9 Magical Winter Road Trips Near Ottawa That Need To Be On Your Bucket List

Visit an ice castle & meet a reindeer!

Stephanie WhitePublished Nov 25 2020Article Featured Image

Grab your car keys; it is time to go on an adventure. These Ottawa road trip ideas will take you to winter wonderlands that need to be on your bucket list.

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Chances are you’ve shaken a snow globe, but have you ever slept in one? It an unreal stay, where you can enjoy watching the falling snow from the bed.

Or, if you don’t mind driving a bit further, you can explore an ice hotel just outside of Quebec City. Every year it has a brand new theme, and it feels like stepping inside Disney’s Frozen.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for something a bit more low-key, Parc Omega is sure to be a hit. As you drive along the path, gentle animals will walk right up to your car to say hello.

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Price: $279.00 a night

Address: 392 Notre Dame St., Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the night in a gigantic log cabin. At this hotel, there are so many activities to enjoy like ice skating and dog sledding. 


‘Snow Globe’ Tent

Price: $160.00+ a night

Address: 3160 6e Rang, Saint-Calixte, QC

Why You Need To Go: For a romantic getaway, you can sleep in a tent with a transparent roof. Nestled under a warm duvet you can watch the snowflakes tumble all around you.


Patinage En Foret

Price: $14.00 per person

When: From Sunday, December 20

Address: 9 Montee Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups, Q

Why You Need To Go: You can glide along a tranquil 3.3-kilometre path inside a snow-covered forest. 


Mackenzie King Estate

Price: Free

Address: MacKenzie King Rd., Chelsea, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: It is a short walk to reach breathtaking ruins that look extra magical in the winter.


Hotel De Glace 

Price: $23.99+ per person for a day pass

When: From Saturday, January 2, 2021

Address: 2280 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC


Price: Free

Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a must-stop for all Hallmark movie fans. Many festive flicks have been filmed here, including A Cheerful ChristmasChristmas Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Around The Corner.


The Viking At Saint Sauveur

Price: $13.99 per person

Address: 350 St. Denis. Ave., Saint-Sauveur, QC

Why You Need To Go: For a thrilling experience, you can ride a 1.5-kilometre alpine roller coaster that can reach speeds of up to 35-kilometres per hour.



Price: Free admission to the village

Address: Mont-Tremblant, QC

Why You Need To Go: It is impossible to get bored within Mont-Tremblant village. Not only are there so many festive sights to see, but you can go skiing or snowshoeing.


Parc Omega

Price: $30.44 per person

Address: 399 QC-323, Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can see so many adorable animals like deer, arctic foxes, and reindeer from your car.


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