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Quebec Winter Carnival

Bonhomme during the parade.


Quebec City is, incontestably, a living breathing winter-wonderland. It's no surprise that the historic city is home to the largest Winter Carnival in the world. Come practice your French and your high kicks with Bonhomme Carnaval!

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Day 1

  • As you hike up and down around town with a local guide, you'll see the Plains of Abraham, Parliament, Grande Allée, Quartier Petit Champlain, Place Royale and Château Frontenac;
  • Stop to admire "La Fresque des Québécois". See how many characters of Quebec's history you can identify!
  • Go tobogganing by the Château Frontenac on the world famous Terrasse Dufferin wooden toboggan run, and then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate;
  • Take in the view from the top of the city’s tallest building: l’Observatoire de la Capitale during your self-guided visit;
  • Participate in a French-Canadian legends theatre workshop;

Day 2 

  • Visit Le Village Huron to learn more about the First Nations ways of life, past, present and future;
  • See how guests stay warm in the themed suites of the Hotel de Glace de Québec during your guided tour;
  • Try out all of the fun snow slides at the Village Vacances Valcartier;
  • Line up for the parade! Jump and sing to keep warm during the "Défilé du Carnaval", the ultimate Winter Carnival festivity. 

Day 3 

  • Visit the Lower Town with your tour leader and see Place Royale and le Quartier du Petit Champlain.
  • The Musée de la Civilisation is the perfect place to explore Quebec from many different angles;
  • Check out more than 60 teams competing in the annual Ice Canoe Races at Quebec Winter Carnival;
  • Spend some time exploring Old Quebec and the sites of the largest winter carnival in the world: Quebec's Winter Carnival!
  • Drive your own dogsledding team as you and your friends go cruising through the maple groves;
  • Feast and dance during your authentic French Canadian sugar shack experience;

Day 4 

  • Head out to visit the the Montmorency Falls, a true Quebec icon;
  • Enjoy the many pleasures of winter including skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Le Domaine de Maizerets
Destination Recommendations 
4 TO 5 Days
FEB 8 to 14 2021
jeunes heureux (14)
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