What is the Effigy?
Since 1955, the Effigy has been on the Quebec Winter Carnival’s main sources of funding. It is required to access most of our sites and activities. Each year, a new Effigy to the likeness of Bonhomme Carnaval is created to be worn as a pendent on your coat throughout the event.
Visitors 8 years old or older must wear the Effigy to access Carnival sites.
The Effigy is made and packaged in Quebec.
Where to buy Effigies
The 2018 Effigy is available for exclusive presale in Couche-Tard locations of the Quebec City area. You may also buy it online at The Point of Sale. From January 1 onwards, the Effigy will be available for its regular price ($15). Starting January 9, the Effigy will be available only in participating Couche-Tard locations in the Quebec City area and at the Carnival Shop. Finally, from January 26 until the end of the 2018 Carnival, the Effigy will be available at the entrance of Carnival sites on top of its other sales points.
You could win $1000 in travel credit with Groupe Voyages Québec
When you purchase the Effigy, you get the chance to win $1000 in travel credit with Groupe Voyages Québec! To participate, fill in the online form by writing down your contact information and your contest promo code. This promo code can be found on the back of the last page of the Effigy booklet, which is packaged alongside the Effigy.
When purchasing the Effigy, enjoy many attractive promotions in the discount booklet that comes with it.
The participating businesses for the Carnival 2018:
Discount to the Effigy wearers
The Carnival Effigy comes bundled with a booklet featuring various discounts, and the Effigy itself also grants you rebates in various businesses during the Carnival.
Here’s a list of businesses offering discounts to those wearing the 2018 Effigy:
- Le Grand Café: 15% off your purchase during the Carnival;
- LB Laser: 15% off your purchase during the Carnival;
- Tuscanos: 15% off your purchase during the Carnival.
Effigies are offered at a discounted rate of $13 each (taxes included) to groups of 20 people or more (online store only).
Full Carnival Pass
For just $ 45, enjoy an all-inclusive Carnival experience!
The Pass includes:
- An Effigy
- A Carnival tuque
- A stick of maple taffy
- A coffee or a hot chocolate
- A caribou (a traditional Carnival drink) or a non-alcoholic drink
Experience the Night Parades or the Canoe Race as a VIP! Enjoy the best seats in the house, a joyful atmosphere, free bar service and other surprises. For more information, consult ticketing.
Ordering previous Effigies
If you wish to order effigies from a previous edition of the Quebec Winter Carnival, please contact us by email at email@example.com from March 2017. It is not possible to order Effigies in December, January and February. Thank you for your understanding!