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The 68th Quebec Winter Carnival will take place from February 4 to 13, 2022.
Online on our website or in our store at the Quebec Winter Carnival office, 205 Boul. des Cèdres, Quebec City (QC) G1L 1N8, Canada. Note that this store will only be open from January to February 14, 2021, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
This year the Effigy, the traditional emblem of the Carnival, rather than offering access to the events will offer Effigy Dollars, which are discount coupons with a minimum purchase to be redeemed at participating merchants. This initiative is again aimed at stimulating purchases in local stores. In addition to getting the iconic figurine as a souvenir, Carnival visitors who purchase the Effigy will receive a value of more than $100 in discount coupons per Effigy . As added value, more promotional coupons will be added to this offer, such as discounts and exclusive offers on winter activities in locations outside Quebec City.
Game books are available on our website in the Teachers section. You can print them and make photocopies for your students. You can also order old Effigies and posters by writing to bonhomme@carnaval.qc.ca. You will need to pay $0.25 per old Effigy, in addition to shipping costs.
Call 1 866 422-7628 for information on the Carnival.
This year, the downloadable and printable program is only available online, as of January 2021 in the Program section of our website. Visit the Program section to see all the activities offered in our interactive map!
Of course! Effigies from previous years are available for $0.25 each (plus shipping costs). You can call 418-626-3716 or write to bonhomme@carnaval.qc.ca to request them. For example, some school boards want Effigies to organize a Carnival in their schools. Some people also collect the Effigies.
This year the Effigy, the traditional emblem of the Carnival, rather than offering access to the events will offer Effigy Dollars, which are discount coupons with a minimum purchase to be redeemed at participating merchants. This initiative is again aimed at stimulating purchases in local stores. In addition to getting the iconic figurine as a souvenir, Carnival visitors who purchase the Effigy will receive a value of more than $100 in discount coupons per Effigy . As added value, more promotional coupons will be added to this offer, such as discounts and exclusive offers on winter activities in locations outside Quebec City.
No, it won't be possible this year, but Bonhomme invites people on his YouTube channel.
All purchases of Effigies, ticketed activities and merchandise are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable to a future presentation.
They are two different campaigns, but the goal is actually similar: stimulate the local economy. An Effigy Dollar booklet comes with the purchase of the Effigy with dollar coupons redeemable at participating local businesses. This coupon booklet contains over $100 worth discount coupons with a minimum purchase to be redeemed at participating merchants. A discount booklet is offered as a bonus with the purchase of the Effigy and contains winter discounts and other exclusive privileges for certain businesses and attractions in Quebec City.

The Quebec Winter Carnival is not responsible for honouring the coupons included with the Effigy. They have no cash value and are non-refundable.