This article was quite the challenge.

The goal was to create a list of the best rivers to go tubing on near Montreal. The only problem is that you can't search for "Tubing" in Canada the only results you get are for "Snow Tubing".

And since no one actually rents tubes there's only one solution left.

We've tracked down all the lazy rivers and lakes in the area that offer some kind of canoe or kayak rental.

So you can either lay back and day-drink while riding a canoe down the river. Or you can buy your own tube and let yourself float lazily down the stream.

They only cost about $20 and you can buy one right here.

Now all you need to do is find which river or lake is right for you:

Matapedia River

Directions

This place offers Kayak, Canoe, Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and even Snorkeling. Check out their website to see the best spots to ride your tube or you can book one of their many canoe trips. Everything from 2 hour rides to 5 day adventures

Click here for more info.


St-Charles River

Directions

If you're looking for something a little closer to Quebec city the St-Charles River has you covered. Again, you have the option of doing your own thing, booking a day trip or renting any of the 175 rentals on site. Anyone up for some paddleboarding ?

Click here for more info.


Missisquoi River

Directions

This river just keeps going and going. The river is calm and peaceful and the view is unbelievable. The real advantage of renting vs going off on your own is that someone will actually pick up and your boat at the other end and drive you back to your car. There are also nighttime excursions available.

Click here for more info.


Bonaventure River

Directions

This is known to be one of the clearest rivers in Quebec. This is place is definitely worth the road trip. Your Instagram account will thank you. If you're too nervous to go at it alone, don't worry. The local boat rental shop actually has staff members watching the river every few kilometers.

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Rivière des Milles Îles

Directions

We had to include at least one nearby river. This is an article about lazy tubing, so I assume at least a few of you are lazy. Don't feel like being lazy? You can rent something faster like their many different types of kayak or you can even rent a tiny motor boat.

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Kiamika Reservoir

Directions

If size matters to you, this is a big one. So big you could ride a sailboat on it if you wanted to. But the best plan here is to get some canoes or kayaks and explore the nearby sandy beaches for a private picnic

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Reservoir Poisson Blanc

Directions

The lake is great for tubing but this is one for the first-timers. If you've always wanted to learn how to canoe, kayak or SUP, then step into the world's most amazing classroom.

Click here for more info.


Saguenay Fjords

Directions

There are more than enough spots to throw a tube in the water and fall asleep, or you can go on an epic sea kayaking adventure. Short and long excursions are available and they even cover the meals.

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