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CUEX is going to Quebec City 

World's Largest Winter Carnival

Join Carleton University Exchange Students Association and explore Quebec City in the most magical way possible! This beautiful must-see destination is the heart of French Canada. For a long time a fortified town, the walls that surrounded it still stand the passing of time, encircling the old city's charming streets. Walk through the beautiful wall gates and enter this magical town.

With its distinctive European flair and feel, the cobblestone streets, boutiques, restaurants and old stone buildings make it one of the most picturesque cities in all of Canada. 

Winter Carnival is a time of pure fun. The party atmosphere is everywhere and you will get access to it with the Effigy Pass.

We will have plenty of time to explore the town and enjoy its active nightlife.

 3 days/ 2 nights

from $230 CAD per person

Based on quadruple accommodation.


Transportation, Accommodation, Breakfasts, Tickets to Carnival, 2 nights out, tickets to go snow tubing and much more!

Day by Day




3 PM Bus departs from Carleton University. Relax and enjoy the ride to Quebec City. We will have dinner on the road.


8:30 PM Arrive to our hotel. Check in and get ready for a fun night out.


10:30 PM  Board the bus again and let's go party. The destination? Quebec City's  Dagobert's night club. (

3 AM- Depart from the Club and let's head back to the hotel.



7- 9AM Have some breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a full day of activities. Make sure you get everything you need. We won't be returning to the hotel until late at night.


10 AM Board the bus and let's go downtown. We will arrive to the Terrace Dufferin, right by the Fairmont Frontenac.


10:30 AM 12:45 PM Enjoy the World's largest Carnival and its traditional activities. For more information check out

12:45 PM-1 PM Meet up at the fire by Chateau Frontenac and walk to Monde du Bonhomme.


1 PM-4 PM Free time! You can use your effigy to enter the SAQ Bistro (, Bonhomme’s Ice Palace (, any of the other Carnaval Activities, or to explore Quebec City (


4 PM Meet up at Place George V to explore The DUPROPRIO Ice Village.


5 PM We will disperse for dinner close to Grande Allée (


6:45 PM  Meet up at RENÉ-LÉVESQUE ahd rue MONCTON


7 PM-8 PM  Let's enjoy the Upper Town Night Parade.  The Carnival Night Parade takes over downtown Quebec City, to ignite a spirit of celebration for Carnval’s last weekend.


8 PM-12 AM Let's make it a Pub Night! Join us for a drink and warm up. The bar name and location will be disclosed closer to departure.


10 PM Take our bus and head to the hotel for a well deserved rest.



7- 9 AM  Have some breakfast at the hotel and get ready to check out.



10 AM Check out of the Hotel and bring your bags to the bus. We will depart for a fun day of snowtubing at Valcartier Village, the biggest winter tubing park in North America (Ticket included in price). You can also tour the famous Ice Hotel next door for approximately $22.


11:15 AM Arrive to the Snow tubing park.


4 PM Let's get back on the bus and start our return to Ottawa. We will make a stop along the way for food.


9 PM Arrive to Carleton University.

What's Included

Bus ticket

For this trip we use a Coach bus with TV/ DVD, restrooms, AC, sound systems, air ride. 

You will ride in comfort and style!


2 nights quad* occupancy in  Quebec City.

2 Breakfasts

*This is not the only option. Check our Accommodation Options below

Nights out

Enjoy 2 fun nights out iin downtown Quebec City.

Night 1: Night Club

Night 2: Carnival Parade followed gathering at a Bar in Quebec's Grande Allee

Snow tubing

We will also be heading to North America's biggest snow tubing park. Tickets are also included.

Effigy Pass

We will get you Effigy passes  to enjoy Carnival's activities.

Accommodation Options

In order to make the trip as affordable as possible we provide quadruple accommodations. In this setting, you will share a double/queen size bed with a friend (a maximum of 4 people per room)

Other options include:

Your own bed in triple room ($)

Your own bed in double room ($$)

Your own room ($$$)

Quadruple Accommodation

4 people in room

2 people per bed

No extra charge

Triple Accommodation

3 people in room

your own bed

A little extra ($)

Double Accommodation

2 people in room

1 person per bed

Two little extras ($$)

Single Accommodation

1 person in room

Extra charge


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