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Access to the parade 



Six Stations for the Best View of the Parade!

  • February 9 and 16
  • Parade begins at 7 p.m.
  • Entertainment at some stations from 6 p.m. onwards
  • Route: Along Grande Allée, between avenue des Érables and place George-V
  • Total duration of the Parade: Approx. 45 minutes

Check Out the Parade Route.

* We promised some adjustments for next Saturday’s Parade, and we’ve heard your comments. We’re going to tighten up the whole Parade for better flow and timely performances. The Parade will also be more lively thanks to entertainment and interaction across the entire route. Finally, we’ll give you more music to party to. Thank you!*

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To Each Their Station!

Visitors are invited to rally at specific stations along the Parade route. 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 the scenes will stop for a five-minute performance.

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.
  • 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.


RTC: Shuttle 430 In Operation on Parade Nights

Information regarding shuttle 430:

  • Departure from Charlesbourg—édifice de l’Atrium on 55e Rue Ouest
  • In operation on Parade nights (February 9 and 16, 2019)
  • Departures for Upper Town from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (stops near Grand Théâtre)
  • Frequency: every 15 minutes
  • Return trips to the parking lot of édifice de l’Atrium starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m.

Take the bus! Click here for details.