Lessons and Introductions

Introduction to Kayaking


This activity is intended for beginners. Please note that it will be held in French.

Learn how to handle a paddle alone or in a group and learn the basic techniques to be autonomous in a kayak.

Lachine Water Sports Site:

  • Sundays from June 25 to September 3, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*Free : Friday, June 23, 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. (1 hour only) in the context of the Fête de l'eau

Pierrefonds Water Sports Site:

  • Saturdays, July 1st to August 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For ages 55 and up : Fridays, July 7 and August 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Beauséjour Water Sports Site:

  • Thursdays, June 29, July 13 and 27, and August 3 and 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays, July 2 to August 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plage de l'Est Water Sports Site:

  • From June 23 to August 20: Fridays, Saturdays (except Auguts 19) and Sundays from 10 a.m to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • From August 21 to September 3: Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*Free : July 2 and 28, and September 2 in the context of Zone active


  • Kayak;
  • Personal flotation device (PFD) and water safety kit;
  • 1 hour with a guide (at the parc de Beauséjour, Pierrefonds and Lachine water sports sites, the activity lasts 2 hours, the second hours being a rental).

*At the Lachine water sports site, its also possible to bring your own equipment for an inferior rate.


  • Ability to swim;
  • Signing the Risk Acknowledgement and Acceptance form;
  • Meeting the minimum age requirements :
  • Children need to be at least 12 years old to board a watercraft;
  • 12 to 17 year-olds can board a watercraft alone, but must be accompanied by an adult, themselves in a watercraft;
  • Respecting the maximum weight capacity of the watercraft;
  • No animals are allowed on board the watercrafts.


  • For a full refund, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before the beginning of the activity;
  • You can still cancel your reservation with a $5 fee 48 hours before and up until the beginning of the activity;
  • Once the activity has started, you can no longer cancel, make changes or be refunded.


  • Online payments by credit card only;
  • Reserve online via Reservotron between 14 and 0 days before the rental.


  • It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your reservation;
  • For a safe and enjoyable experience, consider bringing a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, closed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Please only bring items that can follow you on your watercraft. A waterproof bag may be useful. No lockers or changing rooms will be available on site.


Beauséjour Water Sports Site

Pierrefonds Water Sports Site

Lachine Water Sports Site

(514) 710-6829, ext. 6
Various GUEPE nautical sites

According to the water sports site

Age :

Kids (12 years and up)




Season :
Date :

Many dates

1 or 2 hours depending on the water sports site
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