12
Feb
09

Day 132 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Quebec City

Snow continues to be the reoccurring theme again here in Quebec City and believe us, after travelling across Canada for four and a half months, we are also very tired of the snow and cold.

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Even the statues want this madness to end!

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If they could speak freely what would they say? Would they pick Canada as their country or Cuba if given the choice?

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A Beautiful Frozen Land

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Flag Of The Day: The Canadian Coast Guard Ice Breaking on the St. Lawrence River

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Ice-Covered Branch

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Clearing the snow off the church roof top is a big job!

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Lighting Quebec style…bare wires and water, but it still works fine. What’s the big deal? Relax!

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Theses elderly ladies braved the winter’s cold no problem!

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Tourist sites were pretty quiet here in Quebec City.

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The Quebec Winter Carnival (or Carnaval de Québec) is an annual winter carnival that takes place in Quebec City. The festival typically starts on the last Friday of January or the first Friday of February and continues for 17 days. With close to one million participants, it has grown to become the largest winter celebration in the world.

The first large scale Carnival was held in 1894, more or less in continuation of traditional Mardi Gras festivities which had been popular everywhere in Québec, using humbler means and involving smaller numbers of individuals. The Carnival was interrupted by World War I, the Great Depression of 1929 and World War II. It was held sporadically between 1945 and 1954. The style of the Carnival has changed considerably over the last twenty years and now includes cultural events and participatory sports as well as traditional spectator sports.The snowman is called benie.

Proud Quebec City Resident with his ceinture flechee!

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Sporting the Carnaval scarf

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Carnaval Worker

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Kids play in the snow

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1 Response to “Day 132 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Quebec City”


  1. February 21, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Love the snotcicle on the statue lol


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