As the cold winter continues to invade every inch of our body and the first reaction is to stay inside to wait for spring. We invited you to brave the weather and conquer the cold with a road trip and discover the province of Québec. As you prepare to hit the road you might want to check or change your vehicle. Plenty of great and affordable used cars are available to start your road-trip across the province and discover restaurants, events, cafés, local designers & artisans. Here is Baron’s weekend gateway guide to Quebec.
Québec Winter Carnival in collaboration with Loto-Québec
From January 26 to February 11, come see largest winter carnival in the world since 1955. Bonhomme’s (above) ice palace, canoe race, snow sculpture event, night parades, children’s village and much more. Bonhomme Carnaval will be waiting for you.
La fête d’hiver de Rouyn-Noranda
In the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, La fête d’hiver de Rouyn-Noranda offers a range of activities for everyone. From tubing, snow sculptures, snow soccer, outdoor movies, and fireworks. February 16th – February 18th, 2018. Also, check out Patate Pierrot (540 avenue Larivière) a dinner with one of the best poutines of the regions. For indie music lovers, le Festival De Musique Émergente invites back (August 30 – September 2nd) to Rouyn-Noranda to discover the best of Québec’s indie music and culture.
Montréal en lumière
Most visitors know Montréal for its summer festival and terrasse but Montréal en lumière winter celebration is a winter wonderland of events to enjoy and discover. From performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and an all-nighter filled with exquisitely original discoveries await you. Note: The 15th edition of Nuit blanche will be held on March 3, 2018. Over 100 of activities are held across the city until 1 am. February 22 – March 4
Féerie d’hiver de Saint-Donat
Less than 2 hours from Montréal, the township of Saint-Donat with its 4000 souls, welcome you to la Féerie d’hiver. An outdoor and cultural event for the family and winter lovers. February 3 – February 25 (weekends only ).
Québec’s gin, spicy rum, ice wine, and distilleries scene, is a well-kept secret ready to explode across the world. Caribü immerse festival goers into the world of cocktails and exquisite food trucks. February 15 – February 17
Fête d’hiver de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
Welcome to the land of snow-sculpture. You can watch professional artists from Québec and around the world working on ice masterpieces. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli also offers a great foodie escapade. From La Queue de Homard (lobster shack) to Microbrewery Ras L’Bock, Port-Joli cheese Factory and Bistro O.K magnificent view on the Saint Lawrence River while you eat. February 8 – February 11
for more events in the province of Québec during the year, go to quebecoriginal.com
Road trips are usually a greasy food and over salted venture. We believe that you can do better and taste the local cuisine. Here are 56 restaurants making great cuisine.
From boutique and luxury hotels to mountains chalets, Québec offers a variety of quality locations to rest, relax and be pampered.
Local craft goodies
Quebec’s creativity is celebrated around the world, thanks to artists, designer, and amazing craftsmanship. Here are some local craft designer and artist showcasing their work that you can take home.
Starting your morning ritual with a great latté reading a newspaper in a local café or just take it to go and walk to discover your surroundings.