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Hotel de Glace открылся в прошлом месяце в Village Vacances Valcartier в Квебеке. Он ежегодно перестраивался в течение 21 года с использованием снега и льда.

Canada's incredible ice hotel, Hôtel de Glace, is built and rebuilt each year using snow and ice. Pictured is the 21st version of the hotel

Это единственный отель такого рода в Северной Америке, и в этом году он включает в себя большой зал, часовню, где пары могут пожениться, 15 тематических люксов, шесть гостиничных номеров, большую горку для спуска на жопе и ледяной бар, где можно выпить виски со льдом.

The hotel is the only one of its kind in North America. It is located at the Village Vacances Valcartier in Quebec. Pictured is the incredible grand hall

Inside the beautiful Grand Hall. According to  Hôtel de Glace, the theme of this year's ice hotel is 'Quebec tales and legends'

Hôtel de Glace describes the interior for 2021 as a 'journey to a surreal world' where 'snow and ice sculptures are larger than nature and allow you to experience extraordinary optical effects and illusions'. This sculpture can be found in the Grand Hall

This year, the hotel spans 30,000 square feet and 15,000 tons of snow were used during construction

This incredible image shows the ice hotel's beautiful chapel for 2021, where couples can get married

The thrilling ice slide at Hôtel de Glace. Construction on the hotel began in December, with it taking 50 workers around six weeks to build

One of this year's 15 suites. This one is dedicated to ice hockey and is a tribute to Quebec's annual Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, which has been cancelled due to the pandemic

Snow is the base material for the hotel and on-site snow cannons are used to create it. Pictured is one of the very cool suites

Inside one of the suites, with this one boasting a fireplace. According to Hôtel de Glace, the first step in building the structure is creating the hotel floor, which is almost one metre thick in order to support the building's weight

Hôtel de Glace says its walls are up to 2.4 metres (7.8ft) thick at the base, while some of the ceilings are over six metres (19ft) high

Since the first Hôtel de Glace opened in 2001, two million people have visited, with 70,000 guests staying overnight

С момента открытия первого отеля De Glace в 2001 году его посетили два миллиона человек, а 70 000 гостей остались ночевать

In order to stay warm while spending a night in one of Hôtel de Glace's suites, pictured, guests are provided with Arctic sleeping bags

To build the hotel, snow is 'blown onto vaulted or domeshaped metal moulds' and 'held in place by wooden forms to solidify the structure' before they are removed a few days later. Pictured is the entrance to the hotel's rooms

Sculptors use around 2,300 blocks of ice to make furniture, sculptures and ice glasses for Hôtel de Glace. Pictured is its amazing bar

According to Hôtel de Glace, the '2021 edition is a real eye-catcher and makes you want, more than ever, to enjoy winter with your family'

Each year, the hotel hosts events including weddings, corporate anniversaries, product launches and advertising shoots

Hôtel de Glace says it offers 'cultural, historical, geographic and technological diversity while featuring internationally recognised artists'

The incredible bar area at Hôtel de Glace. It will remain in place until the end of March when temperatures begin to rise

Covid-19 travel restrictions have of course made visiting Hôtel de Glace this year a bit tricky, but don't despair. There is an interactive 3D tour of the 2020 version of the ice hotel on the Hôtel de Glace website

It is estimated that Hôtel de Glace generates more than $10million It is estimated that Hôtel de Glace generates more than $10million -each year for the local, regional and national economy. each year for the local, regional and national economy

Подсчитано, что Hôtel de Glace ежегодно генерирует более 10 миллионов долларов для местной, региональной и национальной экономики

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