Listen: Saint Lawrence River, Montreal, Canada discussed on John Reid
"But tell me the history of of the winter carnival in Quebec if this is such a big anniversary for you all how did this get started? Yes, it started from from businessmen. She put them together. Just to imagine something to to make people go outside, you know, January. There's not a lot of things to do end economic part of this year is really slow. So they want you to imagine something to make people go outside. I've enjoyed a winter and for economic part that was a big big socks ish. Then over year it become bigger and bigger. And now, we just we are just really happy to welcome more than five hundred visitors. At five hundred thousand visitors each year. So they come from every part of the country, but every part of the world to we have people from Korea from Japan, we have people from Brazil, so many different countries, which are not used to our winter. So that's the kind of exotic for them. So really, really proud. You make that carnival become that big. And we welcome many many delegations want, you know, more about how we built this carnival and is celebrating which is but. Well, if people from Rio de Janeiro can show up and have a good time. Then I think rich Richmond Virginia people can probably get here and enjoy too. It's funny. Melanie because while we've been on the air this morning, and describing the the snow that's coming down right now. Even while we're talking and sleeping in the ice hotel last night with the ice sculptures, and the major decorations there I've been texted by a lot of people who said I've always wanted to go to Canada. And I haven't been at I texted back and said, well, why not it's it's not that far away. It's relatively cheap flight, isn't it? Yes. In for you at this time, while the money is really good for you. So it's really cheap for you to come here in Canada. And that's the big that's a big country as you can see everything in one week when people come from Montreal to Montreal pardon. They ask us. What can I do in one day? Can I do to halt to attack Montreal and Quebec the insurance? No, you have to come more than one day to see everything. But Quebec City has something really really charming every part of the year. But especially during wintertime because. The Saint Lawrence river is amazing. You will be able to see if your hair on Sunday the races on the Saint Lawrence river. But isn't the river frozen, extreme sports? I it's it's it has been born it has been launched by carnival in one thousand nine hundred fifty five, but is isn't the river frozen. How do they canoe in the frozen river? They are kind of crazy days water dares ice. There's snow. There's win. They don't know. How it's going to happen. Every single race is different. So they are ready for everything they are training from September to under that river a to be able to turn to beat a champion of that race. Well,."