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In the historic city of Québec, Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France is a longstanding summer tradition, celebrating the city’s 17th-century heritage with costumes and dancing, food and demonstrations for several blissful days in August. This year, the festival is adding…

Quebec Carnival

If you’ve never experienced Québec Carnival, this is the year to go. Since first taking place in 1955, the fête has evolved to become one of the greatest winter celebrations in the world. Here are the 10 best things to do during…

Ocean House

You don’t have to look far beyond New York City to find a wealth of great winter getaways. After years of carrying our skis on board, searching for resort deals and delicious meals, and shredding the slopes (and our clothes…

New France Festival

If you don’t have a lot of time for travel this summer, combine a variety of adventures into one fabulous week at Quebec’s Les Fetes de la Nouvelle-France (New France Festival), August 6-10, 2014. From a trip back in…

Quebec Carnival

When winter rolls around, the gut reaction of many is to stock up, stay in, and muddle through. But the good folks of Quebec City (the world’s “snow capital”) not only face winter head-on but make it the event…

Quebec City

If you’re considering a trip to Quebec, plan your getaway around the New France Festival, a five-day fete celebrating the city’s French colonial heritage. Here are ten reasons to make your way to Canada this August 7-11 for the…

Quebec Carnival

After the parties end and the holiday glow fades, winter becomes a long hard slog, filled with whipping wind, too-short days, and a constant battle with one’s radiator. It’s only natural, then, that New York snow birds are overcome…

bonhomme

What: 57th Annual Québec Winter Carnaval Where: Across two major sites: Place Loto-Québec (located in front of the Québec Parliament) and Place Des Jardins (located on the Plains of Abraham) When: January 28—February 13, 2011 Why: Because the gifts are…

Bonhomme on stage

What: 56th Annual Québec Winter Carnival Where: Across two major sites: Place Loto-Québec (located in front of the Québec Parliament) and Place Desjardins (located on the Plains of Abraham) When: From January 29 to February 14, 2010 Why: Because…