Quebec City’s annual winter festival, or Carnaval de Québec, has been a cultural fixture in the region since 1955. The festival is a rich cornucopia of activity, including 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. (ref: http://carnaval.qc.ca/en/about/history/)
In 2010, the two-year-old fledgling parade (launched as part of the Carnival in 2008) incorporated a huge line-up of giant helium balloons from Fabulous Inflatables. A team of 25 Dynamic staff members made the trip to Quebec’s capital city to guide the giants through her historic streets.
Leading the way was Bonhomme Carnival, the festival’s official effigy since the 1955 event. He has been immortalized as a giant, 40-ft custom helium balloon.