Québec is the largest Canadian province by land area and boasts Canada’s vastest forested wilderness, as well as thousands of freshwater lakes. Sparsely populated but with over 10,000 km (6,000+ miles) of trail that traverse the Appalachians, Chic Chocs and Laurentians, link together the Green Mountains, or flow through the Montérégian Hills, you just might find you’ve got every summit to yourself. Few women hold FKTs on this rugged, but breathtaking terrain. They’re yours for the taking.
Of the 54 posted routes and variations, 40 do not yet have a women’s posted time (74.1%). In 2022, women set 9 of the 39 total FKTS (23.1%), while men set 28 (71.8%) and mixed teams claimed 2 (5.1%). There are many opportunities for women to claim space on these trails in the FKT community.
If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google.