The Amazing Race Canada is a Canadian reality game show based on the American TV series, The Amazing Race. The series premiere aired on July 15, 2013.


The Amazing Race Canada is based on The Amazing Race, the Emmy award-winning, hit show. The program is produced in association with ABC Studios.

The Amazing Race Canada is the twelfth (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.

Commissioned by CTV, The Amazing Race Canada was 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.[1]

Public Reception

The first season ranked as the number one new show in Canada, and the number one show in Canada for the year, with an average audience of 3.5 million viewers. A season two was green-lit and aired in Summer of 2014.

Overview of The Amazing Race Canada Seasons

Season Premiere Date Finale Winners Final City Teams Unique Distinctions
1 July 15, 2013 September 16, 2013 Tim Hague, Sr. & Tim Hague, Jr. Toronto, Ontario 9 Canadian Destinations Only
First Father & Son To Win in Franchise
2 July 8, 2014 September 21, 2014 Mickey Henry & Pete Schmalz Ottawa, Ontario 11 Introduced international travel
First team of friends to win in TAR Canada
3 July 8, 2015 September 23, 2015 Gino Montani & Jesse Montani Vancouver, British Columbia 12 Introduced the Face Off.
4 June 28, 2016 September 13, 2016 Steph LeClair & Kristen McKenzie Montreal, Quebec 10 First All-Female Team To Win in TAR Canada;
First Same Sex Couple to win in TAR Canada
5 July 4, 2017 September 12, 2017 Sam Lambert & Paul Mitskopoulos Quebec City, Quebec 10 Canada 150 themed tasks.
6 July 3, 2018 September 11, 2018 Courtney Berglind & Adam Kovacs Banff, Alberta 10 Heroes Edition
First Co-ed Team To Win in TAR Canada
7 July 2, 2019 September 10, 2019 Anthony Johnson & James Makokis Muskoka, Ontario 10 Canadian Destinations Only
Introduced the One Way
First indigenous team to win in TAR Canada

Countries and Locales Visited

Asia Europe
Country Season(s) Visited Country Season(s) Visited
Flag of China China 5 Flag of France France 2
Flag of India India 3
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 6
Flag of Thailand Thailand 5
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 4
Territory Season(s) Visited
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 2
Flag of Macau Macau 2
North America South America
Country Season(s) Visited Country Season(s) Visited
Flag of Canada Canada All Seasons Flag of Argentina Argentina 3
Flag of Cuba Cuba 4 Flag of Chile Chile 3
Flag of Mexico Mexico 6
Flag of Panama Panama 5



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