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Hôtel de Glace


Located only 4 km from the north end of Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover every winter. The only Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults, its crystalline ice sculptures its 44 rooms and suites, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor.

Entrance to conference hall

Entrance to conference hall

Ice sculpture of Dog sled

Ice sculpture of Dog sled

Ice chandelier at the hotel reception

Ice chandelier at the hotel reception

Hotel Passageway

Hotel Passageway

Native indian room


Owl room

Walrus room

Hawk room


Ice bar table with the apples

Ice bar table with the apples

The last destination before leaving is the bar. Rum cocktail is the only heater inside of this place. But even glasses are made from ice.

The last destination before leaving is the bar. Rum cocktail is the only heater inside of this place. But even glasses are made from ice.


34 responses

  1. I’ve been taking a look at your posts and I am amazed, congrats for your great work and your pics.

    August 1, 2018 at 2:45 am

  2. Такой мерзлячке как я – холодно даже смотреть на это (ага, а сама две трети жизни живу на севере) 🙂 Но красиво.

    March 23, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  3. Looks really fun!! The pictures are amazing, would like to visit someday!☺☺

    March 15, 2017 at 1:45 am

    • Thank you. If you will have a chance visit it. I am not sure it is really fun to stay there over night but for sure it worth to see. 🙂

      March 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

      • Sure, thank you!😊😊 Have a great day ☺☺

        March 16, 2017 at 8:27 am

      • I have no idea what time right now at your place. Anyway, enjoy every single minute of your life! 🙂

        March 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

      • Haha its evening, 6pm! What’s the time at your place? And thank you, I wish you the exactly the same too ☺☺

        March 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

      • We have right now lovely sunny morning – 8:35. It looks nice out of the window. However, the temperature is -5C, a little bit snow, crispy and fresh air. Nice time for walking. Unfortunately, it is only Thursday and I have to work. My duties and responsibilities nobody can abolish. 🙂

        March 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

      • -5C wow! That’s cold. Winter’s almost over here, even though after a few days of rain, its again a bit cold. Work ahh that’s boring, especially since these days I’m just chilling, even hearing about work makes me cringe lol 😂😂

        March 16, 2017 at 8:48 am

      • It is not really cold. Usually, I try to turn everything what I do to Fun. That’s why any job for myself is just an adventure. Especially, when somebody make it even more fun like you do. Nice to talk to you.
        Have a nice evening and sweet dreamy night!

        March 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

      • That’s great.☺☺ I really believe in a quote ‘If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never have to work for a day in your life’ 😊😊
        Wishing you a fantastic day ahead!!☺☺👍👍

        March 16, 2017 at 10:18 am

      • Thank you!

        March 16, 2017 at 10:25 am

      • You’re welcome!☺

        March 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

  4. Gertraud Tietze

    Wonderful impressions like from a winter fairytale. Nice different bedrooms. My husband would like that with the owl in the background. Thank you for sharing these nice pictures, dear Alexander! 🙂

    March 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

  5. Wow- such a cool hotel!! Love this place and your photos, Alexander.

    March 5, 2017 at 7:30 am

    • Thank you, Dina. It is cool in all meaning!

      March 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

      • Indeed. 🙂

        March 6, 2017 at 6:40 am

  6. This is cool – in every meaning of the word!

    March 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm

  7. Amazing hotel….

    March 2, 2017 at 6:59 am

  8. Awesome place!

    March 1, 2017 at 7:51 am

  9. wow I’m with you.. we stay somewhere else….. stay warm.. we are having beautiful weather at the moment, but in Ottawa, we are not out of the woods yet, in March we could still have another storm

    February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

    • Unfortunately, here in Toronto the weather is playing game with us. Today we have +8C, tomorrow +15 and on Thursday we expect light snow and close to 0C. Anyway, Life is still good!

      February 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm

  10. I watched a TV program some years ago about how these hotels are designed, built and maintained. Really impressive. Good shots.

    February 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    • Thank you. It is pretty impressive construction. Every single year they built and then demolished this lovely attraction. It takes only six week to build it again but with that a lot of people involved in the processes and have job which is good. There are few manufactures around that business. After that they make huge income from tourists. Overall, it is nice place to see.

      February 28, 2017 at 7:33 am

  11. first time I read about it I wanted to go, then with time I forgot about it..beautiful pictures.

    February 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    • Thank you. Actually, the place itself is really beautiful and unique.

      February 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      • did you enjoy your stay? Looks cold ..even tho’ I’m told it is very comfortable..

        February 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      • I’ve been there only for couple days and hotel was fully booked. But after I’ve seen it I have doubt if it is good idea to stay there over night. Lol… The temperature inside all the time is -5C. There are no any source of heat inside just sleeping bag on the ice cube. And it is pretty expensive joy. The cheapest room is $269 a night per person.

        February 28, 2017 at 7:38 am

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    February 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm

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