The 67th Quebec Winter Carnival, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, will include exciting activities mainly in the commercial streets of Quebec City. In response to the current situation, the Carnival has decided to decentralize its activities by offering 7 event venues in neighbourhoods and close to stores, all with the proper sanitary and circulation control measures. All sites will be accessible free of charge. This year the Effigy, the traditional emblem of the Carnival, rather than offering access to the events will Effigy Dollars, which are discount coupons with a minimum purchase to be redeemed at participating merchants. A Ice and Snow Route and a dynamic virtual program with activities that can be enjoyed at home will complete this extraordinary 2021 presentation.
A Carnival BY and FOR Quebeckers
The neighbourhoods of Limoilou, Saint-Roch, Saint-Sauveur, Montcalm, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Vieux-Québec and the Place Jean-Béliveau will host the 7 event sites for the Carnival 2021. In this split version of the Carnival, each site will offer most or all of the following activities:
- A Loto-Québec Ice Tower: this year Bonhomme’s Palace will be broken into ice blocks, divided into 7 large-scale ice towers that will house 7 colourful and astonishing worlds inspired by the neighbourhoods where they take place
- An Oreo Slide of close to 50 feet, made of ice, and integrated into each neighbourhood’s environment, with a nod to the original sliding site
- Modelled on Jos’ Camp activities, either the Videotron Axe Throwing or the Videotron Trad Dance Revolution, inspired by the popular Dance Dance Revolution game, where participants can swing to the rhythm of traditional dance and compete live against players in other neighbourhoods
A Route of 100 Ice and Snow Sculptures, Presented by Scotiabank
Through our new partnership with Scotiabank, over 100 ice and snow sculptures, and the artists at work, can be admired before and during the event on the Scotiabank Ice and Snow Route! Constantly evolving until the end of the Carnival, the route will connect the event sites by passing through Grande Allée street, the Petit Champlain district, Maguire avenue and the Old Port of Quebec City. To make it even more fun, a game accessible with your mobile phone will also be available. The more sculptures participants see, the more points they can collect. But you should know that the lower the temperature is, the more points you can collect. A little reward those who are truly “stronger than the cold!”