Quebec winter carnival night parade, unique and fun travel idea for all ages (Part 3)

Bonhomme Carnaval bright float at the end of the parade

Bonhomme Carnaval closes the parade

Quebec City, PQ, Canada
Latitude: 46.7954, Longtitude: -71.2422
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Quebec winter carnival night parade is always concluded by the famous mascot – Bonhomme Carnival. This snowman is a symbol of Quebec winter carnival and is present at many events around Quebec city. There are many images of Bonhomme all over the place. The Bonhomme’s winterland at the Plains of Abraham park admission pass features Bonhomme’s picture.

Quebec winter carnival mascot Bonhomme Carnival was invented in 1954 and has represented this winter event ever since. All people in Quebec and across Canada easily recognize Bonhomme. If you have never been to Quebec city during winter carnival, please consider including this fun travel idea in your plans for the next year. You will make Bonhomme Carnaval happy.

Bonhomme Carnaval greeting people at the winter night parade
Bonhomme Carnival greeting people at the winter night parade

Bonhomme Carnaval acts as an ambassador of the Quebec winter carnival and helps promote this event all over the world. Apparently his favorite colors are white and red, he likes to snack on ice-cream and Santa was his childhood friend. Bonhomme dances and waves to spectators and especially children. Bonhomme has a signature move – leg raise.

Bonhomme's signature move - leg raise
Signature move by Bonhomme is leg raise

Visiting Quebec winter carnival and night parade is an excellent travel idea. There are many venues for all ages. It is fun to watch canoe races in the icy St. Lawrence waters, see snow and ice sculptures,  try snow bath or dog sled ride. Bonhomme’s ice palace near Quebec old town is a sight worth seeing. Quebec winter carnival is very different and unique winter event that delivers lots of fun and great memories.

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Winter night photography tips

1. Charge your camera battery, cold weather reduces the life of the battery charge.

2. Dress accordingly and wear gloves that will allow you full control of the camera and have a good grip.

3. During snow use protective bag for the camera or use umbrella if winds permit.

4. Use prime lens with large aperture to avoid using flash and use lower ISO settings.

5. Find a spot with the less distracting background.

6. Exercise caution and common sense safety at night.

 Quebec city winter night parade Bonhomme Carnaval photo gallery

Snowman mascot Bonhomme Carnaval of Quebec winter carnival
Snowman mascot Bonhomme Carnaval of Quebec winter carnival
Cheerful and bright Bonhomme at winter night parade
Cheerful and bright Bonhomme at winter night parade
Night street parade with Bonhomme in Quebec City, Canada
Night street parade with Bonhomme in Quebec City, Canada
Smiling face of Bonhomme and colorful float
Smiling face of Bonhomme and colorful float
Bonhomme waving to the crowd at Quebec winter night parade
Bonhomme waving to the crowd
Bonhomme and ice-like decorations at night parade
Bonhomme and ice-like decorations at night parade
Lights dimmed for a while at Bonhomme's float
Lights dimmed for a while at Bonhomme’s float

 

  13.07.2017 by FPImages

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