A remote and authentic ultra-trail deep in the Canadian wilderness
The 125 km Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ is a linear course that weaves through the mountains, lakes, rivers and boreal forests of the Charlevoix region. Most of the course is singletrack, often interspersed with rocks and roots, so it is important to remain attentive from start to finish. Although the beginning of the trail is technical and strenuous, there are a fair number of rolling sections. It makes for a challenging and rigorous course that is still entirely runnable.
The course summits four peaks. The first, Mount Lac-à-l'Empêche, then Mount Morios and its breathtaking views of the region, followed by Mount Noyée that resembles the profile of a woman floating on water and finally Montagne Noire, which after the descent, marks the final stretch to the finish line at the Grand-Fonds ski resort area.
Don't underestimate the difficulty of this course. In fact, since the first race in 2016, only slightly more than half of the participants who started managed to cross the finish line.