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Have fun at one of the greatest Canada winter festivals

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

winter-dressed girlIn this article, Natasha tells us how exciting it is to celebrate the cold season at the Quebec City Winter Carnival (February 1st-17th, 2008). If, like her, you want to visit Quebec and have fun at one of the upcoming Canadian winter festivals, check out our selection of Montreal hotels on Ready to put your boots and your mittens on?

I always suggest people to work hard because at the end of the day that is what gives you bread and butter. But, hey, this isn’t time for work. This is time to party hard because this is festival time! Hurrah!

Go wear your best clothes and go outside to party and enjoy the biggest city events in Canada, such as Ottawa Winterlude (February 2nd-18th, 2008), Montreal Fête des Neiges (February 8th-9th, 2008), and Montreal High Lights Festival (February 21st – March 2nd, 2008), but first let me share with you my wonderful experience at the Quebec Winter Carnival:

As I entered the festival my legs were shaking like a finger dipped in a glass full of ice. What a cold out there! So I reached in time for the opening ceremony in the 50 meters wide and 20 meters high Ice Palace and saw a large snowman, the Bonhomme, with a key. The snowman, who was the official ambassador and was wearing a red cap at the Signposted belt, opened the gate to the carnival.

Next, I saw an exciting 6-kilometer dog sled race. During the race, all I could hear was the barking of the dogs and all I could see was snow snow and only snow. As I continued I saw hundreds of dog owners showing the skills that their pets had. There were all kinds of dogs and few of them were so sweet that I wondered if I could take few of them with me to home. So with this, the festival had to come to an end and I was still there for the closing ceremony. Again I saw the snowman come. He gave the keys of the gate to the mayor and disappeared. That was so surprising!

So this is what happened in the winter carnival and I surely know you too are excited to go right?

I can see the sadness on your face, but don’t worry because, as you know well, summer is coming and you will enjoy the Festival d’Eté de Québec.

Photo originally posted by jeny222

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Venere Travel Blog writer natasha kaelig

Natasha Kaelig is a young Canadian freelance writer and journalist currently living with her husband and son in Moscow.

3 responses to “Have fun at one of the greatest Canada winter festivals”

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  1. Mary Whiting says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 17:58

    My husband and I visited the Quebec festival February 2007, and we couldn’t agree with Natasha more. We went during the 2nd weekend, and the main activity was the night parade. The ice castle, ice sculptures, horse sled racing, it was all very exciting but COLD!!! The resturants were fabulous. There was many activities for children and adults. Side trip to the frozen Falls was thrilling. Or pair it up with a few days of nearby skiiing. I highly recommend this Festival. It’s definitely Europe without the long plane ride.

  2. morocco says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 08:30

    Hi Natasha i have always dreamt of visiting Quebec festival , i really liked your article and wish you all the best.

    Can you post something about Morocco ? or travel to morocco with some useful tips ?

    thank you,

  3. Whistler hotel says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 10:29

    This year winter, Whistler is going to held the Winter Olympic. So don’t miss it! :)

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