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Quebec City

Capital of a Canadian province, known for its fortified colonial core, French heritage, and Château Frontenac as a landmark hotel.

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When: Feb 5th-14th, 2021 Where: Parc de la Francophonie, 758 Grande Allée E, Quebec City, QC
There’s some serious history behind this exciting winter festival in Quebec City. The tradition dates back to 1894, and was created to brighten up those harsh Canadian winters. Set in Old Quebec, the Quebec Winter Carnival feels like you’ve stumbled into a European winter wonderland, if not for all the totally unique traditions that make the festival distinctly Canadian. Do you know how to tie your arrow sash? It was a belt tied in a special way used to keep out the cold, but is now a fixture of the festival. Don’t forget to dress up in red and grab your trumpet! The parades are amazing, as you might expect from the world’s biggest winter carnival. Travel down the Grande Allée from avenue des Érables to place George-V in an extravaganza of music, floats, and color. Make sure you catch the races, daily events, and see the ice sculptures to catch all of the wintery fun. When: February 2021 Where: Cologne, Germany
Millions of people come from all over the world to gather in the city and enjoy the festivities that date back to the Middle Ages. Being Germany, the beer and glühwein are excellent and free flowing, making this one of the booziest winter festivals on this list. The Cologne Winter Carnival‘s crazy events include ‘Fat Thursday’, involving women cutting off men’s ties and rewarding them with a kiss, and ‘Rose Monday’, which polishes off a weekend of drinking and fun with a day of marching bands, outrageous floats, and street parties. The festivities last around a week and, while things are still open, you’ll actually find people dressed up and in the holiday spirit all week long, even while working! When: February 5th-14th, 2021 Where: Saranac Lake, NY 12983
One of the oldest winter festivals in the US, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has celebrated the winter season since 1897 with a host of events that center around the epic 3000-block Ice Palace. The Winter Carnival Royalty is crowned, winter games commence, and you can try some Nordic skiing, arctic frisbee, and ice skating if you are in any way competent on the ice. The highlight of the event, however, is saved right until the end when the ‘storming of the palace’ happens: a huge fireworks display is set off around the palace illuminating the ice for an unforgettable, magical finale. When: Dates change annually depending on the date of Easter, the main festival day falls on Shrove Tuesday. Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenia is a country that loves festivals, and their winter carnival, which welcomes in the spring, is a larger-than-life mix of pagan and Christian traditions that have to be experienced. The Ljubljana Dragon Carnival is held in the central square in Maribor and is a wash of color, fun, and so many masks. You’ll see most of the city getting into the spirit of things by dressing up in costumes of bears, fairies, witches, and devils in an attempt to scare off the winter months and welcome in the warmer weather. You may be wondering where the dragon comes into all of this, and you won’t miss him since the big, green beast leads the parade and the creatures behind him. You can also head to other parts of Slovenia to catch some of the other masked winter festivals that happen around the same time. When: Feb 4th-27th, 2021
Where: Venues across Denmark If you’re after a winter festival of a different colour, throw yourself into Vinterfest, where they celebrate the cold months with over 600 jazz concerts all over Denmark. You can get into the winter spirit at some of Denmark’s largest music venues, or even snuggle up in a cozy Copenhagen cafe to absorb all the hygge atmosphere. With both national and international musicians performing and both paid and free performances, there’s never a dull moment during a Denmark winter season…

booksandbao 5 years ago

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. It’s the only walled city north of Mexico, with its cobblestoned Old Quarter designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. North America’s oldest French-speaking city makes for a trip through time with its atmospheric old streets, all-around views, and 400-year-old buildings. While Montreal may be the modern face of the province, Quebec City is the heart and soul, fiercely embracing and protecting its Quebecois heritage. There are endless things to do in Québec City from festivals to fabulous restaurants, and more. 

braedentg 5 years ago

Quebec City, located in the province of Quebec, is considered one of the top rated cities in Canada for its rich history, European charm and stunning architecture. Visitors can explore the fortified walls and narrow streets of Old Quebec, marvel at the iconic Chateau Frontenac, take in the views from the historic Plains of Abraham, and indulge in the city's celebrated culinary scene. With its unique blend of French and Canadian culture, visiting Quebec City is like stepping back in time to a bygone era.

seeker 1 year ago

Quebec City is brimming with fascinating architecture dating back to old french characteristics, historical battlefields, and our personal favorite- poutine! Along with featuring some of Canada’s finest cuisine, stunning small-town essence, and authentically French Canadian atmosphere, Quebec City is situated comfortably aside the shore for stunning views. Explore old castles (in North America!), eat delicious French cuisine, and enjoy one of Canada’s top tourist destinations glimmering in the winter snow.

seeker 2 years ago

A drop of historical magic tucked away in North America, indulge in some of the continent’s finest French cuisine and tour gorgeous landscapes with truly breathtaking views. Quebec City is a quaint getaway that is perfect for winter tourists, full of cozy nooks and tasty eats to fill up on a chilly evening, and stunning architecture that beams with holiday cheer and heavy European influence throughout the entire city.

seeker 2 years ago

The heart of French America, Quebec City is a European experience that is just a short flight away. A smaller city than Montreal, Quebec City embraces an old town atmosphere made up of historical architecture similar to that of Nice or Switzerland. Known famously for its authentic French cuisine, pristine scenery, and historical significance, we recommend a stroll through the cobblestone streets to embrace Quebecois heritage and European charm.

seeker 2 years ago

With optimal hilltop views, gorgeous seaside buildings, and an atmosphere of joie de vivre, Quebec City is the ultimate couples' getaway destination. Ready for indulgent meals inspired by French cuisine, a European essence meshed with Canadian charm, cultural activities, and cozy vibes? Sub-zero temperatures are an excellent excuse for a good cuddle, and nothing says comfort food and warmth like fresh gooey poutine and Canadian beer.

seeker 2 years ago

Enjoy nights at a magical chateau and days strolling picturesque rues dotted with exquisite cafes and European scenery in the heart of Canada. With Victorian architecture and the essence of liveliness twirling through the cobbled stone pathway of this enchanting destination, Quebec City is one of the most romantic destinations in North America. This is an ideal spot for couples looking for a vacation in a fairytale.

seeker 3 years ago

Quebec City is a charming French-speaking city that is perfect for a winter getaway. The city's historic old town is enchanting when covered in snow, with cobblestone streets, stone walls and chateau-style buildings. Visitors can explore the city's European heritage, indulge in hearty French-Canadian cuisine, and take part in winter activities such as ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing.

seeker 1 year ago

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada is one of the most romantic cities in the world, boasting a rich history and charming architecture. Visitors can stroll through the old city's picturesque streets and enjoy delicious French cuisine in cozy cafes. The city's stunning views of the St. Lawrence River make it a perfect destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

seeker 1 year ago

Quebec City is a little slice of paradise akin to a fantastical theme park that includes gorgeously preserved architecture, delicious food, and a touristy atmosphere that is not overwhelming. With such a calm vibe, so many excellent views, and the most delicious food in the world (I am *not* exaggerating), Quebec is a perfect getaway year-round.

madeleineray 2 years ago

Quebec City Guides

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    Sprawling natural parks with unique wildlife, ancient and mysterious temples, world-renown monuments, and more- the continent of North America is one with a deep history to be uncovered. Explore some of humankind's most famous mysteries and witness nature's magnificence at these UNESCO designated world heritage sites across the massive continent.
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    Nothing like taking a weekend away with your loved one for some quality time and fun- we have put together a little guide of some of the best destinations for a last-minute romantic vacay. From the old-timey, European atmosphere of Quebec City to the sandy shores of Laguna Beach, these destinations are not only gorgeous but blossoming with exciting activities for you and your honey. Let's escape the day-to-day and get lost in love and adventure at these downright gorgeous destinations throughout North America.
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  • Cozy Winter Getaways

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    Winter is here and we are already dreaming of our next big vacay to embrace the season, from charming, snowy getaways to sunshine and sandy shores- these are our top winter destinations. Whether your definition of winter fun is sunbathing on an island or twirling beneath twinkling snowflakes, this list truly has it all. Explore a rugged Caribbean island made up of colorful architecture, or cozy up by the fireplace in a ski resort, we are *so* ready to make the most of the season. So grab your swimsuit, or a big scarf- let’s dive in.
  • Top Cold-Weather Winter Travel Destinations

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  • Winter Wonderlands To Visit This Season

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    For a proper winter full of glistening snowflakes, hot cocoa, and fairytale-like settings- we have put together a list of the most Winter Wonderland-esque destinations in the world for your winter holiday. From national parks full of outdoorsy snow fun to old cities decorated in an array of kaleidoscopic illuminations and fresh snowfall. Grab your coziest jacket and favorite hat and let’s step into the magical world of winter.
  • Top Rated Cities in Canada

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    Canada is famously known for having gorgeous natural scenery, but the international metropolises that dot this country are easily some of the most exciting destinations on the planet. Whether you’re looking for an outdoorsy, hipster west coast vacay in Vancouver or an adventure steeped in European charm and delicious cuisine in Montreal, these top-rated cities are sure to provide an excellent getaway up north. From the iconic parliament building in Ottawa to the aurora borealis viewpoints in Whitehorse, consider these gems for your next holiday.
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  • Romantic Summer Getaways Around The World

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    We always need a little away time with our honey. Whether you are just getting to know someone and looking to impress, or are already deep into your journey together, these destinations are sure to light that romantic spark. From well-known classic romantic spots to some of our personal favorite destinations, let's take a look into this sweet-like honey, enchanting and romantic summer getaway list.
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Quebec City Articles

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    When it comes to tourism, Montréal often hogs all the glory. Canada’s second-largest city is exciting, cosmopolitan, and cultural with a long list of fabulous restaurants, boutique shops, and epic festivals. While there’s no doubt that Montréal is totally worth exploring over and over again (see: our favorite things to do in Montréal), Québec City […]

  • Best Winter Festivals Around the World 2023-2024

    Can’t afford a steamy tropical vacation this winter? No worries. Bundle up embrace the cold with these super cozy (and family-friendly) winter festivals found around the world. Some of the best winter vacation spots are hiding right in plain sight: explore majestic ice sculptures in China, watch twinkling lights in the Netherlands, compete in winter […]

  • 44 of the Best Things to Do in Canada

    Canada measures more than 9,000 kilometers from coast to coast, so it should come as no surprise that nature plays a huge role in Canadian identity and the collective psyche. Here, there’s no shortage of heart-stopping landscapes or face-to-face encounters with nature — you can discover some of the world’s best national parks in Canada. […]