“Reconnect with nature”

During your holiday in Gaspésie, there are essentials, and the Bonaventure River is one of them. Discover the limpid and pure Bonaventure during a full day. You will travel through an isolated and wild sector upstream of the river. Class 1 and 2 rapids.

Come observe the Atlantic salmon, a pleasure for the eyes.

To visit this area, two shuttles are required: one for the outward journey and one for the return. Arrive at Cime Aventures no later than 7:30 a.m. You will be back in your vehicle around 4:00 p.m.

Book at least a month in advance, availability is limited!

Detailed program of The Early bird

From July 19th to August 7th at 8:00 a.m.

  • Be at the reception at 7:30 a.m. No latecomers will be accepted.
  • The shuttle departure will be at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
  • Optional equipment rental (neoprene booties, neoprene suit, barrel)
  • Viewing of the safety instructions video and signing of the forms
  • Bus ride (approximately 45 minutes) to the launching point at km 45;
  • Training before departure by a patroller who will be following the group;
  • Descent of approximately 4.5 hours in a canoe, double kayak or single kayak;
  • Take breaks so you don’t get too far ahead of the patroller, as the return shuttle will be the same for everyone;
  • The last rest area is at the Trois-frères pit;
  • The return shuttle will leave at approximately 3:15 p.m. from Pit 56 (km 29) once the entire group has returned. This time is approximate and depends on the pace of the group.
  • Return to Cime Aventures around 4:00 p.m.

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


  • Equipment
    • Your choice of boat

      Canoe, double kayak, or single kayak

    • Paddle or rowing

    • Life jacket
  • Services
    • 45-minute shuttle to the launch
    • 45-minute shuttle back to Cime Aventures
    • Departure instructions given by a patroller
    • Patroller closing the river

 Choice of boat

Here is the information you need to choose your boat for your activity on the Bonaventure River. Whether you are taking a family trip or a romantic vacation in Gaspésie, there is the perfect craft for you.

Closed shoes are mandatory for this activity.

Guide for choosing a boat

Type Capacity (passengers / weight)AdvantagesDisadvantagesPrerequisites
Canoe2 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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