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PHOTOS: Opening Weekend at Quebec Carnival 2012


The view of the Quebec Carnival from the city’s Observatory. (Julia Pelish/Vacay.ca)

QUEBEC CITY — In its 58th year, the annual Quebec Carnival is the world’s largest winter festival, and the 2012 edition is filled with more entertainment than before. With dozens of activities and events taking place on the Plains of Abraham, the festival that runs until February 12 expects more than 700,000 revellers this year.[simpleviewer gallery_id=”43″]

Activities include family-friendly options like a Ferris wheel, dog sledding and sleigh rides to nightlife fun with dance parties and a bistro that serves Caribou, the whiskey drink that’s a festival staple. And, of course, there’s plenty of appearances from Canada’s favourite snowman, Bonhomme.



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