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The 67th Quebec Winter Carnival will take place from February 5 to 14, 2021 in Québec City and on its new Carnival Youtube Channel.
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..
There will be no event site. For the 2021 edition, instead of offering a festive hub where all the activities are centralized in one place, the Carnival will take place in many locations of Québec City with viewing Routes, making it possible to divide the number of visitors and avoid large gatherings, and a Virtual Program on YouTube. This strategy will also enable the Carnival to stimulate and support the local economy, notably in collaboration with the main commercial streets in Quebec City.
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. On regular sale for $20 taxes included at participating Couche-Tard stores or in our online store (service and shipping fees extra).
There will be no event sites this year. The works of ice and snow are contemplative and of free access on the arteries of Quebec City for the walkers who will take to the air. There will therefore be no indoor place to warm up.
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!
Not only is Bonhomme unique, he’s also made entirely of snow! So not surprisingly, there are no Bonhomme costumes for sale or rent. For any other Carnival souvenirs, we invite you to visit the Carnival Boutique or purchase our products on site during the event.
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.
The decision not to have a Parade this year was made based on government and public health regulations, which unfortunately don’t allow large gatherings at this time.
There will be no event sites this year. The works of ice and snow are contemplative and of free access on the arteries of Quebec City for the walkers who will take to the air.
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. On regular sale for $20 taxes included at participating Couche-Tard stores or in our online store (service and shipping fees extra).
Use the interactive map on the Program page of our website to geolocate and find parking spaces nearby. Public transportation is still the best way to get to our sites.
Use the interactive map on the Program page of our website to find the exact locations of the sculptures throughout the city.
Since there will be no closed site, our installations are outdoor and the current regulations require the wearing of masks in indoor locations only, it is not mandatory to wear a mask to visit the ephemeral works of Carnival. However, the regulations may change in the meantime and we will adapt as needed.
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. It is your responsibility to keep your Effigy and discount booklet or your ticket. Also, if you can’t use your discounts for any reason, no refund will be offered. The Quebec Winter Carnival is not responsible for Effigies or tickets that are lost, stolen or destroyed. In the event of force majeure where the event is cancelled in full, no refund will be possible. As mentioned above, the Effigy is not a pass this year. Regarding Effigy Dollars, if the coupons can’t be honoured due to the temporary closure of businesses due to Covid-19, the coupon validation period may be extended. A communication will be sent to coupon holders regarding this situation.
Various criteria required by la Santé publique will be applied rigorously.
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. Certain Terms and Conditions apply. Visit the Effigy tab of our website to find participating businesses at www.carnaval.qc.ca.
The Quebec Winter Carnival is not responsible for honouring the coupons included with the Effigy. They have no cash value and are non-refundable.