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.

The Tourisme Outaouais visitor region is on Rivière des Outaouais’ north shore, on the Ontario provincial line. From Fort-Coulonge, Montebello, Maniwaki and Gatineau to Ottawa, the Tourisme Outaouais visitor region is a sparkling blend of activities just waiting for you to experience. Château Montebello, Cap Santé, Parc Omega, Parc de la Gatineau, Parc national de Plaisance, Arbraska Laflèche, Nordik Spa-Nature, HorizonX Rafting, Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve, Coulonge Falls, the Rideau Canal and Lac-Leamay Casino are but a few of the Outaouais region’s many outstanding attractions.

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