Canada: Why the Ice Canoe Races in Quebec City are Crazy

Ice Canoe Races in Quebec City. Photo by Wake and Wander.
Ice Canoe Races in Quebec City. Photo by Wake and Wander.

Something I did not know before February: There are people on this Earth who train all year to race across a frozen river in a canoe.

With the photos and video to prove it, I can tell you honestly that it’s one of the most insane sporting events I have ever seen. Move over skydiving and Mexican cliff jumping — ice canoe racing takes the cake here.

This year’s event took place yesterday at the Quebec Winter Carnival. Click here to read the four reasons it blew my mind on Travel and Escape.

Here’s that crazy cliff jump:

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One Comment Add yours

  1. There is no way I would cliff dive blindfolded like that, I do think I could convince myself to try the frozen river though. haha crazy people!

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