Ice rinks are a dime a dozen in this cold country we call Canada, but we bet you’ve never seen a rink like the one hidden in Quebec.
Sitting on the remote end of a west Quebec country road in the Gatineau Hills is the abandoned Wallingford-Back Mine. The emptied out mountain is more than picturesque during the warm summer months, but as things start to freeze the area simply transforms into something magical. Once the largest mine in North America, all that remains is a massive cave that’s filled with pristine-looking water. As winter takes full form, the water solidifies and creates, you guessed it, the most beautiful ice risk we’ve ever laid our eyes on.
If you ever want to lace up your skates and play hockey in this magnificent cave, you’ll have to work very hard for it. This hidden gem is accessible only by all-wheel drive or a super long hike, as CTV News reports in the video above.
Also, if you do end up going up to the mine, remember that you’re skating there at your own peril. Sigh, right?
If you’d rather take in the beautiful view from the comfort of your own home (and watch other people enjoy the unique ice rink), check out the video above!