COVID-19 forces the 67th Winter Carnival to adapt

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Bonhomme Carnaval and the 67th Quebec Winter Carnival are going virtual in 2021! Every day until 7 p.m., from Feb. 5 to 14, people can visit the six ice towers, admire the sculptures along the ice and snow route, film their snow bath challenge and post it on social media before returning home to enjoy programs on the Winter Carnival YouTube channel.

The ongoing pandemic has forced Winter Carnival organizers to make some major changes and go mostly virtual for the first time in the event’s 67-year history. From Feb. 5 to 14, Carnival-goers can discover Quebec City’s iconic winter magic from the comfort of their homes on the Carnival YouTube channel, #ColdOrNot, I’m Going!