BARBEGAZI is a crazy fun winter festival that goes down in the middle of the city. It’s the go-to event for winter sports enthusiasts, with fun activities for the whole family that’ll keep you warm.
However, mystery remains around BARBEGAZI. Who is he? Where’s he from? We had a talk with Tribu Expérientiel, the agency which found him and convinced him to come over to Canada eight years ago.
We’ve been seeing BARBEGAZI around Canada for the past eight years. Where’d he come from?
BARBEGAZI is a Yeti-like mythical creature that was born in the Franco-Swiss Alps. This expert mountaineer spent his days in the caves that connect the Alpine summits. His large feet allow him to navigate powder snow like he was wearing snowshoes, and the rumour goes that his favourite pastime is to ride avalanches!
How do you recognize BARBEGAZI?
BARBEGAZI’s look is as distinctive as the festival he lent his name to! His frozen beard and blue-grey colour are unmistakable, especially when you catch him trying new tricks on his snowskate.
Why is BARBEGAZI only seen during winter?
He disappears as soon as the snow starts to melt to protect his beautiful frozen beard from melting. However, he makes sure to make the first tracks as soon as fresh snow hits the ground when winter starts.
If his main mission is to fight against winter hibernation, BARBEGAZI mostly enjoys being with fellow winter enthusiasts.