Yachting and water sports
Enjoy the lakes
If you're a boating enthusiast or just feel like cooling off, discover the attractions and water sports available on the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain. A paradise for windsurfers, the municipality of Venise-en-Québec offers a host of water sports activities.
To make the most of our waterways, you can also rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards at the Centre-de-plein-air-Ronald-Beauregard in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and at the many campsites on the shores of Lake Champlain. In Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, you can rent personal watercraft, double kayaks and pontoons from O'Quai Richelieu.
On the banks of the Richelieu, the Old Saint-Jean offers the best of everything. All the pleasures of city life await you, with its restaurants, boutiques and events.
Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix, designated the boating capital of the world, boasts a concentration of top-quality marinas.
The Nautical Regions program, formerly known as Québec Stations Nautiques, offers a comprehensive directory of nautical organizations and activities available in accredited Nautical Regions. These include maritime museums, sailing schools, rental companies, marinas and cruise lines, offering enthusiasts the chance to enjoy a wide range of nautical activities. View the Rivière Richelieu Sud, Lake Champlain nautical station map.