carnaval de québec• 20 comments •
The Quebec Winter Carnival started in 1894 and since 1955 it has been held every single year. We each picked up a "bonhomme" effigy which you need for admission and we used it to get in on both Saturday and Sunday*. There were snow sculptures, arctic spas, and lots of exciting, wintery fun. Despite the cold and snow, there was certainly a joie-de-vivre in the air - it might have been the booze in the ice shot glasses.
*LOTS more pictures from the carnival and Quebec City to come.