Warming up at Québec’s Winter Carnival

Québec’s Winter Carnival, also known as la Carnaval de Québec is the largest Winter Carnival in the World.  It has been running since 1894, giving les habitants a rip-roaring reason to cut loose and enjoy the days before lent.  Hitting some hard times along the way (war and depression) the Carnival was held sporadically until 1954 where it was relaunched with vigor.

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Night Parade

The Winter Carnival is an event that warms the hearts of locals and tourists in the midst of freezing temperatures.  Winter sports, snow sculpting, dog races and canoe races will keep you busy for this 2 week+ annual celebration.

What can you expect at la Carnaval de Quebec?

–          Hockey Games

–          Live Music

–          Dance Performances

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Partake in Human Foosball

–          Acrobats

–          Animation Shows

–          Horse Derby

–          Snow Tubing

–          Live Action Foosball (yes, that means that you are strapped in like a little plastic man)

–          Fun Zone for Kids

–          Photo ops with Bonhomme, the festival mascot

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Snow baths with Bonhomme

–          Portable Hot Tubs

–          Flapjack breakfast

–          Ice Skating

–          International Snow Sculpting Competition

–          Night Parades

–          Bonhomme Ball

–          Winter Camping

–          Snow Baths and More!

Put on your toque and mittens, eat a beavertail and get out and join the fun!  For more information, check out the Official Website.

When:  Feb 1st – 17th, 2013

Where:  Québec City, Québec, Canada

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