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.

 

Navigation Conditions

Last update : May 22th, 2024 at 19h00

The flag system informs boaters of the water and weather conditions to evaluate whether or not they are favourable for an outing in Baie de Valois. Note that this system is offered as an indication and that conditions change from day to day and even within the same day. The flag is updated daily at the Canoe Kayak Club and on this page.

In no case is this system a substitute for boaters’ responsibilities and actions.

90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Pointe-Claire, Québec  H9S 4H7
514-630-1256
See map


Types of craft available

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

Programming

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.

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


Registration

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, early morning paddle and more
  • Discounted rate for guest passes (rental)
2024 MEMBERSHIP RATES CATEGORY COST
Resident** Non-resident
Season pass Individual $265 $370
Family* $350 $490
Monthly pass Individual $90 $125
Family* $125 $175
Daily




Adult $36 $51
Teen (12-17 years old) $13 $19
Youth (5-11 years old) $8 $12
Child under 5 years old Free Free
Family rate $45 $63
Hourly



Adult $15 $20
Teen (12-17 years old) $8 $11
Youth (5-11 years old) $6 $9
Child under 5 Free Free

* A family includes all persons living at the same adress. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
** Valid MULTI Card required.

 

Rentals

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 1 Adult $15 $20
Teen (12-17 year olds) $8 $11
Youth (5-11 year olds) $5 $7
Child under 5 Free Free

Dates Daily Rates Resident Non-Resident
May 20 – October 1

Adult $36 $51
Teen (12-17 year olds) $11 $16
Youth (5-11 year olds) $7 $10
Child under 5 Free Free
Family rate $45 $63

Open Paddle and rental schedule

Season Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
Spring
May 18 – June 23
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Summer
June 24 – August 25
4:30 – 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fall
August 26 – October 6
4:30 p.m. until dusk 10 a.m. – 4 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 20 to June 25 4:30 to 8 p.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 26 to August 27 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 28 to October 1 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or sunset 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holidays: May 22, June 24,

July 1 and September 4

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

Kiddy Canoe – Cricket Canoe – Teen Canoe

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.

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.

Program Date Days Schedule Cost
Resident Non-resident
Kiddy Canoe
(ages 5 to 7)
June 25 – August 13
June 25 – August 13
July 27 – August 15
Tuesday
Tuesday
Thursday
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
7:05 – 8:05 p.m.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
$130 $180
Cricket Canoe
(ages 8 to 11)
June 25 – August 13
June 25 – August 13
June 27 – August 15
Tuesday
Tuesday
Thursday
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
7:05 – 8:05 p.m.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
$130 $180
Teen Canoe
(ages 12 to 13)
June 25 – August 13
June 25 – August 13
Tuesday
Tuesday
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
7:05 – 8:05 p.m.
$130 $180
Canoe Polo – Teen  June 23 – August 18 Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $150 $210

 

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. Program intended for beginners and individuals looking to be part of a group.

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.

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.

Paddle Board Yoga

Discover the benefits of yoga while enjoying a quiet time on Lake Saint-Louis.

Activities Date Schedule Resident Non-resident
Dragon Boat May 29 – July 10 Wednesday
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$95 $133



Paddle Board Yoga




$25 $35
$25 $35
$25 $35
$25 $35
$25 $35
  $25 $35
$25 $35
. $25 $35
Moonlight Paddle


July 21 Sunday
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
$45
$65
August 19 Monday
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Intro to Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board

 

June 4 – 11 – 18 Tuesday
6 – 8 p.m.
$145 $205
June 6 – 13 – 20 Thursday
6 – 8 p.m.
Canoe Polo – Annual
May 13 – October 6
Monday
6 – 8 p.m.
$205 $290
Wednesday
6 – 8 p.m.
Sunday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Canoe Polo – Summer
May 13 – October 6
Monday
6 – 8 p.m.
$290 $405
Wednesday
6 – 8 p.m.
Sunday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Canoe Polo – Teen June 23 – August 18 Sunday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m
$150 $210

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)

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 nautiques@pointe-claire.ca .

 

Information

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

 

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