Watch for Atlantic salmon on the Bonaventure River with some of the clearest water in the world. Are you looking for an 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 single kayak, or a double kayak. With its R1 and R2 rapids, The Famous Tour has just enough action, and is everyone’s favorite.

Mini-raft and stand-up paddleboard (SUP): if the water level is above 25 m3/second, which does not happen a lot in July and August, The Famous Tour is also available in a mini-raft, or a stand-up paddleboard. Book other boats to ensure a spot, and contact us shortly before your activity to see if the mini-raft or the SUP are available.

Consult real time water level here: Bonaventure river water level.

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

Detailed program of The Famous Tour

Departure at 10:30 AM from June 7th to September 15th. More departure times during the high season.

  • Arrival at Cime Aventures 45 minutes before departure;
  • Optional equipment rental (neoprene booties, neoprene suit, barrel)
  • Viewing of the safety instructions video and signing of the forms
  • 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 rhythm and breaks;
  • You must be back at Cime at 5:30PM.


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

Here is the preparatory video for the activity:

Choice of craft

Below is the information necessary to choose the right craft for your activity on the Bonaventure River. Whether you are on a family trip or a romantic vacation in Gaspésie, there is the perfect craft for you.

Closed shoes are mandatory for this activity.

If you feel that this activity is to advance for you, we recommend The Family tour.

Guide to 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 but not as well as the double kayak
  • Less stable than kayaks and rafts
One experienced person in the back
Double kayak2 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  kayak1 pass. / 150 kg
  • Stable
  • Easy to operate
  • Ideal for a begginner
  • Not recommended for corpulent passangers
Be at ease in water
Raft4 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
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
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