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 23th to September 3th, 2023 : Departure at 11:00.
From July 17th to August 22th, 2023 : Departures 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.
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)||Advantages||Disadvantages||Prerequisites|
2 pass. / 200 kg
|One experienced person in the back|
|Double kayak||2 pass. / 300 kg||Be at ease in water|
|Single kayak||1 pass. / 150 kg||Be at ease in water|
|Raft||4 à 6 pass. / 450 kg||None|
|Stand up paddle (SUP)||1 pass. / 95 kg|