Village Vacances Valcartier

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What is the temperature in the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)?

In addition to keeping out the wind, the thick snow walls keep the Hôtel de Glace well-insulated. The ambient temperature varies only by a few degrees between -3°C and -5°C / 26°F and 23°F, no matter what the outdoor temperature is.

When is the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) open?

The Hôtel de Glace is open from the first week of January to the last week of March. View the exact dates here.


What are the dimensions of the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)?

The Hôtel de Glace has a total surface area exceeding 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq. ft.).

How do people sleep at the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)?

All of our beds have a solid ice base, with a wooden bed spring and a mattress on top. Mattresses are covered with blankets and people sleep inside arctic sleeping bags designed to stay warm in temperatures as low as -30°C. We recommend that you slip inside your sleeping bag wearing just thermal underwear to keep humidity to a minimum.

What about the bathroom?

You have direct access to heated bathrooms in the Hôtel Valcartier.

Can children come, too?

Absolutely! The Hôtel de Glace welcomes families every year. We provide modified sleeping bags for children so that they warm up more quickly.

What should I wear to sleep?

Our information guide will tell you everything you need to know about appropriate sleeping apparel!