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Open Your Bouche is the eighth episode of The Amazing Race Canada 7.


The teams travel to Charlevoix, Quebec. Where a news challenge puts teams under pressure. And a Blind Detour could impact the game. And finding the pit stop will challenge team relationships like never before.

Route Markers[]

The order of departure from Waterloo-Kitchener are as follows:

  1. Dave & Irina (3:29 am)
  2. Anthony & James (4:12 am)
  3. Aarthy & Thinesh (4:56 am)
  4. Sarah & Sam (6:13 am)
  5. Lauren & Joanne (7:18 am)

Teams must travel by train to La Malbaie, Quebec. Upon arriving, teams must go to Chez Chantal snack bar for their next clue.

At Chez Chantal, teams must peel 25 potatoes. Once finished, teams would receive Chez Chantal's Poutine and a key to the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, which they will use to travel on this leg. Teams would find their next clue in their vehicle.

Teams must drive themselves to The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel. Once there, the team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have hold a press at the tea room at the hotel. Racers would have to read aloud a speech in both French and English in front of a panel of journalists. After finishing the speech, they would then asked three questions in Japanese, German, and Italian, and answer them in the respective languages. Once the they've recited the speech and answered the questions to the satisfaction of the judge, they'll receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

This was a blind Detour. Teams did not reicive information about the tasks until they arrived at one of the Detour locations.

Choice A: This
Teams would drive to Centre de l'émeu de Charlevoix. Once there, teams would need to paint two Emu eggs of two local shops on each of them, using example eggs as a reference. Once both of their egg paintings are approved by the artist, teams would drive to Baie-Saint-Paul where they will search for either one of the two shops they painted on their eggs. Upon reaching one of the two shops and delivering the eggs, they'll receive their next clue.

Lauren & Joanne, and Anthony & James chose this task.

Choice B: That
Teams would drive to Maison D'Affinage Maurice Dufour Inc. Once there, teams would need to play a game of of Picklit. Placing an orange piece of wood on a log dubbed as the 'Picklet,' Racers would need to smack the Picklet up in the air using a stick and hit it using the same stick (similar to a baseball bat) onto a field where they would receive points depending on where the picklet landed. Once the team achieves a combined score of 200, they would receive their next clue.

Aarthy & Thinesh, Dave & Irina, and Sarah & Sam chose this task.

Teams would drive themselves to Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive where they will need to locate Musée maritime de Charlevoix where they would find the Pit Stop among a plethora of historic ships.

For coming in first place, Aarthy & Thinesh won a trip for two to Santiago, Chile.

This leg is a no-rest leg. Teams would check in as normal, but receive their clue to start the next leg from Jon. The team that comes in last place does not face a penalty.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ Used the Express Pass🠆 User of the first Double One Way slot • 🠄 Recipient of the first Double One Way slot • User of the second Double One Way slot • Recipient of the second Double One Way slot• Team that lost the Double Battle
Aarthy & Thinesh
 1st place 
Aarthy & Thinesh
Lauren & Joanne
 2nd place 
Lauren & Joanne
Dave & Irina
 3rd place 
Dave & Irina
Sarah & Sam
 4th place 
Sarah & Sam
Anthony & James
 5th place 
Anthony & James


  • This episode's title was said by Lauren Lavoie to Joanne.
  • Though Quebec has been featured in 6 of 7 seasons to date, no team has ever been eliminated in the province.


The Amazing Race Canada 7 Episodes

"Canada Get More Maps" · "Our Competition's Not That Smart" · "We'll Let the Peasants Fight for Last Place" · "I Love Geologists" · "Clamageddon Continues" · "I'm a Little Muskrat on a Mission" · "Balls, Balls, Balls" · "Open Your Bouche" · "Another Day in Thunder Bay" · "He's Basically a Hound" · "I Had One Job"