The 67th Carnaval de Québec will be taking place from Feb. 5 to 14. While the festival will certainly be different from past years, it will not be any less spectacular!
The programming has adapted to respect health measures and to avoid large gatherings. The 2021 Carnival will display majestic monuments of ice and snow outside. Spread across the streets of Québec City, a hundred sculptures as well as 20-feet tall ice towers, symbolizing the palace of Bonhomme, will amaze young and old walkers.
“ We are extremely proud of this new partnership with the Carnaval de Québec. Manulift has a long history of working with major winter events in Québec City (Red Bull Crashed Ice, Hôtel de Glace, Sculptures Michel Lepire). Each time, Merlo machines have always been essential to their success, ” said Jacob Laberge, Special Market Representative at Manulift.
The Carnival has been using seven telescopic Merlos, including the compact Pano 27.6 and the Pano 38.13 for equipment handling on-site, installing ice blocks, lighting installations, and the movement and installation of extremely delicate ice sculptures. This is the perfect job for Merlo telehandlers, known for their smooth handling, precision, stability and manoeuvrability, even at -30 degrees!
We also tried to contact Bonhomme to find out if he is interested in testing a machine! We will keep you in the loop.
To find out where the monuments will be located, click here – https://carnaval.qc.ca/en/programmation/timetable