This international canoe race has been held on the magnificent Rivière Saint-Maurice since 1934. More than 35,000 visitors take part in four days of cultural festivities and sporting events, celebrating determined athletes who take on this legendary river for some 200 km (124 mi.) between La Tuque and Trois-Rivières.
Site of event: Departure, La Tuque Québec, Canada
Other locations in Matawin, Shawinigan and Trois-Rivières