This event marks the first official race in North America in the 2024 Challenge Family calendar, choosing Quebec City as the host city for its first triathlon on Quebec soil.
Ready to be amazed?
Guess why the Château Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world? The cradle of French in America, Quebec City is a sample of old Europe in America. That’s why, in 1985, Old Quebec was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The result is a bustling capital, rich in history… and simply sublime. To learn everything about the beautiful Quebec City region, click here.
The Saint-Lawrence River
With its 1,197 km, the Saint-Lawrence River is majestic – its estuary the largest in the world. It was Jacques Cartier who baptized it on August 10, 1535, giving it the name Saint Laurent de Rome, whose name day it was. With Orleans Island on the horizon and its two bridges a little further south, the view afforded by the City Quebec of this vast river expanse, from its cape, is worth the detour alone.
1608. Samuel de Champlain – French explorer and navigator – founded what would become the colonial capital of NewFrance. In 2008, a cultural centre was inaugurated at the Louise Basin to mark the city’s 400th anniversary. Holding SAIL CHALLENGE CAQ Québec powered by Argon 18 here is, in a sense, a tribute to this appetite for adventure.
The Legacy of First Nations
The presence and influence of the Huron-Wendat shaped the territory, from Georgian Bay to the mouth of the Saint-Lawrence River. As the first inhabitants of the region, renamed by the French, their culture, community, and traditions contribute to the rich history of Quebec City, the former site of the Wendat capital of Stadacone. Located near the city, Wendake offers a truly unique tourist and cultural immersion. Learn more about Wendake and the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation.
The City of Quebec provides around thirty public parking lots. Check the list of parking lots here.
In addition, some areas will be dedicated to parking during the event, with several reserved for participants.
The key to success is a good night’s sleep – and Quebec City offers more than comfortable accommodation options.
To see the complete offer: discover where to stay during your stay.
What to Visit?
If you feel like playing the tourist before or after the SAIL CHALLENGE CAP Québec powered by Argon 18, this beautiful town is more than willing to play along. Here’s what to add to your itinerary.