Outdoor activity during your vacation in Gaspésie? The Famous tour is your perfect river trip for active beginners: one full day on the beautiful Bonaventure River, on a canoe, a kayak or a stand-up paddle board (SUP). When the river level is above 25 m3/second, the Famous Tour is also available in a mini-raft. Just enough action with class 1 and 2 rapids. The Famous Tour is everyone’s favorite.

Reserve in advance, limited numbers available!

Please note that minimal water level for rafts and SUP is 25m3/sec. You can consult realtime water level here : Bonaventure river water level

Detailed program

June 5th to September 27th: departure at 10:00.

From July 15th to August 20th : departures at 10:00AM and 10:30AM

  • Arrival at Cime Aventures 30 minutes before departure;
  • Shuttle bus to the put in (45 minute ride), where you’ll start your river trip which will lead you back to Cime;
  • Instructions from patrol will be announced regarding safety, environment, basic techniques, equipment, itinerary, etc.;
  • River trip on a canoe, a kayak or a mini-raft of about 4.5 hours depending on your rythm;
  • You must be back at Cime at 5:30pm.

Included

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

Choice of craft

Below is the information neccsesary too choose the right craft for your activity on the Bonaventure River. Be it a family vacation or a romantic couples retreat in the Gaspesie, there is a craft perfect for you.

Type  Capacity(passangers / weight) Advantages Disadvantages Prerequisites
Canoe

2 pass. / 200 kg

  • Comfortable
  • Very spacious
  • Can accomadate a child in the middle but not as well as the double kayak
  • 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 adults 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 to 6 pass. / 400 kg
  • Unsinkable and  secure
  • Ideal for beginners, young children and apprehensive passengers
  • Minimum flow rate: 25 m3/second
  • Slower than other craft
None
Stand up paddle (SUP) 1 pass. / 95 kg
  • Different point of view of the river (higher)
  • Requiers little water for flowtation
  • More challenging
  • SUP experienced
  • Having paddle the river section orL Experience in class 2 rapids