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When the mercury drops below freezing, many of us prepare for four months of Netflix, hot toddies and excessive heating bills. We avoid spending time outside at all costs, save for that one warm-weather Caribbean getaway. To put it lightly, sometimes New York doesn’t seem like the best place to spend winter. But that doesn’t […]

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 a number of new attractions to its beloved roster of entertainments. oM caught up with Stéphan […]

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 Québec Carnival 2019 from February 8 to 17. Watch extreme canoeing Thrill seekers gather to watch courageous […]

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 for a polar bear swim or two), we’ve narrowed it down to our 50 favorite winter […]

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 time to a taste of France’s Loire Valley, this soirée has it all. oM caught up […]

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 of the year. The city began turning winter into revelry in 1894, and held winter winter […]

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 wonderfully wild festivities.

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 with the instinct to fly south, but let us present another option: This year consider rushing […]


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 unwrapped, the tree is put away, and the glow of the holiday season has subsided into […]