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Expéditions Nouvelle Vague

Expéditions Nouvelle Vague


Only 35 minutes away from downtown Quebec City, New Wave Expeditions is THE outdoor location to live an unforgettable white water experience. We are located on the shores of the Jacques Cartier River, right at the end of the famous Tewkesbury rapids. With packages to please everyone, your rafting adventure will certainly be the highlight of your summer!
Adrenaline enthusiasts can tackle the traditional section : three hours packed with fun rapids and other incredible white water activities like cliff jumping and swimming a rapid. If you are looking for something more peaceful, enjoying the beauties of nature, you can opt for the Family Float Trip or the Discovery, two wonderful sections at the heart of the Jacques-Cartier valley. We also offer specialised river courses like white water kayaking, white water rescue and a rafting guide course.
Over the years, we have followed the evolution of white water rafting here and abroad. Members of our team have visited many different companies all over North America, South America, Europe, Central America and Asia. Their observations come down to these three words: New Wave Expeditions.

Our mission is simple: Sharing our passion for white water rafting, by bringing forward our quality packages and by turning moments into memories for our clients. You will be welcomed in our modern facilities located at the end of the rapids with a superb terrace overlooking the river, ideal for an après-raft to be remembered.

Our primary concern is to ensure your enjoyment and safety at all times during your experience. From the choice of package that suits you best to the state of our equipment, each decision is made to make you live an unforgettable moment, while honouring our safety mission.
Our guides are hired based on their experience, their professionalism, their maturity as well as their capacity to share their passion for white water. They go through a rigorous training each year to ensure your safety at all times on the river for the benefit of your experience. Our guides take their responsibilities seriously and the river manager ensures that their trainings are up to date every year. Each guide is certified in white water rescue and first aid/CPR.

Available activities:
River kayaking
Whitewater riverboarding
Visit our website for more information
Contact :
246, 5e Avenue,
Saint-Gabriel de Valcartier (Quebec) G0A 4S0

Activities offered by Expéditions Nouvelle Vague

Rafting - Traditional Tewkesbury

Rafting - Traditional Tewkesbury
Rafting Jacques-Cartier
Our place

A unique rafting experience

At only 35 minutes from Quebec city, experience a rafting adventure on the Jacques Cartier River and discover the famous rapids of the Tewkesbury section. Raft the 9,6 km of class III-IV-(V) rapids, swim in white water, go cliff jumping, enjoy a snack on the water and top off your day with a delicious BBQ supper. You will be accompanied by a team of experienced and passionate guide.

Duration: 3 hours and 1 hour preparation
Included: Wetsuits, snacks, bbq meal (optional)
Conditions: Must be at least 12 years of age (depending on the water level) and 90 pounds (41 Kilos)

From early May to mid-October

From 84$ +tx

Rafting - Family float trip

Rafting - Family float trip
family float rip

A family experience

Discover a calmer section of the magnificent Jacques Cartier River with your family and friends, accompanied by a guide who will reveal you all its secrets. Children will be delighted to play in the water along the way. There are no rapids on this section in order to make this adventure safe and accessible to everyone

Duration: 2 hours in the river and 1 hour preparation
Included: Wetsuits, snacks, bbq meal (optional)
Conditions: Must be at least 3 years of age

From early May to mid-October

From 34+tx

Rafting & spa

Rafting & spa
rafting & spa

Exclusively with New Wave Expeditions, offer yourselves a complete day in the Jacques Cartier area! In the morning, paddle the Traditional Tewkesbury section , enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on our magnificient terrace and top off your day by spending the afternoon at the Nordique Spa et Détente.

Duration: 3 hours on the water, 1 hour preparation and access to the spa in th afternoon
Included: wetsuits, snacks, bbq lunch, access to the Nordique Spa et détente
Conditions : 90 pounds and 16 years old (To access the Spa, young adults of 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult)


Whitewater kayaking lessons

Whitewater kayaking lessons
whitewater kayaking lesson
river kayaking

Come and learn the basics of whitewater kayaking on one of the most beautiful river in Quebec. We offer different courses for everyone. These courses will allow you to learn the basics of whitewater kayaking, reading rapids. You will have the chance to experience a new sport safely with  the constant support of your experienced guide-instructor.

Included: Wetsuits, snacks
Conditions: 14 years minimum and 90 pounds

from 119$+tx