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 22nd to August 26th, 2023 : Departure at 11:30. More departure times will be added during the high season (times to be determined)

  • 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

    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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