The Bonaventure river in Quebec in Gaspésie allows you to kayak on clear water


There’s a dreamy spot in Gaspésie, Quebec that’s known for its crystal clear water – and you can kayak for 20 kilometres.

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Cime Aventures offers a tour of the Bonaventure River, which has a shimmering turquoise color, and the trip lasts a full day so you can truly lose yourself in the magical scenery.

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You can choose to travel the rapids by canoe, single kayak or double kayak, which you can take out on the water for four to five hours. You can also opt for a mini-raft or a stand-up paddle (SUP) when the water levels are high enough.

Once you’ve passed the first part of the descent – 5 kilometers into your journey – there are rest areas along the sides of the river where you can take breaks and enjoy your surroundings.

Departures are at 10 a.m. from June 11 to September 26 and there is a second departure at 10:30 a.m. from July 17 to August 22, but you must arrive at Cime Aventures 30 minutes before departure.

The “Famous Tour” costs $75.99 for regular adults and $67.39 for students 14 and older.

Bonaventure river by kayak

Price: $75.99 per adult (get 15% off when you book online with code web15); $67.39 for students

When: Departure at 10am from July 11 to September 26; Departure at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. from July 17 to August 22

Address: 200, ch. Athanase Arsenault, Bonaventure, QC

Why you should go: Discover breathtaking landscapes during an aquatic adventure!


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