Editor’s note: Last winter, Matador Ambassador Dylan Siggers traveled to the Canadian province of Quebec — a region ridiculously close to and accessible from Northeastern cities like NYC and Boston but tangibly foreign in terms of culture, climate, and terrain. After several epic days skiing the Chic-Chocs in Gaspésie National Park, Dylan and crew headed back up the St. Lawrence to explore the area around Quebec City — the province’s historic and very Euro-esque capital — by snowmobile, dogsled, and ice axe, closing down each night with drinks in ice hotels and dance parties in the snow.

I’ve spent a lot of my life within a half day’s drive of Quebec and never knew there was so much going on, especially in winter. Time to get up there: