Descend down a spectacular 40-metre frozen waterfall, surrounded by pristine winter wilderness. Mont Ste-Anne is the only place in North America where you can attempt ice canyoning, which combines hiking, rappelling, and climbing. Supplied with thick clothes and sharp crampons, the most dangerous part is crossing the road from the adjacent ski resort. Make your way through the woods, over the crystal ice formations to appreciate the beauty, and challenges, of the Quebecois winter.
Length of Trip : 4 hours
Cost : $102 per person in a group less than 4. $86 per person in a group of 4 or more. $69 children under 18 Boot rental: $12 a pair. Current rates can be found here.
Best time to go : Mid December to March
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Grab a pre/post snack at the Rendevouz café near the visitor centre. Click here for a full list of restaurants in the area.
Where to Stay : You can stay in Quebec City and make it a day trip, or find accommodations at Mont St Anne here.
Getting There : Mont St Anne is a 40 minute drive from Quebec City, and is also accessible by VIA Rail. The rendez-vous point is located at the main inside ticket booth of the ski resort (the information center), at the foot of the mountain. Address: 2000 boul. du Beau-Pré, Beaupré
Note from Robin : The waterfall is the cherry on the sundae, but walking through the winter wonderland forest is lovely, so take your time and enjoy. If you can, dig your crampons in and take a couple pictures while you’re up there!