Canada - Confederation Train - page 2
The Confederation Train
|The Red Maple Leaf|
|The Red Ensign|
Take the time today celebrate our flag and what this symbol means for us Canadians.
|The Red Maple Leaf|
|The Bonhomme welcomes visitors to the Carnival from the |
The annual Quebec Winter Carnival is well underway, starting last Friday. The Carival has been going on for over 50 years and is the biggest Winter festival in the world. The Bonhomme, is the official mascot of the carnival and is the symbol of not only the carnival, but of the province of Quebec, and Canada too.
The Quebec Winter Carnival has been known as the Mardi Gras of the north, but with the exception, that this is geared for people of all ages with games and events for families, children, and people of all ages.
Events such as a grand opening ceremony, parades every night, snow and ice sculptures, dog sled, ice canoe races, parties, and air raft rides. Most of all it is fun for the entire family.
|The Ice Palace at night.|
|The Bonhomme waves to the crowd during one of the nightly parades.|
|More of the parade.|
|More Snow Sculptures|
|Inflatable raft races|
|More inflatable raft race|
|Fun Games for Children|
|Canoe races on a frozen St. Lawrence River|
|"Bonhomme Carnival" Official Mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival|
|The Bonhomme is always glad to see you.|
The Quebec Winter Carnival is always a good time for people of all ages,
|Skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa|
|Old Hockey Game - The Original Winter Classic|
|10 pin bowling|
|10 pin bowling in Toronto|
|5 pin or also known as Duckpins|
|A favourite on the East Coast - Candlepins|
Or just strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the great out doors by going on a hike in the woods,
Since we are coming up to a year since Vancouver hoster the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the success our Canadian athletes achieved, I have started a poll on what favourite sporting activity Canadians like to take part in. The poll is down at the bottom of the page, and will be open until the end of the month.