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Raid the North:
Charlevoix, Quebec

July 9 - 11, 2004


Frontier Adventure Racing returns to the Quebec City region! After fantastic Raid the North races at Mont Ste. Anne in 2000 and Stoneham in 2003, we are excited to be back in 2004 to Charlevoix region of Quebec.

About Charlevoix:

With its majestic seascapes and mountainscapes, Charlevoix will leave you spellbound. Feast your eyes upon the region's splendors: steep cliffs, exceptional parks, charming villages nestled against mountain slopes and the stately manoir. This enchanting spot has long inspired painters, poets, writers and musicians. Imagine the joy of heading out under an endless sky that extends from the waters of the St. Lawrence.  This magical region, home to Canada's earliest holiday resorts, is renowned for its hospitality and its numerous friendly inns.

Designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Charlevoix owes its magnificent geography to a 15-billion ton meteorite that fell to earth 350 million years ago. Explore the region's two huge parks: the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, with its valleys slicing through the mountains, and the Parc national des Grands-Jardins, which boasts the taiga and the tundra. If you're a hiking, cross-county skiing or snowshoeing enthusiast, why not tackle the challenge of the Traversée de Charlevoix (Charlevoix crossing), a glorious 60-km (37-mi.) wilderness trail dotted with shelters in the Charlevoix hinterland, or the Sentier des Caps (headland tail), with its awe-inspiring view of the St. Lawrence River. Downhill skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers will meet their match in the Le Massif, in the town of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, the mountain boasting the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies.

About Canyon Ste. Anne (our Host Site):

The Canyon of the Sainte-Anne Falls is located in the municipality of St.Joachim, about forty kilometers east of Quebec City. It is at the crossroads of the tourist regions of the Beaupré Coast and Charlevoix. At this spot the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River, springing from the Grands Jardins sector of the Provincial Laurentide Park, plunges into rocky gorges with vertiginous walls.  It is an ideal location to host a fantastic race! You can find more information about the area at

Date: July 9 - 11, 2004
Directions: CLICK HERE to find out how to get to Canyon Ste. Anne, QC.
Registered Teams: Please click [HERE] for the list of registered teams.

Registration opens Monday, March 1 at noon EST.
REGISTER FAST! The first 10 teams to register and pay in full for each Raid the North race will receive four entries to win prizes including:

A Simon River Sports canoe!

  • carbon composite marathon C2 boat

  • 38 lbs

  • customized with RTN colours and logo

  • value $2850 CDN


Chalets Montmorency at Mont Ste Anne
We have found some amazing chalets -- perfect for you and your team!  All chalets are very close to our base camp, and have lots of space for your gear.  They also have a TV, phone, full kitchens, living rooms with fireplaces, balconies, shared laundry, and lots of bathrooms.  Also,  the larger units have laundry in-suite, and there is a pool, hot tub, and sauna for everyone. It's a great spot, and a great deal!


Studios (sleeps 1-2) $50
1 bedroom condo (2 beds) $50
2 bedroom condo (4 beds) $100
3 bedroom condo (4-5 beds) $135
4 bedroom condo (6-8 beds) $180
5 bedroom condo (6-8 beds) $225

To book your accommodations, please contact the Chalet directly at:
1.800.463.2612 //
Make sure to mention that you are a team for the race!

Race Documents: NEW! Volunteer Update #1 [PDF]
Competitor Update #2 [PDF]
Competitor Update #1 [PDF]
Cost: $1680 CDN per team.  A deposit of $680 is required within 2 weeks after registering online in order to secure your position.  The balance is due 6 weeks before the race.
What's Included: Performance race shirts, race jerseys, sponsor swag, post race banquet and awards, camping facility before and after race, all watercraft
Unsupported Option: For $250 CDN, we will supply your team with support for the race.
Format: 150 km, 24 - 36 hrs non-stop, supported, regular and advanced racecourse option
Categories: Coed teams of four (18 years of age or older)
Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Rappelling
Prizing: 1st place: $1,000 CDN and free entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
2nd place: $500 CDN and 50% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
3rd place: 25% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
4th place: 15% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
5th place: 10% off your entry to the RTN: Canadian Championship
PLUS - The top 5 teams will win medals and prizes from Salomon, Seal Skinz, Fast Fuel, Princeton Tec, Suunto and other sponsors
Gear List:

Click [HERE] to download the 2004 Raid the North Gear List.

Simon River Sports
Kayak Paddle Rentals

FAR Inc has created the SRS Paddle Rental Programme so that more people can enjoy the incredible difference of kayak paddles. Each is universally adjustable and breaks down to either 3 or 5 pieces.

Shark: $25 per paddle
Hammer: $20 per paddle
Rebel: $15 per paddle

E-mail to reserve yours!
Rental fleet of 36 paddles - 12 of each

2004 Raid the North events:

RTN: French River, ON
RTN: Charlevoix, QC
RTN: Silver Star Resort (Vernon, BC)
RTN Canadian Championship: Calabogie Peaks, ON

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