Grand Défi Chez Victor ends the ice canoe season

Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

The start of the Men’s Elite race. They had to complete five return trips across the St. Lawrence River to Lévis and back. The Volvo team won this race, but the overall winner was Jean Anderson’s Château Frontenac/Le Soleil/The North Face team. 

The hard-fought season of ice canoe races on the St. Lawrence River all came down to the seventh and last race on Saturday, March 7, to decide the grand champions of this wild winter sport.