© TQ/J.-F. Hamelin

Winter

Enjoy winter to the fullest!

Each year from November to March, Québecers embrace an invigorating season. And since snow doesn't last forever, better make the most of it while it’s around! Whether the weather is frosty, foggy, fabulously snowy or dazzlingly sunny, any time is the right time for fun and festivities. Discover the many exhilarating and imaginative ways Québecers make the most of winter!

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean © TQ/J.-F. Hamelin
Québec City © TQ/J.-F. Hamelin

Staying warm

Starting in November, the temperature hovers around freezing and the chances of snowfall increase correspondingly. In this context, a warm coat, boots, a scarf and gloves are absolute musts. From mid-December to mid-March, the temperature ranges from -5 °C to -20 °C but can change without warning within a 24-hour period. If you’re going out to play, be sure to wrap up warmly: snow pants, puffer jackets, boots, hats, mittens and so on.

 

 

Average temperatures in ºC

(January)

    Snowfall  

(cm)

Montréal -10 185
Québec -12 300
Gaspé -10 318
Kuujjuaq -24 255
Rouyn-Noranda -18 281
Saguenay -15 252
 
Collines Kékéko, Abitibi-Témiscamingue © TQ/M. Dupuis

Snowy season discoveries

Designed to maximize the joys of winter, the Village on ice in Roberval rises each winter on the frozen surface of Lac Saint-Jean.