What Canadian winter carnival pulls in an average of $42 million per winter into its hosting city?
– Quebec City’s Winter Carnival
– Montreal Winter Wonder Festival
– Calgary’s Cold-Weather Carnival
– Winter Carnival in Airdrie
The Quebec City’s Winter Carnival begins each year during the final week in January and runs until mid-February. The Carnival brings in an average of $42 million into the city. The festivities include the Uniprix 400-foot ice slide, the Arctic Spas Village, dog sled races, outdoor dance parties, winter camping and night parades. While Quebec City’s Winter Carnival claims the crown of largest and most popular winter celebration in the world, it faces argument by some on that point. Source: TravelChannel.com
Quebec City’s Winter Carnival
The Quebec Winter Carnival or the Carnaval de Québec is a festival held in Quebec City. After being held intermittently since 1894, the Carnaval de Québec has been celebrated annually since 1955. Wikipedia
Location: Quebec City
Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.