Hotels and motels are great, but one look at its charming beauty, and you’ll quickly realize staying in an ordinary hotel seems a little too cliché for a Canadian province as beautiful as Quebec.

If you’re wanting something a little less ordinary and a little more extraordinary, though, you’ve come to the right place. Ranging from camping experiences in one of its national parks to enjoying the good life in an ice hotel, these are some of the places that made the cut as some of the most unique overnight stays in the entire province. 

Stay by the water

And when I saw “by the water,” I mean on the water. Houseboats are available for rent throughout Quebec province. A one-week rental could easily take the summer trophy for best family vacation, ever. If staying on a boat overnight isn’t your thing, then look into a night or two at the inn that invented romance. The Auberge des Eaux Vives is close to nature — like the St. Lawrence River — without feeling like you’re in the wilderness. The attention to detail in each of the rooms are just as spectacular as any 5-star resort.

Don’t overlook the classic favorites

The dramatic features of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and its iconic position along the Quebec City skyline are just a few reasons why it’s the most photographed hotel in the entire world. Recently restored, the hotel offers 360 views of some of the most historic sites in Quebec City. As for within the hotel? The wine and cheese bar inside and the gorgeous room accommodations are a perfect nod to the city’s European past that will continue to delight you every time you visit.

Do more than just visit Bic National Park

Stay in the national park overnight and take in the great outdoors from every angle. And while camping in the middle of the winter isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s to do list, it should be at Bic. The yurts are a popular choice, and the opportunity to spend the night in one of the prettiest national parks in all of Canada is pretty sweet too. 

Make believe you’re in Frozen

Massive ice castles aren’t just found in Disney’s hit movie Frozen. You can stay in Quebec’s version in the Quebec Ice Hotel. And, no, it’s not a joke. Every inch of the hotel really is made of ice. Including snow vaults (because why not?) and 40 luxurious rooms and suites, it’s hard not to be in awe when you walk through the doors of this hotel. 

Sponsored by Tourism Quebec.