The Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) first opened in January 2001. It was originally located on the shores of Lac-Saint-Joseph, Quebec, 30 minutes north of Quebec City, but has since moved closer to the city, 10 minutes away from Old Town Quebec. It operates from the first week in January to the last week in March
The Quebec Ice Hotel is a unique, fairytale-like structure. All of this magic is best appreciated at night when fewer people are actually in the hotel. Tours stop in the early evening, the DJ amps it up, and the hotel is turned over to the brave souls planning to stay the night.
Using only ice and snow for material, ICEHOTEL is constructed a new during every November and December and melts away during late spring. Every year artists from around the globe are selected to design and construct the ICEHOTEL suites.