Take an introductory lesson

Doing an activity in the Park is also contributing to the protection, conservation and enhancement of the Mille îles River and its tributaries. The money raised is used to conserve the rich natural environment of the river and the species at risk.

All summer long, the Park offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard lessons in co-operation with MEC. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn the rudiments of these watersports from an expert. 

Information related to understanding the services:

  • Watercraft used: Paddle board, single or double kayak
  • Location of the activity: Garrot riverbank and Sainte-Rose archipelago
  • Knowledge required: None.
  • Physical abilities required for kayaking: Ability to paddle for a period of at least 2.5 hours
  • Physical abilities required for paddleboarding: Ability to paddle for a period of at least 2.5 hours, good sense of balance

This activity is an initiation. It does not require any previous knowledge or particular physical abilities. However, since the ratio is one instructor for every 5 boats, the person must be comfortable following a group and paddling for at least 2.5 hours. Also, since this is a paddleboard activity, the person must have a good sense of balance.

12 years and older.


Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and single kayak: $50 per person
Double kayak: $27,75  per person




How do I get started? 
If you are not yet a Sport Plus member, create your account and your family members’ profiles. To begin, create your account via the INSCRIRE button. In the drop-down menu named NIVEAU at the top right, choose the guided activity of your choice to see the dates and places available. If you wish to add participants or an activity, simply change your profile in the drop-down menu named MEMBRE or change the activity in the NIVEAU menu. To proceed with the payment, select the shopping cart located on the top right and click on the PASSER LA COMMANDE button.

Book online

The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles will refund or reschedule the activity if it has to be cancelled for weather and/or safety reasons. However, we are not responsible for refunding or rescheduling an activity if a participant chooses not to show up.