Comfort Inn Airport East - Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, G2G 2B4, Canada

Québec Winter Carnival

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From January 26 to February 11, 2017

Since the beginning of our French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular.

The first large winter Carnival in Quebec City, the world’s snow capital, took place in 1894. Often faced with winter’s hardships, the city’s population reinvented this popular tradition with a winter celebration that warmed up the hearts of all of it revellers. Interrupted by two wars, then the economic crisis of 1929, the Carnival was held sporadically until the second half of the century. In 1954, in the context of the economic development of the Old Capital, a group of business people re-launched the festivities. That year, Bonhomme was born and elected the event’s representative. The first official edition of the Québec Winter Carnival took place in 1955. The Carnival snowballed into an undeniable manifestation for the entire Québec City population, and was an important vehicle for tourism and economical activity in the city.

From one winter to the next, the Carnival enriched its activity program. We have since added even more popular activities, such as winter sports, snow sculptures, and activities based on the traditional Québec lifestyle, such as canoe races and dogsled races. The Québec Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world today, and is third on the List of Top Carnivals after the famous carnivals in Rio and New Orleans.

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Comfort Inn Airport East
1255, boulevard Duplessis
Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, G2G 2B4, Canada
Call: 418-872-5900
418-872-0550

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Comfort Inn Airport East is a great choice for Quebec City hotels near Jean Lesage International Airport

Welcome to the Comfort Inn Ancienne-Lorette, ideally located only minutes from the Jean Lesage International Airport. We offer a 24-hour business centre, welcoming lobby and a breakfast room. All our rooms have a 32’ flat screen tvs and other various facilities, such as, ironer, hair dryer, fridge and microwave. Please join us each morning for your complimentary breakfast and enjoy eggs, bacon or sausage, fresh hot waffles, cereal, juice and much more! Our hotel is 100% Smoke Free and offers free Wi Fi, local calls and parking. You have an electric car? Stay with us and get a free refill on one's of our two new EV charging stations for electric cars (Tesla & Universal). Also important to say, our ground floor rooms have a direct patio door access. Welcome to Québec City! Enjoy Your Stay!