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On Location at Québec’s Winter Carnival

January 26, 2012 By: Adam Leposa

Travel Agent touched down this morning in Québec City just in time for the 58th annual Winter Carnival, which runs from January 27 to February 12. Right now we’re staying at the Hilton Québec, which offers a view of Old Québec and the St. Lawrence River.


Photo by Adam Leposa

This year the Carnival’s popular nightlife spot Loto-Québec will be situated in the middle of the Plains of Abraham, where travelers can enjoy live DJs every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m and an outdoor Ferris Wheel (bring your jacket!).

At Place Desjardins, families can find slides, a sugar shack, snow sculptures, rafting and sleigh rides. Or, if you’re feeling cold, check out the new Espace Hydro-Québec, where you can rest and raise your glass in a heated outdoor or indoor terrace. Snow sculpture contests, the Snow Pentathalon Skating Rink, nighttime parades and a dog sled race round out the winter activities on offer. Or, for something different, check out the ski joring competition: spectators can watch an intrepid skier pulled by a horseback rider jump and turn his way through a course all while trying to grab rings as quickly as possible.

Visit or, and be sure to stay tuned to over the next few days- in addition to a tour of the Carnival and Old Québec, we’ll also be checking out a hotel made of ice at the famous Hotel de Glace and Urban Skiing on the Plains of Abraham. 

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By Adam Leposa | January 26, 2012
For its 58th Winter Carnival, Québec City is unveiling an array of winter-themed activities for the entire family. Travel Agent is on the scene this weekend to bring you the latest on what there is to see and do during the event.
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