Art for 2012 reflects the First Nations---Inuits, Cris, Innus and Huron-Wendat peoples original to this region.
It melts come summer. New theme next year.
Hotel de Glace, as French-speaking neighbors call this 36-room inn, is a work of art: sculpted and carved four-foot walls of snow and chairs, headboards and tables of thick ice.
Possible to just take a tour but Traveling Moms are immersion prone and that means bedding down.
I expected to feel a bit lonely, wishing for a partner to laugh and wonder with, but I was astonished to see full families. The rooms and suites have one, two and three queen ice beds.
Sure hope none of the kids need a bathroom call, because that means boots and pants back on and a walk across the yard to the building with lights and water.
The yard is meant for play before bed; heat your body in the sauna and hot tubs. This year I hear an ice skating rink has been added. I stayed in 2011.
I launch all my travels from my home base in South Georgia, hence the need to borrow ice worthy clothes. If I can enjoy a night on ice, you can too.
Top Photo: Journalist Christine Tibbetts on the frozen St. Lawrence River. Photo by Traveling Mom founder, guru, entrepreneur and social media expert Kim Orlando.