January 6th, 2012
Ice, ice baby
We’ve long been in awe of Québec City’s ice hotel and this year, we’ll happily skip the drive up the 20 and hop on the metro instead. We’ll bundle up in our puffiest parka and step off at Parc Jean Drapeau station to be transported to the winter wonderland, a.k.a. The Snow Village.
Some of us will spend hours exploring the beautiful snow and ice complex (it’s actually a replica of Montreal), while the more adventurous of us will check into the Ice Hotel (from $195 per person) for a once in a lifetime experience.
Also on-site are the Pommery Ice Restaurant, spearheaded by Chef Éric Gonzalez ($16 for a 2-course lunch menu), and the Amarula Ice Bar.
Time to put those Arctic Exploration puffers to good use. —Christine Laroche
Until March 31st. 130 ch. Tour-de-l’Isle, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, 1-855-788-2181, www.snowvillagecanada.com