I visited Quebec during their Winter Carnaval Festival for the second time. It's amazing to see how much fun can be had with ice and snow. There are snow sculpting competitions of various levels (and you can see the difference), and rides (they had more this year) including a zipline, an ice sled, rafting on the snow, sledding on tires, skating, etc ... Here are some pictures of the event. The main grounds are directly outside the walled city, so I stay at the Hilton which is just a block or two away. Here are some pictures of the event: The mascot - Bon Homme. This little guy was your ticket to the entire event including the rides (only two that I went on required a nominal additional payment) They had an ice sculpture area with designs like this on show Then there are the snow sculpture competition - these are from the Province contest There is a fully formed foot behind the water as well !