Quebec’s Ice Hotel a Healthy Winter Vacation

Previously published in Examiner
Part one of the Ice Hotel

We finished the series on the health hazards regarding igloos. Igloos have poor ventilation and a Montreal man was killed when he was inside his recreational igloo and it collapsed on top of him.

However, Montrealers love the outdoors. We are winter babies, so we like everything that is winter – well to a point of course.

Igloos are not the only odd sleeping quarters known to Montrealers; there is also an ice hotel which makes a wonderful vacation to keep the family healthy and help them brave the harsh winters.

Would you want to sleep in an ice hotel? This Montreal examiner things it would be fabulous. Quebec has the first ice hotel in North America and it is a sight to behold. This Montrealer has seen it on TV but would love to go and stay overnight.

If you want to vacation in the ice hotel you can travel directly by train from Montreal to Quebec and sleep on an ice bed and love it!

Now for people outside of Montreal looking for a vacation to remember, there is this wonderful 5 nights/ 6 days vacation package run by

You have to check out the pictures of the Ice Hotel on this site.

In a nutshell you get:2 Breakfasts,2 dinnersa fun filled activity packagea guided tour of the Ice Palace,a dog sled ride,a romantic horse and carriage ride through Quebec Citya dinner at Auberge Saint-Gabriel restaurant in Old Montreala wonderful traditional Quebec dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens in Old Quebec CityAn authentic Quebec dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens in Old Quebec CityBut we don’t stop there, as you will also get a Montreal museum pass, which includes admission to 30 major Montreal museums, tourist attractions, and public transit.

Let’s start from the beginning of the trip and work our way through it.

First Step: You will be picked up by private sedan from the Montreal Trudeau International airport.

You will be driven to one of the hotels for an overnight stay, depending on the package you took.

Delta Hotel – moderate package

InterContinental Montreal – superior room – superior package

InterContinental Montreal – deluxe package, which includes the Club Room featuring a continental breakfast, afternoon tea & cookies, and cocktails (local beer or house wine) with hors d’oeuvres.

To be continued