Recreational paddling program

Nautical Activities offers young people and adults a full range of competitive and recreational programs as well as safe, structured activities and rental of small craft so that everyone can enjoy Lake Saint-Louis.

90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Pointe-Claire, Québec  H9S 4H7
See map

Types of craft available

  • Competition canoes and kayaks
  • Pleasure canoes
  • Sea kayaks
  • Dragon boats
  • Canoe polo boats
  • Standing paddle boards


The Nautical Activities Department reserves the right to cancel practices and activities due to weather or water conditions, or because of a special event.

Classes are offered in spring, summer and fall and are given by qualified instructors, some nationally certified.

  • Paddling lessons for children
  • Adapted paddling and paracanoe
  • Competitive programs for young people
  • Adult programs
  • Master and canoe polo classes


Register by going to the Registration page.


Open Paddle

Open Paddle membership advantages

  • Unlimited access to equipment during opening hours
  • The opportunity to participate in events such as moonlight paddles, dragon boat outings, and more
  • Discounted rate for guest passes (rental)
  • Special rate for kayak lessons
Membership rates Dates Resident Non-Resident
Individual May 20 – October 2 $255 $355
Family May 20 – October 2 $340 $475


Discover Valois Bay from a new angle with our wide range of paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards). Try as many boats as you like. Equipment and life jacket provided. No experience necessary.

Dates Rental Hourly Rates Resident Non-Resident
May 20 – October 2 Adult $15 $20
Teen (12-17 year olds) $8 $11
Youth (5-11 year olds) $5 $7

Open Paddle and rental schedule

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
May 20 – June 24
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
June 25 – August 28
12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 29 – October 2
4:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Holidays : May 23, June 24, July 1 and September 6 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Dock access

The Nautical Activities Center Dock Access Paddling Pass, will provide you access to the docks at the Nautical Center. As, in any activity that is involves open water you are responsible for the risks and dangers that may occur.

Rates per boat:

Resident Non-resident
Daily $3 $5
Seasonal $35 $50

Dates and hours of operations:

Date Monday to Friday Saturday and Sunday
May 15 to June 23 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 25 to August 22 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 23 to October 2 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holidays: May 17, June 24,

July 1 and September 6

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rates include:

  • Access to the dock
  • Access to day parking
  • Access to a locker room and bathrooms

Users are asked to follow the guidelines and security rules while using the Nautical Activities Site:

  • Each users, daily or seasonal will need to sign the DOCK ACCESS PASS AGREEMENT.
  • The programming under the care of the city of Pointe-Claire and the Nautical Activities has priorities on using the dock.
  • Users must present themselves to the welcome desk to validate their file and be assigned a dock, during operational hours.
  • Users must follow the guidance and decisions made by the Nautical Activities Site supervisor.
  • The code of conduct and the security rules should be respected at all times.

Programs for children

Programs for children

Canoe-kayak lessons for children

Sixty-minute paddling lessons once a week for eight weeks. Youth learn water safety and paddling techniques, they will have the opportunity to try kayaks, canoes, and Stand Up paddleboard. Activities take place at the Baie-de-Valois Nautical Center at 90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road.

Program Date Days Schedule Cost
Resident Non-resident
Kiddy Canoe
(ages 5 to 7)
June 28 – August 16
June 30 – August 18
July 2 – August 27
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$120 $170
Cricket Canoe
(ages 8 to 11)
June 28 – August 16
June 30 – August 18
July 2 – August 27
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
$120 $170
Teen Canoe
(ages 12 to 13)
June 28 – August 16 Thursday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. $120 $170


Programs for adults

Dragon Boat

A team sport that involves 20 individuals paddling together in a long, stable canoe. This increasingly popular team sport is an excellent form of cardio exercise. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

Date Schedule Cost
June 1 – August 31 Wednesday
7:40 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.

Sailing Base

The Sailing Base at the Baie-de-Valois Nautical Center provides pleasure boaters with wet mooring for their boats as well as rental of dry dock spaces for sailboats, canoes and kayaks.

Resident Non-resident
Wet mooring $470 $760
Dry mooring $270 $380
Canoe-Kayak $135 $215

Visit the sailing base page for more information.

Intro to Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board

This course is designed to get participants comfortable on the open water and get them more familiar with various types of boats, such as canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. This course provides technical paddling instruction, as well as all safety information needed when heading out on the water alone.

Date Schedule Cost
June 7 – 14 – 21 Tuesday
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.




June 9 – 16 – 23 Thursday
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Canoe Polo

Push your boat skills to the next level. This team sport combines elements from water polo and kayaking, and is very popular in Europe. Learn to throw a ball with your hand or paddle, Eskimo roll in your kayak and other boat maneuvres that will help your team win their match. Face off against teams in Toronto, Boston, New York or take your career further as part of Team Canada.

Date Schedule Cost
May 15 – October 2 Tuesday and Thursday
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

6 months


6 months

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Day camps

Various day camps are available for children and teens during the summer.

  • Canoe-kayak kids (full day camp)
  • Intro to paddling camp (half-day camp)
  • Teen paddling (half-day camp)
  • Canoe-kayak lessons: kiddie canoe and cricket

Visit the Day Camps page for more information.


Group activities

To encourage canoe-kayaking and dragon boating in the community, the Canoe Club offers the opportunity to combine these activities with group events.

  • Birthday parties
  • School outings
  • Corporate or non-profit organization events

Supervised by a team of qualified employees, our activities are safe, structured and fun. For groups of all sizes, this type of event gets kids interested in physical activity and promotes team spirit among coworkers.

For more information, contact Nautical Activities at 514-630-1256 or .



For more information about day camps, programs, group activities or nautical equipment rentals, contact Nautical Activities at 514-630-1256,  or make an online request.