Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Quebec Winter Carnival - January 28 2011 - February 13 2011

The Bonhomme welcomes visitors to the Carnival from the
Ice Palace.

The annual Quebec Winter Carnival is well underway, starting last Friday.  The Carival has been going on for over 50 years and is the biggest Winter festival in the world.  The Bonhomme, is the official mascot of the carnival and is the symbol of not only the carnival, but of the province of Quebec, and Canada too.

The Quebec Winter Carnival has been known as the Mardi Gras of the north, but with the exception, that this is geared for people of all ages with games and events for families, children, and people of all ages.

Events such as a grand opening ceremony, parades every night, snow and ice sculptures, dog sled, ice canoe races, parties, and  air raft rides.  Most of all it is fun for the entire family.

Chateau Frontenac

The Ice Palace at night.

Opening ceremonies

Snow Palace

The Bonhomme waves to the crowd during one of the nightly parades.

More of the parade.

Snow Sculptures

More Snow Sculptures

Dog sledding


Inflatable raft races

More inflatable raft race

Fun Games for Children

Canoe races on a frozen St. Lawrence River

Horse races

"Bonhomme Carnival"  Official Mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival
The Bonhomme is always glad to see you.

The Quebec Winter Carnival is always a good time for people of all ages,

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