Guided tour

Quebec City: St-Lawrence River Ice Canoeing Experience

Quebec City: St-Lawrence River Ice Canoeing Experience

From US$ 177.59 per person

Experience the thrill of ice canoeing on Quebec City's Saint-Lawrence River. Travel by ice canoe through, over, and around the river's ice-covered waters with an expert guide. Admire panoramic views of the city, and savor a hot chocolate stop halfway.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Try out the unique activity of ice canoeing in Quebec City
  • Sip a local hot chocolate on ice-covered waters
  • Feel the crush of the ice under your handcrafted crampons
  • See panoramic views of the city from the river
Full description
Discover the magic of St Lawrence River as your winter playground on an ice canoeing experience. Perfect for first-timers, this all-inclusive activity is a great introduction to the historical role of ice canoeing in Quebec. Your experience begins near the boat ramp located around a 15-minute drive from downtown Quebec City. On arrival, you will be greeted warmly by your guide. Hear about the ice canoe’s historical role in maritime connections on the Saint-Lawrence. Suit up in your specialized equipment, learn the basic techniques, and go over the safety instructions. With the briefing out of the way, head toward the river. Each route is adapted according to the current weather conditions and tides. Canoers (that’s you) will have the opportunity to try both the oars and the crampons (aka “scooters”). Pause around half-way to walk on the ice, sip hot chocolate, enjoy a snack, and take a few selfies. You will be alone with your small-group on the river with a view that will leave you even more breathless than the actual ice canoeing. Then, return to the mainland so you can warm up and debrief. Your guide will be equipped with a GoPro camera to capture photos and videos of your activity along the way. Your photos and videos will be shared with you after your outing.
  • 1-to-1.5-hour ice canoeing experience
  • Guide
  • Live commentary
  • Safety briefing and technical instruction
  • Specialized equipment (neoprene socks and boots, crampons, leg protectors, life jackets, and fitted mittens)
  • Hot chocolate and snack
  • Photos and videos
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Anse-au-Foulon, ramp access to water, behind Tennis Montcalm club. Look for the "Canot à glace expérience" signage.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • A moderate level of physical ability is required
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • A minimum number of participants is required for the tour to operate
  • In the event of poor weather conditions or minimum numbers not being met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Please arrive on time as displayed (ex: 9:00 AM or 13:30 PM)
  • Bring 2 pairs of warm socks, 2 pairs of tights, 2 technical long-sleeve garments (one base layer, the other warmer), a light winter jacket (not too warm, so as not to sweat too much), a sports beanie, and a buff (if you have it)
  • You might like to bring some extra clothes to use after the activity and a ziplock bag if you plan to bring your phone or a camera
  • Sunglasses are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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ice canoeing as an activity in itself is amazing. however, Julien and his team made the experience so much more magical with their extraordinary service and sense of adventure!! by the end of the day, it felt more like a fun day hanging out with friends! will definitely do this activity again the next time I visit QC and highly highly recommend!!

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