Results for - Québec Winter Carnival

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What better way to liven up Canada's coldest season than to host a big celebration? The tradition of winter festivals dates back to the 17th-century, but the first organized carnivals in modern times occurred 125 years ago in Québec City, setting the blueprint for more than a century of frosty fun. The Québec Winter Carnival, which became an annual tradition starting in 1954, is also the oldest of the festivals held across Canada. Frank Carrel, proprietor and managing editor of the Québec Daily Telegraph, devised the Carnival as a way to raise spirits during the winter season. Erecting an ice palace in front of the Parliament building, it also featured a parade, concerts, sporting competitions, and a number of other activities across the city. Have you ever been to Québec City to visit, especially during the Winter Carnival?

1. What better way to liven up Canada's coldest season than to host a big celebration? The tradition of winter festivals dates back to the 17th-century, but the first organized carnivals in modern times occurred 125 years ago in Québec City, setting the blueprint for more than a century of frosty fun. The Québec Winter Carnival, which became an annual tradition starting in 1954, is also the oldest of the festivals held across Canada. Frank Carrel, proprietor and managing editor of the Québec Daily Telegraph, devised the Carnival as a way to raise spirits during the winter season. Erecting an ice palace in front of the Parliament building, it also featured a parade, concerts, sporting competitions, and a number of other activities across the city. Have you ever been to Québec City to visit, especially during the Winter Carnival?

I've been to the Québec Winter Carnival
7%
122 votes
I've been to Québec City but not during the carnival
20%
352 votes
Never been to Québec City
71%
1,283 votes
Live/lived in or near Québec City
2%
43 votes
This weekend, the Québec Winter Carnival kicks off and children and adults alike can be seen enjoying the snowy celebrations while paying homage to their favourite snowman, the official representative of the carnival, Bonhomme, a large snowman who always wears a red cap, black buttons, and a ceinture fléchée, or

2. This weekend, the Québec Winter Carnival kicks off and children and adults alike can be seen enjoying the snowy celebrations while paying homage to their favourite snowman, the official representative of the carnival, Bonhomme, a large snowman who always wears a red cap, black buttons, and a ceinture fléchée, or "arrowed sash." He lords over his own ice palace and leads a night parade along Grande Allée, which is decorated with lights and ice sculptures. —a scene depicted in today's Doodle by Canadian-born guest artist Randeep Katari. Other festivities include the annual ice canoe race on the St. Lawrence River, axe throwing, and—for the truly intrepid—the Snow Bath, a rare convergence of snowdrifts and swimming trunks. Are you someone who enjoys all that winter has to offer, or prefer to hide away in your house, nice and warm?

I am someone who enjoys all that winter has to offer
8%
152 votes
I prefer to hide away in my house, nice and warm
35%
632 votes
A mixture of both
28%
509 votes
I neither enjoy it or hide out, just deal with it
16%
295 votes
I am someone who is glad I live where winter isn't that cold (like Florida, California, etc)
12%
212 votes
While one of the best, the Carnival in Québec is not the only wonderful winter carnival to enjoy in Canada or the U.S. Have you attended any of these carnivals or festivals?

3. While one of the best, the Carnival in Québec is not the only wonderful winter carnival to enjoy in Canada or the U.S. Have you attended any of these carnivals or festivals?

Ice Magic Festival, Lake Louise, Alberta
2%
42 votes
Ice on Whyte, Edmonton, Alberta
2%
39 votes
Winterlude, Ottawa, Ontario
6%
108 votes
Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls, Ontario
6%
106 votes
Igloofest, Montreal, Quebec
4%
64 votes
Frostival, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2%
31 votes
St. Paul Winter Carnival, St. Paul, Minnesota
2%
30 votes
Stowe Winter Carnival, Stowe, Vermont
1%
20 votes
Fur Rondy, Anchorage, Alaska
1%
17 votes
North Lake Tahoe Snowfest, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
1%
22 votes
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Whitehorse, Yukon
1%
20 votes
Polar Fest, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
1%
18 votes
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, New York
1%
21 votes
None of them
81%
1,457 votes
02/10/2019 Seasons 1812 15 By: Harriet56

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