La Classique Internationale de Canots de la Mauricie is the oldest river marathon competition in the world. Since 83 years now, canoe athletes and, most recently, rabaska and kayak crews, bring a new energy with their perseverance and determination towards crossing the St-Maurice River from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières. Each year, the Classique team celebrates the majestic river extending through the beautiful region that is the Mauricie.


La Classique remains the most important truly regional sporting and cultural event involving multiple public and private partners of all communities, dozens of volunteers, hundreds of athletes and thousands of supporters from throughout the Quebec, Canada and the United-States.


La Classique takes great pride in hosting this exhilarating competition taking place through a forward-looking celebration of nautical sports’ traditions.


Yvon Laplante,
Chairman of the Board




STATEMENT FROM julie boulet

La Classique Internationale de Canots de la Mauricie, internationally renowned canoe race in which compete the best athletes in this discipline, offers spectacular entertainment to the Mauricie population and the thousands of paddle sports lovers from throughout the province and elsewhere.

During four days of celebration, the excitement created by the influx of visitors generates important economic and tourism benefits for the regional tourism industry. The Quebec Government is proud to support Quebec festivals and events which, by their outreach, position the province of Quebec as a national and international destination.




Julie Boulet

Minister of Tourism

Minister responsible for the Mauricie region

253, 3e rue de la pointe

C.P.1 , Suite 207

Shawinigan (Québec)

G9N 6T8


Phone : 819 537-9221

Fax : 819 537-6392