The 67th Carnival is a continuation of the new vision, but adapted to the exceptional situation due to the pandemic. It will focus its efforts on the traditional and essential elements that have always been part of its DNA: to break the gloom of winter and stimulate the local economy. The socio-economic impacts of the current situation require a collaborative community effort and the 2021 Carnival is responding with a new formula that we hope will provide enjoyment and support the economy, all while respecting health and safety measures.
The party will therefore be condensed into 10 days and take place mainly on Québec City’s commercial streets in the heart of several neighbourhoods. All sites are accessible free of charge. 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. The 67th Carnival will also be presented on the new Carnival YouTube Channel, which will offer dynamic virtual programming with activities that can be enjoyed at home.