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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. On regular sale for $20 taxes included at participating Couche-Tard stores or in our online store (service and shipping fees extra).
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.
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).
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.
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.