Message from dignitaries

Message from the Prime Minister of Canada

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to everyone attending the 2018 Quebec Winter Carnival.

The Quebec Winter Carnival, which has been organized in its modern form since 1955, is the place to be to celebrate winter in an exciting and unrivaled atmosphere. Over the years, this event has become the premier destination for carnival enthusiasts from near and far, and offers a thousand and one reasons to enjoy the very best of winter. I am certain that participants will enjoy the many sporting, recreational and cultural activities that showcase Québec City’s historical and architectural heritage.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the organizers on their great work and wish you all an unforgettable carnival.


The Rt. Hon. Justin P. J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada

Message from the Mayor

From 1955, when Bonhomme Carnaval made his first public appearance, right up until our brand new interactive Ice Palace, every year the Québec Winter Carnival has managed to surprise us, amuse us and let us discover a thousand and one ways to enjoy all the fun of winter.

From January 26 to February 11, come out and celebrate the wintry atmosphere and festive nature of Québec City, in the spirit of our slogan l’accent d’Amérique. Along with our timeless classics, there are plenty of new features that will appeal to the young and the not-so-young alike. Laughter and pure enjoyment guaranteed!

Régis Labeaume
Mayor of Québec City 

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