Cantons-de-l'Est © TQ/S. Deschênes

10 outdoor skating rinks to discover or rediscover:

Some suggestions of where to skate outdoors:

Le Centre de la nature. A stunning site surrounded by trees that protect skaters from strong winds.

The skating rink in Old Montréal. A beautiful skating venue for the young and young-at-heart, boasting spectacular views of Old Montréal (refrigerated rink).

Québec City
The skating rink at Place D’Youville. Take in the view of Old Québec as you glide along (refrigerated rink).

Eastern Townships
The ice skating path along the shores of Lake Memphremagog is known for its quality ice surface and exceptional panoramas.

Rivière L’Assomption gets transformed into two 4.5-km (2.8-mi.) frozen corridors for ice skating.

The ice rink at Île-des-Moulins. Enjoy skating to the sound of music on the Ïle-des-Moulins lock.

The Roberval ice village is set up on the frozen waters of majestic Lac Saint-Jean from January to the end of March, offering an array of outdoor activities.

The Île Saint-Quentin skating rink. Treat yourself to some fun on these two groomed ice rinks and the many ice paths.  

The Domaine de la forêt perdue is a maze of frozen paths spanning more than 15 km (9.3 mi.), sometimes referred to as the “enchanted forest” for its magical feel in the heart of the woods.

Le Baluchon Eco-resort skating rink on Rivière du Loup stretches for 5 km (3 mi.) amidst breathtaking scenery.


Consult our directory for other skating rinks.

Patinoire du Bassin Bonsecours, Vieux-Port de Montréal © TQ/J-F. Hamelin
Paysage hivernal patinoire © Tourisme Lanaudière/J. Vigneux