Winter Festivals and Events in Canada

cv1Winters in Canada are an inescapable reality and a major contributor to the country’s national identity and character.

Quebec City Winter Carnival, Quebec City, QUE

c1Every year, beginning on the last weekend of January and continuing for the the next two weeks (17 days in total), Quebec City is alive with sub-zero merri-making. The world’s largest winter carnival, the Québec Winter Carnival, has been a highlight on the Quebec event calendar since 1894 and been giving Quebeckers and thousands of visitors a reason to celebrate during the cold, snowy winters.

Winterlude, Ottawa, ON

c2Winterlude is an annual winter celebration in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, held over the first three weekends of February. Most Winterlude activities are free and outdoors and include skating on the world’s largest skating rink – the Rideau Canal – snow sculpture contests, concerts and more.

Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls, ON

c3From the beginning of November until the first week of January, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is a spectacular lightshow that includes an illuminated 5-km route of lighted displays, fireworks over the falls and more, including concerts and children’s performances.

Source for: Canada

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