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[QC] Extravagant Shows and Events of the Québec Winter Carnival

[QC] Extravagant Shows and Events of the Québec Winter Carnival

The Quebéc Winter Carnival is a widely known event filled with a wide range of fun holiday activities for all ages. The carnival originally came to life in France to relieve the harsh conditions of winter but now it has become a visitors’ favourite holiday annual festival of Québec. From the tasty maple drinks and food featured to the games, competitions and performances of all kinds, this is a must-visit carnival.

Date: Saturday, February 7th – Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Carnival Parade (Feb 8th & 15th)

The Parade is back with more shows and events than ever! Enjoy a variety of artistic performances such as circus arts, media arts, a rock show, dances and much more we yet to know about! Visitors are awed by each year’s parade so be sure not to miss out on this parade.

Admission: Free

Ice Sculpture Workshop (Feb 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th)

Well-known master sculptors such as Marc Lepire will be holding ice sculpture workshops for groups of 2 to 4 people. So grab yourself a bunch of friends or family members and take on the unique experience of carving your very own ice block. Just to top things off, there will be all-you-can-drink hot chocolate for the participants.

Admission: $79 per groups of 2-4

Canoe Race (Feb 9th)

The canoe race is one of the main infamous events of the Québec Winter Carnival. An incredibly fun event whether you want to be part of the race or just watch people compete. This year over 60 teams will be going head to head in one of four classes: Elite Men’s, Elite Women’s, Competitive and Sport. Additionally, there are also pre-race events, food, music and live entertainment to wow the visitors of all ages.

Other Events

If you thought the carnival is limited to three events you are very wrong. Each year there are many side events, shows and games available in addition to the main three events above. For instance, did you know you can try dog sledding at this carnival? Moreover, you can explore an ice castle that features lots of rooms made entirely out of ice

VIP Experience


Want the luxury of VIP seats, the forefront of VIP stands, access to free bar service? Then purchase a VIP Experience ticket! For an additional $19.99 you can also get a Carnival polar blanket to keep you warm. There are two types of VIP Experiences available to purchase including the VIP canoe race and VIP Carnival Parade.

Ticket Pricing:

  • Carnival Parade: $73.05
  • Canoe Race: $50

The holidays are upon us so it’s time to put away your worries and celebrate the many festivals of winter including the Santa Clause paradesFestival of Trees and much more. And when it comes to winter festivals, the Québec Winter Carnival (Official website) is a great place to start since it covers a wide range of varying festivities.
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