The celebration of the original carnival is not a traditional celebration in North America; however, it has festivities of a similar nature. In addition, some of the countries that make up this side of the continent have integrated Caribbean carnival festivities into their calendar of celebrations, which has generated events of great caliber.
The Montreal Caribbean Carnival is anannual celebration held in the city of Montreal, Canada. This event is known as Carifiesta and is a celebration that commemorates all the nationalities of the Caribbean in one big party with typical Caribbean elements.
The Winterlude is a winter festival held every year since 1979 in the city of Ottawa. Today the festivities are run and organized by the Department of Canadian Heritage or Department of Canadian Heritage.