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Six Stations for the Best View of the Parade!



Six Stations for the Best View of the Parade!

Quebec City, January 30, 2019—The Quebec Winter Carnival invites all visitors to rally at specific stations along the Parade route, which spans from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec to place George-V. These stations offer the best view of the show. As a reminder, the new, reimagined Parade features five dynamic sequences that include both a core scene designed by collaborating artists and roving entertainment. The stations are located precisely where where the scenes will stop for a five-minute performance. Some stations also feature entertainment before the Parade begins.


To Each Their Station!
Spectators are free to choose the station that suits them best. The Parade begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and 16, and is expected to last about 45 minutes for spectators who remain at the same spot throughout. Performances at each station are identical, and all scenes will stop at each station once.


Before the Parade starts, some stations will also offer entertainment on one side of the street to help visitors stay warm. Effigy owners get access to special privileges. Here are the stations and their locations:


1.    Station 1—Grande Allée Est, in front of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

North side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.

South side, station presented by Loto-Québec

•    Open access.

•    Entertainment from 6 p.m. onwards: Two local artists get fired up! These flamemongers shape fire and light up the night to a chorus of ooos and aaas while a DJ adds a musical touch to the atmosphere. Click here for a demo.

•    Privilege for Effigy wearers: Free gourmet hot chocolate offered in association with Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Casino de Charlevoix. *


2.    Station 2—Grande Allée Est, at the corner of avenue Cartier

North side, station presented by the Government of Québec

•    Open access.

•    Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. onwards: Beings from another world visit the Carnival to get the crowd dancing! Sci fi atmosphere and lighting, a SpatioQuiz about healthy habits and Carnival, and other sidereal curiosities await you. 

South side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.


3.    Station 3—Grande Allée Est, at the corner of avenue De Salaberry

North side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.

South side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.


4.    Station 4—Grande Allée Est, at the corner of avenue Saint-Laurent

North side, station presented by Videotron

•    Open access.

•    Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. onwards.

•    Privilege for Effigy wearers: Free hot chocolate. *

•    This station features a Videotron VIP zone for 300 people. To learn how to access this zone, head over to Chop Your Log Presented by Videotron at Jos’ Camp.

South side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.


5.    Station 5—530, Grande Allée Est

North side, station presented by Hydro-Québec

•    Open access.

•    Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. onwards: The Loto-Québec Radiant Forest is ready to host Parade spectators and to keep them comfortable. Warm up by the fires!

•    Privilege for Effigy wearers: Free hot chocolate. *

South side

Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.


6.    Station 6—Place George-V

North side—VIP stands

•    Access limited to ticket holders. This section is sold out.

South side

•    Open access. No entertainment prior to the Parade.

* Free, while stocks last.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE  ACCESS OF THE PARADE AND DETAILS OF THE STATIONS.

RTC: Shuttle 430 in Operation on Parade Nights

Shuttle 430 departs from boulevard de l’Atrium in Charlesbourg (parking lot of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, 55e Rue Ouest) and heads towards Quebec City Upper Town. A shuttle will depart every 15 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will drop customers near Grande Allée, at the corner of rue Jacques-Parizeau and rue Turnbull. This corner is also where people can get onboard a return shuttle between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.


Our Thanks to Our Partners

We thank our major partners: Loto-Québec, Christie, the SAQ, Hydro-Québec and Videotron. We also thank Sleeman Breweries, Laurier Québec, DuProprio, Discount, Alex Coulombe ltée, St‐Hubert, Ungava Spirits Co., Solotech and the Association des chefs d’entreprise du Québec.


The Carnival also enjoys the support of Ville de Québec, Québec City Tourism, the Government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions and Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Québec through the Secrétariat à la Capitale Nationale and the ministère du Tourisme.


We thank the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Ville de Québec and the Port of Québec for hosting us on their sites. We also thank the Société des traversiers du Québec, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale, our media partners, our collaborators, our service providers and our hotel partners including Delta Quebec Hotel, Hilton Quebec Hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec and Château Laurier. Finally, we thank our many volunteers, whose implication is critical to our success.



The 65th Quebec Winter Carnival takes place from February 8 to 17, 2019.


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 Source : 
 Carnaval de Québec
 
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