7 Spots To Go Kayaking In And Around Montreal For A Fun & Cheap Spontaneous Summer Date

If you're hoping to hit the water, there are plenty of places to kayak in and near Montreal.

The Montreal area has no shortage of natural beauty and boating is one of the best ways to get a different view of these landscapes and give yourself a little escape from the city.

If you're willing to venture out a little further, there are other hidden watering holes, rivers, and waterfalls to find throughout Quebec where you can kayak your days away!

Îles de Boucherville National Park

Price: $25.50 per person for a double kayak.

Address: 55, Île Sainte-Marguerite, Boucherville, QC

Why You Should Go: There are several boats available for rent, including pedal boats and rowboats. Just minutes from Montreal, the Îles de Boucherville and its central bayou offer an exotic escape from the city. Be sure to check the latest updates on park access and boat rental schedules.


Lac Dupuis

Price: $40 for an activity passport

Address: 39, ch. Fridolin-Simard, Estérel, QC

Why You Should Go: Kayaking is just one of the many activities available at the Estérel Resort, where you can also embark on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure or hike through the grounds.


Espace Navi 

Price: $45 - $69.

Address: 6500, boul. LaSalle, Montreal, QC

Why You Should Go: Located in the Montreal borough of Verdun, this water experience will allow you to take in city views while connecting with nature. There is even an option to enjoy the views during the night.


Parcours Gouin 

Price: Single kayak for one hour $16) or two hours ($24) / Double kayak for one hour ($26) or two hours ($32)

Address: 6891, boul. Gouin O., Montreal, QC

Why You Should Go: If you want to go kayaking or even biking, this may be the spot for you. You can even schedule your kayaking departure during the evening hours for a view of the setting sun over the water.



Price: $26.09 - $95.68 (see website for packages)

Address: 2268, rue de l'Église, Val-David, QC

Why You Should Go: You can roam through the Rivière du Nord in Val-David by canoe or kayak, both double and single.

Lachine Canal

Price: Single kayak for 30 minutes ($15), one hour ($20), two hours ($40) / Double kayak for 30 minutes ($30), one hour ($35), two hours ($70)

Address: 2727B, rue St-Patrick, Montreal, QC

Why You Should Go: You don't need to travel too far from Montreal to enjoy nature. The Lachine Nautical Centre is within walking distance of the metro and has plenty of boats available for rent From the water, you'll get an alternative view of the popular canal and surrounding park.


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