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Quebec City: winter carnival - looking for scheduling advice

Old Jan 20, 19, 9:47 am
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Quebec City: winter carnival - looking for scheduling advice

The miles_navigator family is driving to Quebec City for the winter carnival this year. Kids are middle school age. We are staying at Hilton Quebec getting in Sat. Feb 16 early afternoon and leaving Mon. Feb 18 by afternoon. We have our own car to get around

Questions:
1) Is Sat afternoon, e.g. 3pm on-wards into the evenng/night sufficient time for the carnival related activities?

2) Aside from the carnival activities, we want to do dog sledding, snow tubing at Valcartier and visit to the Ice Hotel. Question, if we book dog sledding on Sun. Feb 17 at 11am for 1 hour can we still do the snow tubing and the Ice Hotel or is that too many activities back to back? The other option is to move do sledding to Mon. Feb 18 in the morning.

Would appreciate any suggestions.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 9:35 am
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I don't know where you are looking at the dog sledding, but I went to one arranged during our stay at the ice hotel, and whilst the time sledding was about an hour I'd guess, the actual time we were there was quite a bit longer (we had a tour of where the dogs live, hot drinks, training on how to guide the sled etc.) I stayed at the ice hotel, and it was amazing, but to just tour wouldn't take very long - just depends if there are any activities you want to do (depending on what they have on). We did some snow shoeing and ice carving when we were there. I'd lean towards giving yourself more time, rather than rushing between things.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 7:11 am
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Remember to get your snow tires fitted before driving into Quebec! If not already done.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 6:53 am
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Remember to get your snow tires fitted before driving into Quebec! If not already done.
Just to be clear, the mandatory winter tire law does not apply to cars that are not registered in Quebec. (I am not saying it isn't a good idea to get them, but just that if you choose not to, you will not be breaking the law. Rental cars that you pick up in Quebec in the winter will have these tires.)
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Old Jan 26, 19, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by andrewesque View Post
Just to be clear, the mandatory winter tire law does not apply to cars that are not registered in Quebec. (I am not saying it isn't a good idea to get them, but just that if you choose not to, you will not be breaking the law. Rental cars that you pick up in Quebec in the winter will have these tires.)
Oh really? I didnít know that, thanks!
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