Yachting and water sports

Boating in the Haut-Richelieu

The Richelieu River, the Chambly Canal and Lake Champlain are recognized as incomparable places for navigation. The Richelieu River is the gateway to Lake Champlain and an essential waterway for navigating the U.S. East Coast.

Nautical activities

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. 

Finally, for a riverside break, discover the marina Le Nautiqueor Le St-Tropez, true sun destinations, offering terraces, meals and atmosphere!

Nautical chart


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.