You Can Spend The Night In An Ice Hotel In Canada!

If you’re looking for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience in a magical winter wonderland, you can actually spend the night in hotel made completely out of ice!! The Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada is the only ice hotel in North America, and it’s like something out of a fairytale.

Ice Hotel Quebec

I remember flipping through bridal magazines and seeing the Ice Hotel for the first time… It was the most unique place I had ever seen. I always dreamed of what it would be like to actually stay there!!

Ice Hotel Quebec

This winter, that dream came true… I felt like Princess Elsa staying in my very own ice palace!

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Inside the Ice Hotel

Let me give you a tour of the Ice Hotel! How gorgeous is this ice foyer?? And the ice chandelier?? There’s also an ice reception desk!

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So many intricate ice and snow sculptures in the Ice Hotel!

Ice Hotel Quebec

Themed Rooms & Sculpted Ice Beds!

There are 45 rooms in the Ice Hotel, each designed with a different theme. The beds are made of ice and the walls are beautifully sculpted snow. Some rooms even have their very own fireplaces!

Ice Hotel Quebec

Since the hotel melts in the summer, every winter the hotel is built from scratch, and every year it’s designed with a brand new theme. This year the hotel had a flower and garden theme.

Ice Hotel Quebec

So even if you’ve been to the Ice Hotel before, you can still go back the next year and the hotel will be completely different! And if you’re not sure about actually spending the night there, it’s still worth a visit to see all the incredible rooms!

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How cold is it inside the Ice Hotel?

The temperature inside the Ice Hotel stays about 23 degrees F, even if it is colder or warmer outside.

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What do you wear to sleep in the Ice Hotel?

The Ice Hotel provides you with cozy, super puffy sleeping bags designed for extreme temperatures down to -40 degrees! They say you can even sleep naked inside the sleeping bag and not get cold!

I slept in fleece-lined yoga pants, a 100% merino wool shirt, and thick 100% wool socks. I was warm and comfortable. I didn’t get cold, but I didn’t get hot either!

The most important thing they tell you is do not wear any cotton.

You may also want to bring a soft wool hat (beanie) to sleep in. That way you can have your head outside the sleeping bag and your head will stay warm. That may be more comfortable than having your head inside the sleeping bag.

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The hallway to your magical ice room :)

Ice Hotel Quebec

Get Married in the Ice Chapel

Right next to the Ice Hotel, there’s a beautiful Ice Chapel!

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How romantic would it be to get married here??

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Or renew your vows here!

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Is this the same Ice Hotel from the Hallmark movie?

Yes!! I haven’t seen the movie (Winter Castle), but I want to watch it now!! :)

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So gorgeous.

Ice Bar at Ice Hotel Quebec

Have a Drink at the Ice Bar

And of COURSE there’s an Ice Bar!!!!

Ice Bar at Ice Hotel Quebec

Every guest of the Ice Hotel gets a free welcome cocktail in an ice glass!!

Ice Bar at Ice Hotel Quebec

How fun are these?? You can drink them while warming up by the fire!!

Ice Bar at Ice Hotel Quebec

Don’t Drink Too Much Before Bed!

You don’t want to have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom! But if you do have to go, they do have heated bathrooms inside the Ice Hotel!

Ice Bar at Ice Hotel Quebec

I am so obsessed with this gorgeous Ice Bar!!

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Slide Down the Ice Slide

There’s even an Ice Slide inside the hotel!!

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This may seriously be the most fun hotel I’ve ever stayed in!!

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Love the ice stairs!!

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Warm Up in the Outdoor Spa

Right before bed it is recommended to warm up in the outdoor spa. Not only is it super magical under the stars, surrounded by snow, but relaxing in the hot tub helps raise your body temperature so you stay warm all night.

Snow Tubing at Ice Hotel Quebec

Go Tubing at the Winter Playground

There is so much more to do at the Ice Hotel besides visit the hotel!!! There’s also a GIANT outdoor snow tubing park!! 

Snow Tubing at Ice Hotel Quebec

There are over 35 tall, steep slides made out of snow that you can zoom down in a inner tube!  

Snow Tubing at Ice Hotel Quebec

You can even hold on to your friends and family’s tubes so you can ride together and go faster!! 

Snow Tubing at Ice Hotel Quebec

How crazy is this SUPER STEEP slide??! I loved it, but it was also super freaky!!! So much fun!!

Indoor Water Park at Ice Hotel Quebec

Transport to a Tropical Paradise at the Indoor Water Park

After a fun day in the snow, you can warm up in a tropical adventure land at one of the largest indoor water parks in North America! 

Indoor Water Park at Ice Hotel Quebec

Bora Parc is open year round and is just steps away from the Ice Hotel!

Indoor Water Park at Ice Hotel Quebec

Here’s what all you can do at Bora Parc:

  • 15 water slides
  • 4000 square foot wave pool
  • Lazy River
  • FlowRider Surf Machine
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant with terrace overlooking the park

Indoor Water Park at Ice Hotel Quebec

There is so much to do at Valcartier. From the Ice Hotel, to the Winter Playground, to the Indoor Water Park, and so much more. Besides Disney, this is the most kid-friendly place I have ever been. It’s like the Disney of Canada!! If your kids love Frozen, they will LOVE this place! It is honestly a magical winter wonderland. If you want to do everything, plan for at least 2 days!!

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Relax in Your Room

If you stay overnight at the Ice Hotel, you also automatically get a regular hotel room at the 4-star Hôtel Valcartier on the same night. This room is included with your stay at the Ice Hotel. This is where you will check in, keep your luggage, shower, etc. 

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When you book a stay at the Ice hotel, you also get:

  • 10% discount on activities such as the Winter Playground or Bora Parc
  • If you want to stay an extra day, you get a 20% discount on your Hôtel Valcartier room the night before and/or the night after your stay at the Ice Hotel
  • Free access to the ice skating path!

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The Hôtel Valcartier is literally just steps away from the Ice Hotel. We could see the Ice Hotel and the Winter Playground from our room! You can also access the Bora Parc water park from inside the hotel so you don’t have to go outside in your swim suit! ;)

Ice Hotel Quebec

For more information on the Ice Hotel, booking a stay, and all the other fun things you can do there, visit the official Hotel de Glace website.

Would you stay the night at the Ice Hotel??


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