Bark Europe in Québec

The Europa is a steel-hulled barque registered in the Netherlands. Originally it was a German lightship, named Senator Brockes and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Until 1977, it was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. A Dutchman bought the vessel (or what was left of her) in 1985 and in 1994 she was fully restored as a barque, a three-mast rigged vessel, and retrofitted for special-purpose sail-training.
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The Bluenose Visit Québec during RDV2017

The Bluenose
Bluenose was a fishing and racing schooner built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s, serving as a working vessel until she was wrecked in 1946. Nicknamed the “Queen of the North Atlantic,” she was later commemorated by a replica, Bluenose II, built in 1963. The name Bluenose originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.

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FIS – 2017 Cross Country World Cup Final

Another Promising Event in Quebec City

On December 22, 2016, the Fédération International de Ski  officially announces that the final of the World Cup of cross-country skiing to be held initially in Tyumen in Russia will be held in Quebec City. In less than two months, the Gestev team has done an amazing job. As usual, the people of Quebec City quickly responded to the call for volunteers. Everything had to be done, from waxing rooms, to the communication infrastructure, to the athletes’ village. The people of Gestev who have an extensive experience in the field of winter sports activities, along with all the volunteers and Sponsors, are delivering an exceptional event.

The event will take place on the Plains of Abraham, where cross-country skier Alex Harvey, the world champion, will be the star of the event in his home town.

The snow conditions are extraordinary since it has fallen for 2 days, more than 50 cm of new snow. Competitors from all over the world were so happy to be able to ski on “real” snow.

Welcome to the 2017 Best Winter Wonderland (USA Today)

2016 Ski Tour Canada

Back inside the historic walls of Old Quebec, the site of 2 immensely successful sprint events in 2012, athletes are back for a race course in the heart the National Capital with the start and finish lines on the Plaines of Abraham and a stretch that takes in Québec’s Parliament Building, Fontaine de Tourny, and Porte Saint-Louis.

Thanks to the Commission de la capitale nationnale du Québec to welcome us.