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Water activities

Quebec is a top destination for watersport fans. Among the province’s thousands of lakes and rivers are the famous St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers, Lac Saint-Jean and Lac Témiscouata. Quebec has outdoor activities for every taste and budget: Rafting, SUP, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, canoeing, freediving, kitesurfing and so much more! Paddle our loveliest rivers, go whale-watching, surf on Montreal’s endless waves, swim with the seals or set out on a hiking trip. For Quebecers, water is not only a source of life, but also of pleasure. Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters are sure to quench your thirst for wave riding and swimming!  

Canoeing

With its hundreds of lakes and rivers, Quebec is the perfect destination for canoeing. In fact, canoeing is part of Quebec history. Set out in the footsteps of our ancestors and discover Canada’s endless beauty. Our lakes and rivers are an invitation for paddlers to come explore magnificent landscapes. Enjoy the best of the great outdoors ? choose a river paddling adventure or a canoe-camping trip! Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to handle all the arrangements on your next canoe trip, so it meets your every expectation! 

Freediving

Why not conquer Quebec’s deep blue waters, and explore its marine world on a freediving adventure? Observe Quebec’s rich freshwater fish populations and marine flora. Always best when shared with family or friends, freediving is a great way to explore the beautiful Gaspé region, among others. Swim with the salmon or seals, and be charmed on a singular dive experience. Make the most of your next underwater freedive adventure, with Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters.

Kitesurfing

Quebec has countless exceptional kitesurf sites, like the renowned Îles-de-la Madeleine to name but one. Kitesurfing is the preferred sport of the active gen that adores cutting across the water, winds gusting. Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters offer personnalized, made-to-measure kitesurf lessons for beginners and experts alike. Learn the basics of power kiting and traction, how to cut upwind, stay on course and sail your kite like a pro. Treat yourself to a kitesurf lesson, enjoy the clean fresh air and go conquer Quebec’s amazing wind! 

Rabaska Canoeing

A rabaska is a large Algonquin birch bark canoe originally used for transport and trading. Known for its countless bodies of water, Quebec is your perfect destination for rabaska canoeing. Ideal for outdoor group or family activities, a rabaska canoe takes you out to admire superb landscapes and paddle to magical islands while you observe nature at its finest. Trust Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters to organize a rabaska canoe trip that meets your every expectation!

Rafting

Quebec is known for its rivers and whitewater rafting tours ? without a doubt one of its top watersport activities. Interested in playing in Quebec’s great outdoors and clean fresh air, with a splash of adrenaline? With friends or family, set out on a guided river rafting adventure in complete safety ? Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters take good care of beginner and expert rafters alike. In Montreal, the Laurentians or the Gaspé region, come live an unforgettable experience, enjoy nature, get wet and have a ball out there, riding the waves on your next rafting trip. 

Recreational kayaking

Recreational kayaking is a great way to paddle down Quebec’s many waterways. Contrary to sea kayaking, recreational kayaking takes place on calm water, is non-enclosed and does not require a spray skirt. Quebec has countless waterways and lakes, each as perfect as the next for practising this sport. Recreational kayaking is very safe, ideal for beginner kayakers and a great family activity too. Be assured Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters have everything required for you to enjoy your next kayak adventure in Quebec, paddling your way around a string of islands, having a great time with your gang, in...

River kayaking

Quebec is a top destination worldwide for avid river kayakers. Its countless freshwater rivers are ideal for whitewater and river kayaking. Beginners or experts, Aventure Écotourisme Québec’s accredited kayak outfitters organize paddling trips for every taste and pace in Canada’s great outdoors. Learn everything there is to know about river kayaking, travel Canada’s many legendary rivers or ride the St. Lawrence’s renowned waves. The beauty of the river and its riverside scenery are simply stunning.  

Sailing

Sailors and nature lovers adore Quebec for its countless bodies of water. Sailing is the perfect outdoor activity for discovering Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord and St. Lawrence River.  To fine tune your sailing skills, take off on a sailing trip or admire the scenery deckside, the Canadian wilderness is definitely an eye-opener. Choose any one of Aventure Écotourisme Quebec’s sailing schools and go for a guided sail lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days, and live your very own unique sailing adventure. 

Scuba diving

Quebec boasts prime dive locations. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert scuba diver, diving is always exceptional around les Îles-de-la-Madeleine or in Île Bonaventure’s protected marine belt, Les Escoumins or the Mingan, Forillon or many other archipelagos. Visit shipwrecks, underwater cliffs and marine mammals! Fall under the spell of Quebec’s beautiful waterscapes and discover its rich marine flora. In winter, dive under the ice and spend unparalleled moments of intense thrills in the great outdoors. Take advantage of the expertise of Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters, and dive in complete safety as you explore Quebec in...

Sea Kayaking

In Quebec, sea kayaking takes place on the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay Fjord. Sea, lake and river kayaking are the perfect outdoor activity for discovering Quebec’s marine fauna. Paddle your sea kayak to meet the whales, fish or discover Quebec’s unique scenery. With family or friends, treat yourself to a guided activity and spend anywhere from several hours to several days in nature, with the services of an accredited Aventure Écotourisme Québec outfitter. Be charmed paddling Canada’s clear waters and enjoy our countless activities for avid kayakers. 

Stand up paddle

Quebec is the perfect destination for practising Stand Up Paddle Board ? a.k.a. SUP or paddleboarding. Quebec’s countless rivers are perfect for SUP trips tailored for beginners and experts alike. SUP is the ideal sport for observing Canada’s flora and fauna, enjoying a river paddleboard trip, exploring a lake, conquering the St. Lawrence River’s waves or SUP Yoga. Make your next outdoor experience your best one ever by choosing an outdoor activity hosted by an Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitter.

Surf

Yes ? you CAN surf in Quebec! Of course, we mean surfing on the St. Lawrence River, in Montreal, where non-stop wave action is pure bliss for beginner or expert surfers. Learn the basics of this singular sport, or work on your technique so you’re ready to surf Canada’s west coast! Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters gladly offer surf lessons on the region’s loveliest bodies of water. A quick tip: Once you’re in the water, take a moment to spot a great blue heron and appreciate Quebec’s fresh air and great outdoors.

Whitewater riveroarding

Among outdoor enthusiasts, Quebec is renowned for its countless bodies of water. Are you an adrenaline junkie? Try an amazing outdoor activity that takes you out to conquer nature ? on a riverboard adventure! Pull on a pair of fins, hop on your riverboard and discover a sport that blends whitewater rafting and surfing. Revel in everything the river has to offer and have the time of your life! From the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to the Lachine Rapids in Montreal, let Aventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters guide you in complete safety, on your next whitewater riverboarding trip.  

Windsurfing

Lovers of the great outdoors and outdoor activities adore Quebec for its many bodies of water. Just add a little adrenaline ? learn how to windsurf!  Treat yourself to a private or group lesson and learn how to master this watersport, ride the waves, slalom or control your speed. Whether your goal is to sail like a pro or just have fun playing in the water with your friends, Aventure Écotourisme Québec’s member windsurf schools are dedicated to meeting your every expectation. Soak up the warm rays, play on Quebec’s awesome lakes and rivers... windsurfing in the great outdoors! 

Zodiac

In Quebec, zodiacs are semi-rigid inflatables by and large used to provide optimal whale-watching experiences. In addition to the thrill of riding so close to the waves, zodiacs take you out to discover Quebec’s rich marine wildlife. A zodiac cruise is the best way to discover Manicouagan, the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and the St. Lawrence River, promising countless exciting moments out on the water. Zodiac cruises offered by Aventure Écotourisme Québec members are eco-friendly and devised for visitors. Two more reasons to discover Canada’s natural kingdom and revel in its great outdoors ? aboard a zodiac!