Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec.
In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix. The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale. One of these was the most extraordinary athletic event we’ve ever witnessed: The Ice Canoe Race on the St. Lawrence River. As we watched from the shore, about a dozen or more crews hustled and pushed specially built canoes over and around ice floes. Triangular course went from one side of the river to the other; the “professional teams” had to make two complete circuits. Click here for a clip from our eyewitness account.
Now we have more expansive coverage, thanks to our good friends at QuebecRegion. Have a look; it is clearly an impressive experience for participants and observers alike. Recall this video when you are complaining about the heat and humidity of next August.