Learn more about L'Étape by Tour de France and the host cities, starting with Edmonton.


Edmonton, Alberta

Experience Canada's prairies like never before in Alberta's capital. Edmonton serves up the perfect blend of big city vibes and exhilarating outdoor adventure. Explore the vast boreal landscapes where the bison roam, then dine at some of Canada's hottest local taprooms and innovative eateries. With countless festivals and an endless list of attractions, Edmonton is the perfect place to make memories in Western Canada.

Things to do in Edmonton

There is no shortage of things to do in Edmonton, whether you're visiting in the summer, winter or any season in between. From the moment you visit the roaming plains bison at Elk Island National Park, taste the inventive dishes created by our award-winning chefs, or lose yourself at one of our incredible festivals, you'll see why Edmonton is a vacation destination unlike any other. 

What is L'Étape by Tour de France?

L'Étape Canada by Tour de France is a new unique cycling experience that arrived in Canada on August 14, 2022. After a hugely successful initial event, L'Étape is returning to Edmonton again in 2023! L'Étape by Tour de France is a world leader in mass participation cycling events, bringing a quality, authentic Tour de France experience across the world. L'Étape by Tour de France is held in 21 different countries and offers amateur cyclists the ability to race or ride a stage of the Tour de France in their own back yard. 

Who can participate in L'Étape Canada by Tour de France?

Anyone with a bike! L'Étape Canada by Tour de France is here for every interest and ability level. Whether you've been cycling since you were two or you just picked up a bike last month, this ride is for you. We have a 130-km race for our serious cyclists all the way to a kids ride, totally for fun. Find the ride that's right for you. 

Why register for L'Étape Canada by Tour de France?
  • Authentic Tour de France experience - the route  and race are designed by Tour de France experts and you'll be racing with Tour de France legends. 

  • Supported the whole way - we provide a high-level of safety and service throughout the race. From road closures to service vehicles, we take care of you so you can take care of the course. 

  • Timing system and overall classifications - race for a place and a time in our competitive distances. 

  • King of the Mountain and Sprint challenges - climbers and sprinters can get competitive! Polka dot and green jerseys are up for grabs in the 130-km distance.