You can skate through this enchanted forest in Quebec all winter

Dec 13 2019, 6:33 am

There’s no better way to stick it to winter and show off your Canadian pride like skating.

But hitting the ice on an enchanted forest trail adds a little bit of magic to the longstanding winter hobby.

Domaine Enchanteur, in the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel district, a two-hour drive from the island of Montreal, offers guests 15 km of beautifully maintained ice that winds its way through the pine forest’s wintery landscape.

According to the website, the ‘Domaine de la forêt perdue’ is “well protected from the winter cold” and provides guests with an interconnected maze of paths and routes to skate along while taking in spectacular sights of northern Quebec’s snowy countryside.


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Domaine Enchanteur also features an animal petting zoo, skiing, snowshoeing, and a labyrinth maze on site. Equipment is also available for rent and the trail costs a smooth $18 to enter.

Plus, the magical forested route makes for some pretty epic photo opportunities. No offence to Montreal’s own urban skating rink, but these pictures are the icing on the cake.

Domaine Enchanteur – Domaine de la forêt perdue

When: From now until March 8
Time: Sunday to Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: 1180, St-Félix Row, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel
Price: $16 – $18, available online