You Can Actually Go Swimming In This Crystal-Clear Quebec River This Summer (PHOTOS)

You can see all the way to the bottom!
Senior Editor
Quebec's Crystal-Clear Rivière Bonaventure Is Open For Swimming

Sorry to change your plans, but you'll have to add yet another stop along your Gaspésie road trip this summer: Cime Aventures and the Rivière Bonaventure.

Most of the crystal-clear river is once again open to swimming this year, and the campground and activities centre is offering kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals for visitors to explore the waterway.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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A Cime Aventures spokesperson told MTL Blog that parts of the river are closed in 2021 in order to preserve salmon habitats. Visitors are asked to respect signage indicating the locations where swimming is no longer allowed.

The campground also asks swimmers to opt for environmentally friendly sunscreen and insect repellent to avoid contaminating the waters. The use of soap is also not allowed in the river.

Get the details below.

Cime Aventures At Quebec's Rivière Bonaventure

Price: Cime Aventures offers multiple packages of varying prices.

Address: 200, chemin Athanase Arsenault, Bonaventure, QC

Why You Need To Go: To submerge yourself in cool, clear water.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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