Montreal Jazz Fest crowds enjoying free concerts in the city.
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Montreal International Jazz Festival, Quebec

Music festivals are fun for all ages, and the famous Montreal Jazz Fest is a great centerpiece for a top value family getaway to Canada. Ten thousand kids a day can't be wrong! That's the estimated number the International Festival de Jazz de Montreal attracts daily from the 2.5 million visitors who attend each year. Kids are brought to this family-friendly event to learn, listen, and have fun...

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Charlevoix And Le Manoir Richelieu, Quebec

Canada's scenic region of Charlevoix and the luxury resort, Fairmont le Manoir Richelieu, provide natural beauty, outdoor recreation and pampering for all family travelers including pets. Charlevoix is that rarity, a region of Canada's Quebec province which offers the Laurentian mountains, a dramatic shoreline on the St. Lawrence Seaway and a warm welcome -- combined -- at an isolated,...

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Quebec Carnaval Celebrates Family Fun In Snow And Ice

Carnaval is a wintry, family-friendly wonderland that comes alive when the temperatures drop in the heart of the “world’s snow capital” -- Quebec City in Quebec province, eastern Canada. As North America's only fortified city, the crenellated walls and castle-like structures of the Old Town are a stunning backdrop to the fun. Spanning three weekends, Quebec will host its annual carnival or...

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6 Ski Destinations Worth Swapping Your House For

Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy. In case you're not familiar with them, GuestToGuest is the...

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Winterlude And Carnaval, Canada’s Winter Festivals

Here's a fun, blow-by-blog journal from FTF's train reporter on riding the rails to sample Winterlude, the cold Ottawa, Ontario festival, and Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City's very cold festival. Both winter festivals are held annually in Canada (Winterlude the first two weeks of February and Carnaval the last three weekends in February) and are great fun for families.Day...

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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada, was honored along with...

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Snow Thrills at Valcartier Vacation Village in Quebec

Imagine a snow-capped theme park that in winter has as many sled and tubing rides as the major waterparks, and in summer melts into a major waterpark, too. Say “Bonjour” to Village Vacances Valcartier, located within a half hour drive of Quebec City, Canada. For snow tubing on steroids – with toddler-friendly snow playgrounds and teen-thrilling...

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Quebec City, Canada Attractions

An 18th century European old town, family-friendly ski resorts, water parks, zoos, monuments, a river and more make Quebec City a great, four seasons family destination. Seated atop cap Diamant and overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the great family vacation spot Québec City has been influential in North American history since Samuel de Champlain recognized its potential and...

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Quebec’s Mont Sainte-Anne Resort

Hit the slopes at Mont-Sainte-Anne, a child-friendly Canadian mountain resort where cheap lift tickets and lessons mean learning the sport is affordable and fun.It's French-ish, it's snowy and it's very welcoming, with children of all ages giggling on the beaten snow paths around the base village. It's Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort,...

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Chill Out At The Ice Hotel In Quebec

"Beautiful. And frigid," is the comment left by one guest at Canada’s Ice Hotel, about 15 minutes from Québec City. And it gets its name, not surprisingly, from the fact that nearly everything in the hotel is made of frozen water. That includes the walls, ceilings, beds, furniture, chandeliers -- even the glasses you drink from at the bar.We took our kids there for winter...

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