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Quebec City Ice Canoeing Excursion

Quebec City Ice Canoeing Excursion Packages
Country: Canada
City: Quebec City
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Canoeing

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Quebec City Ice Canoeing Excursion

Tour code: 45672P1

Location: Quebec City, Canada

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

For the ancestors of present-day Quebecers, the ice canoe was a means of transportation between the shores of Quebec City and Levis during the winter months. No other place on our planet has a river of this size where the climate allows for solid ice slabs to cover the water surface and float with the ever-changing currents. As part of the ice canoe excursion, you will be able to row the waters of the St. Lawrence River and jog along the canoe over the crackling ice beneath your feet; all in the middle of the fantastic winter. You will have the impression of being on a giant treadmill while striding in front of a city boasting 400 years’ of history.

An unforgettable journey over the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River awaits you. Each excursion will be unique as it will vary depending on factors such as river currents, temperature, and ice conditions. The river currents reverse direction during the day, adding to the magical experience of ice canoe. Ice canoe can be physically challenging, depending on the effort one devotes to it. One hour on the river is more than enough for an initiation session to this exciting activity. Your experienced guides will adapt the excursion and the itinerary to the physical condition of the participants. Each canoe will be equipped with two experienced guides and will accommodate three clients. Before returning to the departure point, the canoe will pause on an ice field where you can enjoy the view of Old Quebec City and delicious hot chocolate while floating on the river. Your excursion will be filmed with a GoPro(R) camera worn by the skipper of the canoe. You will have the opportunity to leave with the video images of your experience on the St. Lawrence in the heart of Quebec winter.

Many excursions of 3 hours can be offered daily
1. Meet the guides
2. Introductory session to ice canoe history, terminology, basic skills and safety and security while on water (30-45min) 3. Equipment distribution and fit adjustment (30-45min)
4. Practical formation (30-45min)
5. Excursion on the river (1-hour)

All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional guide
Neoprene sock
Neoprene boots
Ice crampons
Personal flotation device
Fully equipped canoe

The listed price does not include a parking fee
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Youth must be accompanied by an adult
Not recommended for pregnant women
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
All passenger shoe size MUST be advised at time of booking
Voucher info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure point Salle du Quai du Cap Blanc - Anse Brown (Port de Québec)

Departure time Sunrise to sunset daily for a 3h activity

Duration 3 hours (approx.)

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