A first for the Raid des Braves. Next year, the eighth annual Raid des Braves snowmobile race will start in Quebec City. The race will take place Feb. 14 to 21, starting off from Old Quebec during the Carnival festivities.

It will then continue to Saguenay-Lac St. Jean and Iyiyuuschii, organizers said.

“It’s great news for our teams, their sponsors and our equipment and services providers,” said Richard Guay, president of the Raid.

“They will be able to count on 1 million spectators, not only in Quebec but on the international level.”