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A RECREATIONAL TOURISM POTENTIAL
FOR THE REGION
The allure of the site and its international reputation make it a key landmark in the development of high level climbing. In fact, Ile aux Raisins is a favored climbing destination, as it is one of the sites – if not THE site – which has the highest number of quality routes in North America. Consequently, the Festiglace stands out as a sought-after destination by generations of climbers from all corners of the planet.
In addition to being attractive, the site is easily accessible to the large regional community of climbing and winter activity enthusiasts. In fact, it is only 30 minutes away from Québec City and 2.5 hours from Montréal. This proximity promotes a high participation in activities of the Festiglace, and generates an interesting number of potential visitors to the region of Portneuf.
FORESEEABLE BENEFITS FOR THE REGION
Promoting the development of outdoor sports in the region of Portneuf and Québec.
Enhancement of the region of Portneuf by offering a major event in Pont-Rouge.
Diversification of the range of activities on offer for the region with a unique ice climbing event.
Promoting physical activity amongst the youth.
Participating in the local economy of Portneuf by collaborating with local companies.