10 Unforgettable Places to Spend the Night in Quebec
Planning a vacation in la belle province? Here are 10 unique places to stay in Quebec that are worthy attractions in themselves.
Spend the night in a historic lighthouse
Touring Quebec’s Maritimes region? For a once—in-a-lifetime experience, spend the night in one of three charming rooms in a lighthouse at Auberge du Phare du Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie (above). In keeping with its status as a national heritage site, the lighthouse’s rooms are decorated in a charming 19th-century style, which truly makes it feel as though you’ve travelled through time.
A second lighthouse, Maisons du Phare de l’Île Verte B&B, invites guests to sleep peacefully beneath a beacon that’s been quietly sweeping over the St. Lawrence for more than 200 years. There are nine rooms across two buildings (the lightkeeper’s house and assistant lightkeeper’s house) and each is equipped with a full kitchen.
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Spend the night in a floating teepee
One of the real highlights of Quebec’s Montérégie region are the magical accommodations at Domaine Pourki. Accessible only by canoe, the “floating” teepees (they’re really on docks) are designed with fishing enthusiasts in mind: the centre of each teepee opens onto the water itself. Although each tipi has its own mattresses and dry toilet, you can access picnic tables and barbeque facilities on the nearby dock.
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Spend the night in a Hobbit house
Travelling through the Laurentians with a Tolkien fan? Make sure you add this once-in-a-lifetime experience to your itinerary! Toits du Monde’s “Hobbit house” transports visitors to the fantastic landscape of Middle Earth. Complete with a green roof, straw insulation and little “bunk pods” built into the wall, it’s as close to Hobbiton as you’ll find in this world.
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Spend the night in a monastery
Seeking a bit of peace and quiet admist the hustle and bustle of Quebec City? Check into Le Monastére des Augustines—a restored former monastery that offers simple rooms and a setting conducive to relaxation and comfort. While you’re there, be sure to check out the top 10 attractions in Quebec City.
Spend the night in a bubble
The future is now! These space-age glass domes in Quebec’s Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region are attractions in themselves. Located within the Cap Jaseux Adventure Park, the domes offer magnificent views of the Fjord du Saguenay by day, and unparalleled stargazing at night. We’re seriously considering adding this one to our list of Canada’s 10 greatest hotels.
Spend the night in a wildlife park
Parc Omega has long been a favourite attraction for wildlife lovers in Montebello, about an hour’s drive from Ottawa and a 1.5-hour drive from Montreal. Complete with fields, lakes, meadows and forest, the vast nature park in Quebec’s Outaouais region is home to the likes of bison, bears, coyotes, moose and wolves—not to mention countless outdoor enthusiasts hoping to spy these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. New to the park are lodging options which give visitors the opportunity to spend the night in a selection of “wi-tents” (round, wood-based teepees), cabins and yurts. Imagine falling asleep in comfort, accompanied by the sounds of the wildlife outside—perhaps even the mournful howl of a wolf, if you’re lucky!
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Spend the night in the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite
Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was the site of the 1969 “bed-in for peace,” where the John Lennon classic “Give Peace a Chance” was composed and recorded. This historic hotel suite has been completely reimagined with a virtual reality experience, but the living room area actually recreates the famous bed-in. A separate bedroom, dining room with kitchenette and two oversized bathrooms (with freestanding bath, of course) complete the legendary suite. Here are six more hotels that have hosted music royalty.
Spend the night in the 1920s
Visitors to Quebec’s Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region can explore an authentic 1920s “ghost town” called Val Jalbert. Here, you’ll learn about the town’s colourful past in a fully immersive experience—including a stay in one of the restored period houses in the heart of the village. Read up on the fascinating history of Quebec’s log homes.
Spend the night in a treehouse
Sometimes you’ve just got to rise above it all! Au Diable Vert in Quebec’s Eastern Townships offers several unique accommodation options including treehouse cabins. Cradled between the branches of century-old maples, the Eagle Nest (above) is the perfect place to unplug and get back to nature.
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Spend the night in an eco-friendly yurt
Love camping, but hate the fuss of setting up a tent? A yurt might be just for you! Nestled in Monts-Valin in Quebec’s Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region, you’ll find five eco-friendly yurts, each with picture-perfect views of the gorgeous Mount Victor-Tremblay valley. Spectacular scenery aside, the yurts boast electricity, a pellet stove, dry toilet, microwave and small fridge— and WiFi, although we recommend disconnecting for the duration of your stay!
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