Ice, Ice, Baby.
If there’s one thing Canadians know, it’s how to beat the heat. Which is why we’re ready to book a trip to the first ice hotel in North America.
Located 5 km north of Quebec City, the hotel is a dream of ice and snow—literally. It takes about a month and a half to build and is made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice, with walls that are up to four feet thick.
And while the design varies from season to season, typical amenities include a nightclub, movie theater, indoor heated washrooms and outdoor hot tubs. All the furniture is made of ice as well. And they even have a chapel for wedding ceremonies.
But you’ll have to wait a bit. The hotel won’t re-open until January next year—and only for a few short months.
Until then, stay cool, friends. Stay cool.
Hotel De Glace, opens January 2014; http://www.hoteldeglace-canada.com/