Quebec Winter Carnival

Québec Winter Carnival


The largest and oldest winter carnival in the world, the Quebec Winter Carnival is a must-see event that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Tens of thousands of people from all over participate in the many activities taking place mainly outdoors, under the leadership of Bonhomme Carnaval, the king of the party.

Image Credit: © Simon Armstrong, Destination Québec cité

  • Product ID QC04YQB
  • Vacation Style Canada, Quebec, Seasonal, SIC Tour, Winter
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
    All about the Québec Winter Carnival.

    2024 Quebec Winter Carnival Date:

    January 25th to February 11th

    Video courtesy of Bonjour Québec

    Tour Highlights

    February 3 to 12, 2023 / Everyday – All Day

    • St. Lawrence River Boat | Fairmont Chateau Frontenac
    • Old Quebec | Montreal City | VIA Rail

    About Your Trip

    Get ready to tick off an other item on your bucket list!

    Come and visit Quebec City and discover the largest winter carnival in the world. Enjoy the parade, shows and so much more!
    Experience the unique Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) and enjoy the snow sliding tour at Valcartier no matter your age.Be immersed in Quebec’s cuisine, immerse in carnival’s energy, and relive the cobblestone street’s history and magnificent architecture to indulge in French chansons.


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    1. Day 1 Arrival Quebec City

      Upon arrival, transfer to the Downtown city centre. Don’t forget to taste traditional Quebec meat pie with Pea soup or Poutine with sugar pie. Enjoy the night.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (5 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 Quebec City - Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier - Quebec City

      Today we are heading to rural Quebec City; first, we will pass The Montmorency  Falls and the world-famous Shrine with beautiful architecture; later arrive Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel), every year they used around 500 tons of ice and 40,000 tons of snow to build those spectacular architecture ice sculptures, you can join the tour or wander around at your own pace to see the Grand Hall, the chapel, ice bar, big slide, hotel room and themed suites; you can take a break and warm up by a fireplace while you are holding the ice glass sip a signature cocktail. Later on, experience and enjoy the snow slide at Village Vacances Valcartier. Here has the largest winter playground in North American; whatever Inner tube slides or snow rafting, over 35 snow slides wait for you to explore it. Afternoon, back Quebec City, you can walk to Lower town and Quartier Petit Champlain enjoy shopping.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (5 ) or more selective

    3. Day 3 Quebec Winter Carnival

      Let us experience the Quebec Winter Carnival, a great event and largest winter carnival in the world!  Since the beginning of our French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular. In here, using your Carnival Pass to see lots of programs, shows, snow sculptures, night parades, dancing, traditional Quebec foods, drink, Sport, Dog Sled, and many cultural activate, that is a unique lifetime experience you won’t miss it.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (5 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 Quebec City - Home

      Today, enjoy the view of the St. Lawrence River from Dufferin Terrace by the Chateau Frontenac or continue your winter carnival explore or photo with winter carnival mascot “Bonhomme” or many unique ice sculptures; later, we are head for home with a fully unforgettable experience.

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