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.
Speakerphones are not allowed.

Canoe - kayak

Distance 17,5 km
Approximate time 4 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

    Accueil Cantin landing

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 boat transportation, 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.

Inflatable boats are prohibited with the exception of paddle boards, canoes and high pressure inflatable kayaks, made of rigid and resistant material. These boats allow a progression as efficient as a non-inflated boat. For experienced paddleboarders only. It is recommended to remove the fin for the small rapids sections. Rigid paddle boards are not recommended due to the shallow rocky bottom which can damage these boards.

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.

Clients who own their own boat:
Plan two cars to make your own shuttle between Cantin and Shannahan offices. You have to be at the Shannahan welcome center by 1 pm maximum.

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 starting from
2 persons
Single kayak starting from
Double kayak starting from
2 persons

Rates include boat, right of access to the river, boat transportation, life jackets and paddles. (Taxes not included). *Holiday and construction holidays.

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