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.

Set out to discover the Tourisme Nunavik visitor region, and all the immensity of the tundra and taiga north of the 55th parallel. Known as Northern Quebec’s Arctic region, among other attractions Nunavik has countless lakes sculpted by glaciers, as well as Pingualuit Crater. The Inuit, Aboriginal Canadians who rely on hunting and fishing, gladly share their traditions and culture with you, guiding you around Nunavik on foot, by dog-sled or snowmobile, and taking you out to see the magnificent aurora borealis in one of Nunavut’s three Quebec National Parks ? Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq. The habitat of seals, polar bears, snowy owls, wolves, caribou and many northern bird species, this virgin territory spans 507,000 sq. km across Northern Quebec.

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