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PHOTOS: Opening Weekend at Quebec Carnival 2012

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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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Adrian is the editor of Vacay.ca and VacayNetwork.com. He also edited "Inspired Cooking", a nutrition-focused cookbook featuring 20 of Canada's leading chefs and in support of the cancer-fighting charity, InspireHealth. "Inspired Cooking" was created in honour of Adrian's late wife and Vacay.ca co-founder, Julia Pelish, who passed away of brain cancer in 2016. Adrian has won numerous awards for his travel writing, travel photography, and fiction, and has visited more than 55 countries. He is a former editor at the Toronto Star and New York Newsday, and was the social media and advocacy manager for Destination Canada. His articles have frequently appeared in the Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, and other major publications. He has appeared on national and local broadcasts, talking about travel, sports, creative writing and journalism. In 2019, he launched Trippzy, a travel-trivia app developed to educate consumers about destinations around the world.