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7 Rivers In Quebec To Visit When You Just Want To Spend Your Day On The Water

For those of us looking for a lazy adventure.
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7 Rivers In Quebec To Visit When You Just Want To Spend Your Day On The Water

The warm weather means it's time to start exploring different Quebec rivers. If you're someone who's more into the lazy lifestyle, then the floating on a river is the perfect chilled adventure for you. How many other ways can you think of that let you sit back, relax, cool off, and explore all at once?

The best part about Quebec rivers is that they're one of the most ideal ways to take in so much of nature and scenery.

Whether you ride in a tube, take a kayak or try stand-up paddleboarding, you can be as lazy or active as you'd like and still keep moving.

That's my kind of outdoor adventure.

And even though we love the St. Lawrence, Quebec is jam-packed with so many rivers that are literally never-ending.

Each has its own charm and surroundings, giving a unique experience to every river you visit.

So if you need somewhere to cool off in the next heat wave or if you just want a chilled out way to take in our beautiful province, check out these rivers where you can float the day away.

Au Diable Vert

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 35 minutes

River tubing on the Missisquoi River at Au Diable Vert is one of their most popular activities, with passes available for a few hours or the whole day if you're happy to just float away.



Distance from Montreal: 9 hours and 10 minutes

The only thing better than floating is doing it on water so clear that you feel like you're flying!

This river in Gaspésie is known for its crystal clear water so beautiful you'd think they it was photoshopped... Not to worry though, it's not.


Rivière Rouge

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 35 minutes



Distance from Montreal: 2 hours

Trois-Rivières is perfect for tubing, plus kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. Talk about the coolest road trip to help you cool off.


Rivière des Milles Îles

Distance from Montreal: 50 minutes

For the perfect last-minute getaway, head to Rivière des Milles Îles, less than an hour away from Montreal. Not only can you relax on the river, but it's also a nature reserve, so don't be afraid if you see some incredible wildlife.


Kiamika Reservoir

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours

Are you a "go big or go home" kind of person? Then this is the spot for you. The reservoir so big — 87 kilometres to be exact — and has so much to explore. You'll never want to go home!


Rivière Gatineau

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Rivière Gatineau is one of the most relaxing places in Quebec. Not only is the water clear and refreshing, but stick around long enough and you'll experience beautiful sunsets like these.


Wishing you a wonderful day full of nothing but floating.

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