to fly there from Montreal and then jump on a helicopter from Kangiqsujuaq to the park.
4 – The Grand Gathering, St. Lawrence River, Sainte-Flavie, Quebec
Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie are over 100 life-sized statues carved out of wood overlooking the Saint Lawrence river. Created by Canadian artist Marcel Gagnon, they have become an attraction to an already beautiful location immersed in nature. It is a few hours drive from Montreal, so you’ll want to rent a car from Globe Car Rental at YUL airport and make a day or an overnight out of it.
5 – Festival d’été aka Summer Festival
Enjoy the brief summer in Quebec and go to the Summer Festival for music, food and some unique entertainment. There’s even a huge area for kids to play if you want to go with family, including realistic dinosaurs and bubble machines.