Sleeping in the snow

Most people think they’d have to go to the high arctic to see or sleep in an igloo. But now Parc national du Bic (Bic park) in Québec offers igloo accomodation. For $46/night they give you an igloo, a sleeping bag, a pad, a bundle of wood and a sled, and offer snowshoe rentals. In the picture on their website, the igloo looks a bit more like a quinzhee (the snow hut traditionally in areas with softer forest snow, because you need hard ice for an igloo), but hey, it’s close enough, and hard to get more authentic.

Their gers (yurts) look very comfy too, and pretty close to the real thing.