The magical ice hotel in Quebec City
The Hôtel de Glace is located just outside of downtown Quebec City in Quebec, Canada. This is the only ice hotel in North America composed entirely of ice and snow; that is 500 tons of ice and 15,000 tons of snow! The interior architecture covers a surface of 32,000 square feet (3,000 square meters) and a ceiling height of 19 feet (5.4 meters). Offering 36 rooms and theme suites, the hotel has been in operation for the past 12 years and is entirely redesigned every year with incredible sculptures that will delight and amaze you. The hotel is open for operation from January 6th until March 25th, 2012. Stepping foot inside this winter wonderland is a magical experience, but be sure to dress warmly, as temperatures at this time of the year varies from -13°F to 41°F (25°C to 5°C).