Bonhomme Carnaval

Bonhomme is the official representative of the Quebec Winter Carnival. Snow-white and clad in the distinctive red tuque and arrow sash of Québécois heroes, Bonhomme embodies our people's joie de vivre!

On each Carnival opening night, the mayor of Quebec City gives Bonhomme the Key to the City, symbolically confirming his role as King of the festivities. Our Bonhomme is a a proud symbol of winter tourism across the world.

Learn more about Bonhomme

First name: Bonhomme
Last name: Carnaval
Year of birth: 1954
City of birth: Quebec City
Height: 7 feet
Weight: 400 pounds of compacted snow
Favourite colors: White and red
Favourite treats: Ice cream and sorbet
Distinctive motion: Lifing his leg
Best friends: Fans of winter!
Childhood friend: Santa Claus
Greatest quality: Joie de vivre
Famous words: Merry Carnival!
Biggest dream: Reverse global warming
Notoriety: Public personality most spontaneously associated with Quebec City

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