The Carnaval du Quebec is always a fun and well-attended event, so coupled with the fact that it is the 400th anniversary of the city made it even more so.
Taking the just over three hour train ride (the best way to go!) is well worth it for Montrealers interested in attending the Carnaval. All of the activities happen in Old Quebec City, so this is the best location to find a hotel. Do look as early as possible as they tend to fill up quickly. If you have no luck and find yourself having to stay in a suburb (Ste-Foy) it is still quite accessible by car or bus. Though the weather in Quebec City tends to be a bit cooler than Montreal it is not enough to be a hindrance. This past weekend the weather was similar to that in Montreal with plenty of snow to create the right atmosphere. The old city looked even more beautiful than usual and was bustling with activity.
The Carnaval du Quebec is the biggest winter carnival in the world and it has earned all the bragging rights it claims. During the 17 days of Carnaval there are a myriad of cultural, athletic and interactive activities for the public to take part in. Once you are there you can easily walk between all the different venues as they are all fairly close to the Chateau Frontenac area. The first thing that grabs your attention is the home of the Carnaval mascot, Bonhomme Carnaval. His