ICE CANOE RACE at Quebec City Carnival (le Grand Défi des Glaces)


One of the most exciting events of Quebec’s
Winter Carnival was the ice canoe race. This event is exactly what it sounds like.
Teams hit the frigid waters of the Saint Lawrence river with their canoes and race through a
mix of ice, slush and water. Originally, a means of winter transport, ice
canoeing has become a sport for the bold and brave. Having had the chance to try this ourselves
we had some serious respect for the teams competing. Here is a look at this legendary event.

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