Two more ice climbing festivals are upcoming. The 8th annual Festiglace du Quebec sponsored by The North Face will be held February 18-20 in Pont-Rouge. Billed as the world’s biggest ice climbing event, the event promises gear demos and expert advice booths, free intro to ice climbing lessons, snowshoeing circuit and demos, professional and amateur competitions, and courses and workshops.
The 2005 Canmore Ice Climbing Festival will be held this year on March 3-6. Sponsored by Arc’teryx, the Canmore festival will have competitions, skills clinics, a slideshow and auction, and gear demos.