With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, our Canadian friends are readying themselves for some chilly action. Québec – Canada’s only city with a predominantly French-speaking population – is the home of ice canoeing. This unusual sport was originally a means of transport when too much ice prevented ferries from crossing the St Lawrence River.
Today ice canoeing is a competitive sport which involves crews of five. Teams have to alternate between pushing their canoes across icy parts of the river and rowing against currents of four knots, tides of over 4.5m and ice blocks blowing furiously towards them! Try for yourself on an ice canoe excursion offered by Québec Ice Canoeing. Québec Ice Canoeing kindly shared these remarkable photos with Women4Adventure. See below and be inspired.