About the Show

The race takes place right here within the borders of Canada! There will be potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will provide a complementary take on the original series, with competitors discovering the world within the borders of Canada.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be different in that it will explore the divergent topography and disparate locales that Canada already provides, from Vancouver Island’s tropical rainforest, Alberta’s parched Badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.

Thousands of teams entered, but only one team will run away with the historic grand prize for “The Amazing Race Canada.” Including a $250,000 cash payout, the prized also features the opportunity to fly free for a year for two anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide (175 destinations) in Executive First Class (based on 10 trips for two), and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays. In total, the prize is valued at 167,224 hockey pucks, 178,572 cans of beer, and 33,356 half-litre jars of pure Canadian maple syrup.

Teams will also be competing for special pit stop prizes. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be the 12th international version to launch outside of the United States, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories with an original THE AMAZING RACE production.

Anchoring CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA provides a uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with competitors discovering the world within the borders of Canada. Canada offers divergent topography and disparate locales that are bound to add to the excitement and complexity of the show and its challenges, from Vancouver Island’s tropical rainforest, Alberta’s parched Badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.
 
“THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is a big show for a big network,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Canadians deserve their own summer version, distinct from what is seen in fall and winter. With the incredible diversity, scope, beauty, and sheer land mass that Canada has to offer, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will explore the world within Canada. It’s a perfect extension to an incredible brand, and a huge opportunity for racers, viewers, and advertisers.”
 
Added van Munster, “Canadians have embraced the franchise for over a decade, and also
have been wildly enthusiastic about having a version produced in Canada. With the world’s second largest country as its backdrop, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will offer a unique glimpse of the broad and diverse Canadian landscape and culture, while maintaining all of the excitement, spontaneity and challenge inherent in ‘The Race.’”
 
With the knowledge that most Canadians have not travelled beyond their own province, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.
 
“We have been fans of THE AMAZING RACE for the last 21 seasons and are beyond thrilled to be bringing this format to Canada, giving Canadians the chance to run the race of a lifetime,” said John Brunton, Chairman and CEO, Insight Productions. “We can’t wait to start working with the Emmy® award-winning format creators, Profiles Television, and CTV on this exciting new adventure.”
 
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the 14-time, Emmy® award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri that premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and Mark Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division of Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced in association with ABC Studios. The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is a Top 3 series this fall on CTV and is this season’s #1 reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.
 
Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for Insight Productions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce for Profiles Television. Robin Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

All show details, including the latest and most up-to-date news is available right here at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and the CTV Facebook page or at @AmazingRaceCDA on Twitter.

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