Looking for a family activity in Gaspesie? You don’t have much time but you’d like to spend it on the beautiful Bonaventure River, on a canoe, a stand-up paddleboard a kayak or a mini-raft*? This short section of the river offers you the best conditions for a great time during your holidays in the Gaspésie peninsula!

Book ahead ; limited numbers available! 

Minimal required water level for mini-raft is 10 m3/sec. You can consult realtime water level here : Bonaventure river water level

Detailed program

June 19th to July 14th : Departures at 11:30 and 13:00

July 15th to August 20thDepartures at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 14:30

August 21st to September 29th : Departures at 11:00 and 13:00

  • Arrival at Cime Aventures 30 minutes before departure;
  • Instructions will be announced regarding safety, environment, basic techniques, equipment, itinerary, etc.;
  • River trip of about 2 hours;
  • Shuttle Bus back to Cime Aventures from the Bonaventure Marina 2,5 hours after departures.


  • Services
    • Shuttle service from the Marina back to Cime Aventures
    • Instructions given by patrol at departure
  • Equipment
    • Lifejacket
    • Paddle or oar
  • Your choice of raft

Guide for choosing your craft

Type  Capacity (passengers / weight) Advantages Disadvantages Prerequisites

2 pass. / 200 kg

  • Comfortable
  • Very spacious
  • Can accomadate a child in the middle. (no seat)
  • Less stable than kayaks and rafts
One experienced person in the back
Double kayak 2 pass. / 300 kg
  • Stable
  • Easy to operate
  • Ideal for 2 adult and a child
  • Low-to-water craft where waves can easily enter
Be at ease in water
Single  kayak 1 pass. / 150 kg
  • Stable
  • Easy to operate
  • Ideal for a begginner
  • Not recommended for corpulent passangers
Be at ease in water
Raft 4 à 6 pass. / 450 kg
  • Unsinkable and  secure
  • Ideal for beginners, young children and apprehensive passangers
  • Minimum flow rate: 10 m3/second
  • Slower than other crafts
Stand up paddle (SUP) 1 pass. / 95 kg
  • Different point of view of the river (higher)
  • More challenging
  • SUP experienced
  • Experience in class 2 rapids