The Carnival is the place for a winter reunion with the family!
Discover the games and shows. Fun for the whole family!
Arctic Spas Village
Spas at the Carnival? Incredible! Three spas and a sauna welcome Carnival-goers for a moment of winter relaxation! Come to the Carnival to discover Scandinavian customs in your bathing suit. Tuque, bathing suit and towel mandatory.
Do you love Beaver Tails sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon? These treats are very popular. Why not try one when you visit Place Desjardins?
Calgary Flapjack Breakfast
Once again this year, the delegation from Calgary will be offering a free western-style breakfast to the whole population. On the menu: pancakes and sausages with good hot coffee!
Closing ceremony and Departure of Bonhomme – a Loto-Québec event
The last Sunday of the Carnival, attend the Closing Ceremony and wave goodbye to Bonhomme.
Giant Table-Soccer Game
Be part of a 9-person team and play a real table soccer game…on the human scale! As in the real game, the players are attached together in rows of three to long metal rods that cross the field. They can only move sideways, if they all agree on which way! On the weekends, a funny referee hosts the game and makes sure that everything goes as planned. Each game has room for eighteen participants.
There is a new addition this year: the Hydro-Québec floor hockey rink! Everyone is invited to come practice our national sport in the heart of the Carnival, on the Plains of Abraham.
Mr. Christie/KRAFT Village
A magnificent site for the kids… Bonhomme Carnaval has created a magic world designed especially for the little ones. Bring the whole family for a very entertaining experience.
Night Parades in Collaboration with Loto-Québec
The winter celebration takes to the streets before close to 100,000 live spectators and 400,000 television viewers. Marching bands, clowns and amusements of all kinds are also part of the show. Every year Bonhomme closes the parade on a new float built to his tastes. This is a golden opportunity to experience the magic of the Carnival and see the Carnival atmosphere at its best.
Major chills fight it out! The public is on hand to applaud the brave bathers. Those who are sensitive to the cold should abstain! Seventy-five courageous souls confront the cold and snow with only one weapon : a bathing suit. Three dips in the snow are planned, with a return to warmth between each. These courageous participants come out of the event with new energy and the feeling of having conquered the forces of nature.
St-Hubert Derby (Qualifications)
Come see these horse handlers qualifying for the race on the Plains of Abraham.
TELUS International Snow Sculpture Competition
The Next Generation Component
At Zone Loto-Québec, come and admire the work of young Québec artists! About a dozen teams from the 4 corners of Québec and a variety of schools bring blocks of snow to life. Snow sculpture has been part of Québec culture for many years. Presented by Loto-Québec.
Québec and Canadian Components
Place Desjardins becomes an exhibition grounds where you can admire Québec and Canadian sculptures. A real treat for the eyes!
The Plains of Abraham turns into a giant open-air museum where sculptors from around the world bring blocks of snow to life. Snow sculpture has been part of Québec culture for many years.
People’s Choice: Award Ceremony and Flag Parade
Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite sculpture. The principle is easy: voting clerks simply take notes when they ask visitors to make their choices. The votes are counted and a winner is named. There are several categories, including the People’s Choice, the Carnival Excellence Award, etc. Then the awards are presented to the winners, followed by the Flag Ceremony.
TELUS Technologique Zone
Experience moments you’ll never forget with your pint-sized sculptors and watch snow come to life. Strike a pose among the snow sculptures and leave with a souvenir to share. Comeon down to the Zone technologique TELUS on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. Express your inner sculptor!
Camping in the middle of winter? An unforgettable Carnival experience! Horizon 5 Plein Air offers you a unique experience in its tents every weekend, directly on the Plains of Abraham! For reservation of more infomation: click HERE!
On the Plains of Abraham in Place Desjardins, the Tent is the Carnival service area: food, carnival souvenirs of all kinds, baby changing table and much more.
The Sépaq is everywhere in Quebec. Come discover what the largest nature and outdoor network in Quebec has to offer all year round.