Best time to visit Quebec

Ice Canoeing

Try this if you are brave enough and have high cold resistance

Ice Canoeing in Quebec 2019 - Best Time
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© Pierre Laurin

Imagine canoeing through the ice and freezing water. This one-of-a-kind activity is definitely for the bravest who are not afraid of the challenges of weather and nature.

Every February an ice canoeing competition take place on St. Lawrence River in Quebec City during the legendary Carnaval de Québec. Although, you can try it by yourself at any time during the long Canadian winter.

Quebec City Carnaval Canoe Race 2020
Quebec City Carnaval Canoe Race

St. Lawrence River is the only place in the world that can offer favourable conditions for ice canoeing, with its huge pieces of ice and dynamic water. Participants don't have to be professional athletes but definitely need some training beforehand to complete the race.