Coming this winter: Ice Canoeing Experience

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Jean-Daniel Côté of Strom Spa Nordique–Vieux Québec, Julien Harvey, founder of Canot à Glace Expérience, Martin Lachance of the Office du Tourisme de Québec and Patrick Turcotte of the Port de Québec – all are ready to share an oar as they paddle their ice canoe!

Every February, cheering crowds gather in the Old Port of Quebec City and at Quai Paquet in Lévis for the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race. Spectators often wonder at how these athletes manage to push, pull and row a canoe through rough and freezing waters and over ice floes. Well, wonder no more. The Canot à Glace Expérience now offers this unique sport to the general public. As of Dec.