Canoe - kayak

A family course in calm waters

The canoe-kayak run downstream of the Bras-du-Nord River is a pioneering family activity that made the Valley famous among outdoors enthusiasts. This calm water pathway features fine sand beaches and many meandering stretches. Flowing through the steep mountains, the majestic Delaney fall reaches the stream. (Shortcut RA trail, RU creek, Bras-du-Nord B2). This sweet escape offers wild landscapes striking with natural beauty, that harkens back to far away times.

Dogs are not allowed. See our dog policy.

Canoe - kayak

Distance 17,5 km
Approximate time 3 to 6 hours
Difficulty level

Technically easy
Physically tough

Two short easy level (R1) rapids parts that require basic skills in canoeing

Shallow water in the summer means no boat carrying.

Starting point

  • Accueil Shannahan dock (without shuttle reservation)

    Accueil Cantin landing (with shuttle booked on reservation)

Nearby accommodations

Required skills

Please take note that the participants must be able to swim alone with their life jacket in case the canoe or kayak tips over. We do not allow young children to do this activity because of the risks they are exposed to.

Plan your trip

Boat rental
Vallée Bras-du-Nord offers canoe as well as single and double kayak rental. This service includes shuttle transportation, basic equipment such as life jackets and paddles, and right of access. (Rental of dry bag not offered)

Canoes can board up to two adults and one child under 10.

Please note that dogs aren't allowed on the river.

Boat transportation and shuttle service.
Available with a boat rental only at Vallée Bras-du-Nord.

Shuttle schedule
From Victoria Day until St-Jean-Baptiste, Saturday and Sunday only.
From St-Jean-Baptiste to Labour Day, 7 days a week.
From Labour Day to Thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday only.

Departures are from 8h30 et 12h30, upon reservation.

Note that the rallying point for the shuttle is at Accueil Cantin, 15 minutes before reservation hour. Vehicles may stay parked at this location during your stay. Vallée Bras-du-Nord handles the boat transportation at all times.

Rentals without the shuttle service:
Rentals without the shuttle service mean you have to organize your own transportation between the Cantin center and the Shannahan center. You can take a taxi service or use two vehicles. Please take note there are no departures allowed on the river after 1 pm.

Clients who own their own boat:
Clients who own their own boat must provide their own transportation and shuttle, and pay the right of access to the river at Accueil Shannahan.

Please note that dogs aren't allowed on the river.

A taxi service is available.

Handy PDF files. Print them to plan your trip more easily!

Click here to download the sector's mapThe sector's map Recommended equipmentEquipment Click here to download a list of important things to do before your tripImportant things to do Click here to download our cancellation policyCancellation policy

Canoe rental package
Canoe: Monday to Thursday
2 persons
Canoe: Fri, Saturday, Sunday, etc*
2 persons
Single kayak: Monday to Thursday
Single kayak: Fri, Saturday, Sunday, etc*
Double kayak: Monday to Thursday
2 persons
Double kayak: Fri, Saturday, Sunday, etc*
2 persons

Rates include boat, right of access to the river, shuttle, boat transportation, life jackets and paddles. (Taxes not included). *Holiday and from July 21nd to August 3th, 2018.

Access fees to the river
Child (7 to 15 years old)
Student / 65 years old +
Taxes not included.
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