The Amazing Race Canada

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The Amazing Race Canada
The Amazing Race Canada title card.jpg
GenreReality competition
Created byElise Doganieri
Bertram van Munster
Creative director(s)Shannon McGinn
Presented byJon Montgomery
Theme music composerJohn M. Keane
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)John Brunton
Barbara Bowlby
Location(s)Canada
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Insight Productions
Broadcast
Original channelCTV
Picture format720i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 15, 2013 – present
Chronology
Related showsInternational versions
External links
Website
 
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The Amazing Race Canada
The Amazing Race Canada title card.jpg
GenreReality competition
Created byElise Doganieri
Bertram van Munster
Creative director(s)Shannon McGinn
Presented byJon Montgomery
Theme music composerJohn M. Keane
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)John Brunton
Barbara Bowlby
Location(s)Canada
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Insight Productions
Broadcast
Original channelCTV
Picture format720i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 15, 2013 – present
Chronology
Related showsInternational versions
External links
Website

The Amazing Race Canada is a Canadian reality game show based on the American TV series, The Amazing Race. It features teams of two in a race around Canada. The show is produced by Insight Productions, in association with Bell Media and is broadcast on CTV. The show is hosted by Canadian Olympian Jon Montgomery.

On the airdate of the season finale it was announced that CTV Bell Media had ordered another season of The Amazing Race Canada.[1] Casting began in fall 2013 and the second season will air in summer 2014. New to the eligibity requirements for season 2 were clauses that applicants must possess a valid Canadian passport, and be able to travel not only within Canada but around the world, suggesting that, unlike the first season, the race will travel to destinations outside of Canada, closer to its American counterpart.[2]

The Race[edit]

The Amazing Race Canada is a reality television competition between nine teams of two in a race around Canada. The race is divided into a number of legs wherein teams travel and complete various tasks to obtain clues to help them progress to a Pit Stop where they are given a chance to rest and recover before starting the next leg twelve hours later. The first team to arrive at a Pit Stop is often awarded a prize while the last team is normally eliminated from the race (except in non-elimination legs). The final leg of each race is run by the last three remaining teams, and the first to arrive at the final destination wins CA$250,000, two vehicles of any Chevrolet model cars and an unlimited air travel for a year with Air Canada.

For the second season, Petro-Canada and Scotiabank are added with the sponsorship for the winning team.

Teams[edit]

Each team is composed of two individuals who have some type of relationship to each other. A total of 40 participants have joined The Amazing Race Canada.

Route Markers[edit]

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Route Markers are yellow and red flags that mark the places where teams must go. Most Route Markers are attached to the boxes that contain clue envelopes, but some may mark the place where the teams must go in order to complete tasks, or may be used to line a course that the teams must follow.

Clues[edit]

For more details on the different clues, see The Amazing Race § Clues.

Clues are found throughout the race in sealed envelopes, normally inside clue boxes. They give teams the information they need and tasks they need to do in order for them to progress through the race.

Obstacles[edit]

For more details on the different obstacles, see The Amazing Race § Obstacles.

Teams may encounter the following that may affect their position during the race:

Legs[edit]

At the beginning of each leg, teams receive an allowance of cash, usually in Canadian dollars, to cover expenses during the race (except for the purchase of airline tickets, which are paid-for by credit cards provided to the teams).

Teams then have to follow clues and Route Markers that will lead them to the various destinations and tasks they will face. Modes of travel between these destinations include commercial and chartered airplanes, boats, trains, taxis, buses, and rented vehicles provided by the show, or the teams may simply travel by foot. Each leg ends with a twelve hour Pit Stop where teams are able to rest and where teams that arrives last are progressively eliminated from the race until only three teams remain. Most legs comprise three or more challenges, often a Roadblock, Detour and a Route Info Task. The first teams to arrive at the Pit Stop win prizes, usually from the show's sponsors.

Non-elimination legs[edit]

Each race has a number of predetermined non-elimination legs, in which the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop is not eliminated and is allowed to continue on the race. The non-eliminated team is required to do a Speed Bump sometime during the next leg.

Rules and penalties[edit]

Most of the rules and penalties are adopted from the American edition.

Seasons[edit]

The show first aired in 2013 with the first season premiere airing on July 15, 2013 and ending on September 16, 2013.

SeasonPremiereFinaleWinnersTeamsHostComments
1July 15, 2013September 16, 2013Tim Hague, Sr. & Tim Hague, Jr.9Jon MontgomeryTraveled across Canada.
2July 8, 2014TBATBA11Unlike the first season, it features international travel.

Places visited[edit]

Provinces and territories visited in The Amazing Race Canada.
Countries visited in The Amazing Race Canada.

As of the first season, The Amazing Race Canada has visited 7 provinces and 3 territories across Canada.1

Number of times visited[edit]

The following are the number of times of places (including Canadian provinces and territories) by The Amazing Race Canada.

Canada[edit]

Province[edit]

RankProvinceSeasons VisitedPit Stops
1 Alberta2 (1, 2)1
 British Columbia2 (1, 2)4
3 Manitoba1 (2)1
 Newfoundland and Labrador1 (1)1
 Nova Scotia1 (1)1
 Ontario1 (1)12
 Quebec1 (1)1
 Saskatchewan1 (1)1

Territory[edit]

RankTerritorySeasons VisitedPit Stops
1 Yukon2 (1, 2)2
2 Northwest Territories1 (1)0
 Nunavut1 (1)1

International[edit]

Asia[edit]

RankCountrySeasons VisitedPit Stops
1 China1 (2)23
Notes
  1. ^ This count only includes provinces that fielded actual route markers, challenges or finish mats. Transport stopovers and connecting flights are not counted or listed.
  2. ^ Includes 1 finish line
  3. ^ Only the Special Administrative Regions of  Hong Kong (2) and  Macau (2).

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesPremieredEndedRankViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere
Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale
Viewers
(in millions)
1
Monday 9:00 PM
10
July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)
2.986[3]
September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
3.056[4]#13.500[5]
2
Tuesday 9:00 PM
July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
2.764[6]
2014 (2014)

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