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FESTIGLACE MARKED
THE HISTORY OF ICE CLIMBING

Until its tenth and final edition in 2007, the Festiglace was the biggest climbing gathering on the planet and the event par excellence for winter outdoor enthusiasts. It attracted the climbing elite as well as alpinists from all over the world. Over the course of those 10 years, nearly 40,000 people were able to admire the beauty of the Île aux Raisins site located in Pont-Rouge, renowned for its cascading ice flows and chossy rock along the Jacques-Cartier river.

THE STORY CONTINUES

In February 2020, the Festiglace blew out a new candle after more than a decade of absence and since then, keeps reinventing itself, to the great pleasure of its participants.

2022 EDITION

In a spectacular setting, and with an invigorating atmosphere and fun activities, the world climbing elite  will rub shoulders with amateurs, local and national outdoor enthusiasts as well as families from Portneuf and Québec.

Photo: Doug Millen / NEice.com

A COLLECTIVE EVENT

More than 40,000 participants since its creation

Nearly 40 elite climbers each year

Some 8 renowned speakers each year

About 45 partners and collaborators each year

Close to 90 volunteers each year

We can no longer count the smiles