OH, THE WONDER AND COLOUR OF SNOW!
As a multi-cultural nation with ancient societies at its core, Canada is home to a wealth of soul-nourishing festivals that celebrate the past and foster a new vision for the future. Old traditions from a multitude of nations are combined with modern ideas to create new customs that enrich this nation as a whole. Canada's festivals amaze, inspire, and delight its residents as well as those who visit.
Held in a city that is often touted as a "piece of Europe in North America", the Quebec Winter Carnival combines the distinctive heritage of New France with contemporary fun to create an unforgettable experience for people of any age, taste, and background.
Officiated by Bonhomme, the snowman who comes to life each year to become the carnival's ambassador, the Quebec Winter Carnival has sparked a worldwide love affair with all that is Nordic.
Obverse: Crowned Portrait - Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Quebec Winter Carnival
Denomination - 50 cents
Alloy - Sterling Silver - Proof
Weight - 9.30g
Diameter - 27.13mm
Edge - Reeded
The coin is encapsulated and presented in the original Royal Canadian Mint multi-coloured printed card folder.