Adored for the technical challenge and for the breathtaking views it offers, paddleboarding is without a doubt a water sport that has been growing in popularity in recent years.
What could be more soothing than traveling the waterways of Quebec, your paddle in hand, letting yourself be lulled by the current and dazzled by the immensity of the landscapes that surround you?
We suggest 10 places to dream where you will absolutely want to sail with your paddleboard this summer!
Paddleboard, paddle board, SUP?
Whether we are talking about paddleboard, paddle board or SUP for stand-up paddleboard, it is a board that allows you to sail on the water. Of course, there are different kinds of boards for different uses and bodies of water.
Thus, you will find many options that differ in shape, thickness and volume, offered in rigid or inflatable format. Thus, you have wider boards that give you better stability under your feet to practice yoga or to cover long distances, or, on the contrary, more slender boards to go faster, but less stable.
Without a doubt, there are tons of choices for having fun on Quebec's bodies of water this summer, whether it's with your own board or with one rented through the various rental outlets on offer.
Lanaudière: Descent of the L’Assomption river in Sainte-Béatrix
Thrill seekers, don't miss the Sup Xtrem, organized on the magnificent L'Assomption river in Sainte-Béatrix, in Lanaudière. This activity, usually offered on weekends, can be practiced both with the family and alone. With both feet on your board, you will have to travel the river and its small rapids to reach a paradise island where a BBQ of local products and an unforgettable swim in the waterfalls await you. Lasting 4 hours, this guided activity is suitable for both beginners and novices who want to have a great group experience.
Terrebonne : Terrebonne River Park
Are you visiting Terrebonne this summer? You could navigate through the vast relief of the Rivière des Milles-Îles protected area. If you do not have a boat, it is possible to rent kayaks, canoes and of course, paddle boards to explore this magnificent territory. Take advantage of your getaway to picnic on the edge of an island and relax surrounded by nature.
Where to paddleboard on the South Shore
No need to go very far from the Island of Montreal to put your boat in the water and enjoy the sunny days.
Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park
The Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park gives you access to the magnificent Lac des Bouleaux with its rental boats. The paddleboards that can be rented there are ideal for exploring the calm body of water in peace. You will love doing this activity which is perfect for the family.
Boucherville Islands National Park
A stroll on the St. Lawrence River, anyone? the Boucherville Islands National Park offers the possibility of strolling on the waters of the river in peace on the nautical path Le Grand-Héron, which is no less than 8 km, as well as Le Castor with its 4 km length. It is also possible to rent a SUP and a paddle here.
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu: Ronald-Beauregard Outdoor Center
Explore the great Richelieu River from the Ronald-Beauregard Outdoor Center, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Discover this magnificent body of water in the Montérégie, a huge playground for fun all day long. If you do not have the necessary equipment, you can rent it from the company O SUP Shop, which will be happy to lend you the appropriate board and oar.
Drummondville: Sainte-Thérèse Water Park
It is by the Sainte-Therese Water Park that you can access the Saint-François River in the heart of Drummondville. This body of water is quite suitable for those who are new to this hobby. You will love the quick access to the river through the city and the charming landscape that borders it.
Beauce: Paddle La Chaudière, Saint-Georges
Paddle La Chaudière is a group of paddle sports enthusiasts who share their prowess together and organize outings on the Saint-Georges River in Lotbinière. We warmly recommend that you follow the group if you are a "tripeux" who wants to join this group which democratizes this leisure in this region with splendid landscapes.
Gaspésie: Base Camp
There is nothing more magical than traveling the rivers of the immense wild territory of Gaspésie. Located 10 minutes from Percé, the base camp gaspesie offers you the opportunity to learn paddleboarding on the Coin du Banc beach or to go on a guided exploration on the Murphy River in the Barachois de Malbaie and the Coin-du-Banc cove. With a beauty worthy of the regional stories told there.
Saguenay: Kayak Fjord, Anse Saint-Jean
Are you looking for an extraordinary experience? Fjord en Kayak offers you a wide range of activities to discover the white waters of the Saguenay Fjord from Anse-Saint-Jean. Recognized for its magical sea kayak outings, Fjord a Kayak also rents paddle boards so that young and old can stroll peacefully in the bay of Anse-Saint-Jean. An activity that will be enjoyed by the whole family.
Mauricie: why not a paddle & beer experience?
Located in Trois-Rivières in Mauricie, Maikan Adventure, located on the banks of the Saint-Maurice River, is an outdoor gear and rental store, ideal for those who want to learn about SUP this summer. In addition to having a lot of fun on this superb body of water, you can combine your outing with a beer tasting at sunset, at their restaurant-bar the Chack.
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