Gaspésie >> The Coast >> Opti-Neige


From February 21 to 23, 2014

Opti-Neige is a snow sculpture contest initiated and sponsored by Club Optimiste de Matane. Throughout the years, this activity has become a main event in Matane and one of the most important activities in Quebec considering its quality and the number of snow sculptures. Winner of the prize “event of the year” in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011 during Galas de l'excellence de la chambre de commerce région de Matane, Opti-Neige is a huge winter festival which has gained respectability and aroused much interest from a growing number of festival-goers. More than 20,000 persons take part in the different free activities: shows for the whole family, inflatable games, sugar shack, sleigh ride, snow bath and a magnificent firework in Baie des Capitaines on Rivière Matane. Opti-Neige reaches a crowd coming from the region (Bas-St-Laurent, Vallée de la Matapédia, Gaspésie and Haute-Gaspésie), the province and northern New-Brunswick. Each year, about thirty teams of sculptors take part in the festival and renowned sculptors have testified that Opti-Neige has no cause to be envious from other contest since it distinguishes itself with the quality of the sculptures and the beauty of the site.


166, St-Georges
Québec, Canada
G4W 2B4

Page Facebook
Phone : 418-562-4665
Fax : 418-562-2445


From February 21 to 23, 2014


Free access to the site

Services on site
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Free Outdoor ParkingFree Outdoor Parking

  • Family Activities / Entertainment


Gaspésie Travel guide


The Gaspésie region

Page Facebook de Global Réservation
Tourisme Qubec Gaspsie Travel guide