The Carnival is awesome nightlife!
Discover the Outdoor Dance Parties at the Ice Palace, check out the SAQ Bistro and dance under the stars while enjoying a wide variety of shows!
Arctic Spas Village
Spas at the Carnival? Incredible! Amidst the trees of Village Arctic Spas, carnival-goers will find three spas and a sauna where they can enjoy a winter rest. Come and warm up in your bathing suit and discover Scandinavian customs. Required materials: bathing suit, mandatory tuque, and towel.
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.
Restaurant Partners’ Campaign
Presented by Doyon cuisine, the Restaurant Partners’ Campaign invites restaurant owners to take part in an incredible happening, “The Restaurant Partners’ Cocktail”. In a happy hour atmosphere at espaces dalhousie, the public will sample succulent hors d’oeuvres and musicians will be on hand to make the occasion even more festive.
On the Plains of Abraham, the SAQ Bistro welcomes you! An invitation to try excellent products in a relaxed atmosphere.
Skating with Bonhomme
Bonhomme, the celebrated ambassador of the festival, is the symbol of the joy that animates all of the Carnival activities. Come and skate with him!
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!
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.