Quebec's climate is characterized by at least 5 months of sunless, frozen, tundra-like weather, not to mention arctic trempratures that makes your eyes water and nose run instantly. Needless to say, winter in Quebec is rough.
TL;DR Quebec City's Carnaval De Quebec calls itself "the world's biggest winter carnival." It's a massive and free month-long festival that is made up of of dozens of smaller activities and events. This year, the 65th edition of Quebec's Winter Carnival will be held in Quebec City from February 8th-17th 2019.
At least we have the holidays throughout December to brighten our collective spirits.
Once January and February roll around, though, we are all fed up of the cold and snow.
That's when Quebec sprinkles some magic and rolls out some fantastic events, festivals, and activities to keep everyone's spirits up until spring.
In Montreal, we have the famous "Fetes Des Neiges" and Igloo Fest, for example, to keep us excited all winter long.
One mid-winter festival that should be at the top of your list is the Carnaval De Quebec.
The organizers have dubbed the event "the world's biggest winter carnival." In reality, it's only the biggest winter carnival in Canada. But that's still a pretty big deal.
It's a massive and free month-long carnival that is made up of of dozens of smaller activities and events in Quebec City. Some of them outdoors and some indoors, so you don't have to worry about the cold.
This year the 65th edition of Quebec's Winter Carnival will be held in Quebec City from February 8th-17th, 2019. The full program will be unveiled by December 2018.
For the full "Carnival De Quebec" program click HERE!