Bonjour, Hello, Namaste: Three Locations Revealed for Season 3 of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

- Beautiful Québec City shines as the kick-off city in the season premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO -

- Teams race through stunning Canadian landscapes and exotic international destinations -

- Team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content available at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada

- Follow @AmazingRaceCDA for updates on Season 3 -

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TORONTO, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - On the eve of Canada Day, CTV revealed today the nation's biggest TV show will once again celebrate the beauty, majesty, and diversity of Canada, kicking off in Québec City on Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. This season, teams will discover some of Canada's most stunning and interesting landscapes never before featured in the series, including breathtaking views from the tops of mountains, a vast valley of plains, a basin of mineral deposits, radiant seaport vistas, and the stunning shores of a unique island. Also, for a second year in a row, teams will need to keep their passport handy as they race through some exotic foreign destinations.

Season 3 of the most-watched Canadian television show in history kicks off in one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in North America, Québec City. The 12 teams begin their epic journey in the historic and picturesque city of Old Québec in front of one of the most photographed hotels in the world, the Chateau Frontenac. After their first challenge, teams then travel to Canada's largest city, Toronto, where they will complete their first roadblock of the season. Right out of the gate, teams will test both their mental and physical abilities, and come face-to-face with their fears.

Providing another advance reveal for RACE fans, CTV also confirmed today THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will visit the vibrant, bustling country of India. As the world's second most populated country, teams experience India's diverse culture and endure extreme environments. The Indian community in Canada has a rich history spanning more than a century. Starting with just a few immigrants landing ashore in Vancouver in the early 1900's, Indo-Canadians now comprise one of Canada's largest immigrant communities. Elsewhere in the season, language skills will once again be put to the test as they travel to several exciting foreign destinations that prove to be extremely challenging - and ultimately life-changing for some.          

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca

Despite the exhilarating and lively international stops, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA remains firmly rooted in Canada, once again showcasing the nation's broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Canadians can look forward to even more action as the racers travel across Canada in the hopes of being the first team to cross the finish line, on Canadian soil.

Up from 11 teams last season, a total of 12 teams will race to win more than $1 million dollars in prizes and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA:

For more on the racers, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and click on the team pages presented by Chevrolet Canada. With team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content, the site is the ultimate destination to get the scoop on this season's competitors. Full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras will also be available following the July 8 premiere.

Commissioned by CTV, Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television Productions. Insight Productions' John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are Executive Producers, and Mark Lysakowski is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President and Robin Johnston is Production Executive at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

Encore episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV.

The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and newly added BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada™, a Suncor business, also return to partner with the juggernaut hit series.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter:
#AmazingRaceCanada
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@AmazingRaceCDA
@AirCanada
@BMO
@ChevroletCanada
@DQCanada

Racer Twitter Accounts:

Max - @MaxAltamuro
Elias - @eliastheodorou
Gino - @g_montani
Jesse - @jessemontani
Hamilton - @HamCElliott
Michaelia - @MichaeliaDrever
Dana - @dana7h
Amanda - @amj839
Nic and Sabrina - @Nic_SabrinaTARC
Brent - @brentasweeney
Sean - @SeanASweeney
Dujean - @Ruthlessraze1
Leilani - leilanimayaross
Susan - @hayresk13
Sharnjit - @Sharnkgill
Nick - @asylum1240
Matt - @mattrlp123
Neil - @Race_Dad
Kristin -@sincerley_kris
Simi - @simifaq
Ope - @O_Siyoyo 
Brian and Cynthia - @BrianCynthia_MB

Facebook:
Facebook.com/ctv
Facebook.com/aircanada
Facebook.com/BMOcommunity
Facebook.com/chevroletcanada
Facebook.com/dairyqueencanada
Facebook.com/MentosCanada
Facebook.com/petropoints

Instagram:
Instagram.com/AmazingRaceCDA
Instagram.com/ChevroletCanada

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About CTV 
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

- CTV -

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)

SOURCE CTV

For further information:

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV Networks, 416.384.5091 or jacqui.vansickle@bellmedia.ca
Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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