When it gets so cold in New York City you can barely stand it, there's only one thing you can do. GO SOMEWHERE EVEN COLDER! So when I heard the Québec Winter Carnival was starting, I jumped at the chance to play in the snow! Winter Carnival in Québec Canada is a frigid revelers delight! Québec's Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world today, and is third on the List of Top Carnivals after the famous carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. So what was to expect for 2010? Expect "The Carnival Makes You Dance!" Concerts, outdoor dance parties, parades, Bonhomme's Ball, International snow sculptures, canoe races, sleigh rides, snow slides, Winter BBQ and of course "the Caribou". A feisty alcoholic beverage containing brandy, vodka, sherry and port... Wow!
*Usually in January and February, temperatures reach 15° to 20° F or -10° to -5° C, with a low of 5° to 0° F or -20° to -15° C. There may even have a snowfall! Sidewalks are covered with snow and icy sometimes.
**Plan on keeping warm by packing the essentials. Most people's hands and feet get the coldest, so keep this in mind. Pack in layers from thermal long underwear to knit turtlenecks, a couple of sweaters, a pair of jeans, snow pants, weatherproof jacket, plenty of socks to double up, snow boots, gloves and a knit cap. Keep it simple and stylish and you'll be fine! Have fun, this is a Winter Wonderland snow trip!