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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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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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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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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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Extreme Ice Canoeing, Only In Quebec

The "snap, crackle, pop" of crunching ice does little to distract me from the notion that ice canoeing is supposed to be fun.  Of course, that overused word – FUN - one too often associated with adventure travel, would never have occurred to the early French settlers who braved the treacherous Saint Lawrence River of necessity.  Back...

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A Quebec City Weekend By Rail

Enjoy charm, history, music, adventure and great food - all with a French accent -during a weekend rail trip to Quebec City in Quebec province, Canada.Many Americans think of Francophone Canada as a way to get a slice of Europe that's much closer to home, but you'll soon find that it has a unique charm of its own. Quebec City (QC) is a perfect example. Recently we had the opportunity to visit...

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Quebec City, Canada Hotels And Resorts

Presenting our comprehensive guide to the top family-friendly hotels and urban resorts in Quebec City, Canada, a culture and cuisine-packed family destination that has something for every age group. Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac 1 rue de Carrieres Québec City, Québec, Canada G1R 4P5 418/692-3861;...

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Quebec City, Canada

Family Travel Forum's restaurant picks for the entire family in Quebec City, Canada. Family Travel Forum's restaurant picks for the entire family in Quebec City, Canada. Whether the kids are Francophiles or not, there's lots of great eating to suit almost any taste in Quebec City. While not the culinary center that Montreal is, Quebec City has many small bistros and fine restaurants...

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Touring Eastern Canada with Our Grandson

Find out how Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Quebec City entertained a grandmother and her grandson on their summer trip. Traveling with our 8-year-old grandson is an exciting experience and adds more fun and interest to any activity or place that we might visit. We like to plan a summer trip when he's out of school and can join us. Because he's far away in New York and we're...

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