Unique in the world, ice canoeing is practiced only in Quebec and is part of the intangible heritage of La Belle Province. It is the most original and safe way to play on the St. Lawrence River in winter.

Formerly an essential means of transportation in winter, ice canoeing is now both a leisure activity and a colorful competition event, approaching extreme sport. Just think of the famous ice canoe races during the Quebec Winter Carnival!

This original activity is practiced in small groups of five canoeists who move on the water with the help of large oars and on the ice with crampons.

Facing Quebec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River is the Tourisme Chaudieres-Appalaches visitor region, renowned for the wonderful diversity of its landscapes. Le Massif du Sud Regional Park proposes forest escapades on assorted hiking trails, with nights in boreal or ready-to-camp tents. Winding your way along its lakes and rivers takes you out to admire lovely waterfalls and untouched beaches. On foot, by bicycle or canoe, discover Frontenac National Park and the majestic Grand Lac Saint-François. What could be nicer than a sugar shack, after a busy day in the great outdoors? With all its beautiful maple trees, imagine the fall colours you could take in on your next hike or canoe trip.

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