Not available in september 2022 | Will resume in june 2023

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 Gaspésie!

*Minimal required water level for the mini-raft is 8 m3/sec.
Follow the water level in real time here : Bonaventure river water level.

Are you travelling with your family and young children? Or simply don’t have any experience on a river? Explore canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding or mini-rafting for the first time! This short section of the Bonaventure river is calm, and offers the best conditions for a peaceful river descent that will enhance your stay in Gaspésie.

There is a zero tolerance policy in place for alcohol and cannabis consumption during all activities.

Detailed program of The Family Tour

From June 10th to September 4th, 2022 : Departure at 11:30 and 1:00.

From July 17th to August 22th, 2022 : Departure at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30.

  • Arrival at Cime Aventures 30 minutes before departure;
  • Instructions will be announced regarding safety, environment, basic techniques, equipment, itinerary, rapids, etc.;
  • River trip by kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard or mini-raft of about 2 hours;
  • Shuttle Bus back to Cime Aventures 2,5 hours after departures.


  • Equipment
    • Lifejacket
    • Paddle or oar
  • Your choice of raft
  • Services
    • Shuttle service back to Cime Aventures

Here is the preparatory video for the activity:

Guide for choosing your craft

Please note that to choose a single kayak, the abilities of children over 11 years old need to be evaluated. Cime Aventures do not advise a single kayak for children under 10 years old.

Type Capacity (passengers / weight)AdvantagesDisadvantagesPrerequisites

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 kayak2 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  kayak1 pass. / 150 kg
  • Stable
  • Easy to operate
  • Ideal for a begginner
  • Not recommended for corpulent passangers
Be at ease in water
Raft4 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

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