Yachting and water sports

Boating in the Haut-Richelieu

The Richelieu River, the Chambly Canal and Lake Champlain are recognized as incomparable boating destinations. In fact, these waterways are a must for cruising the American East Coast. What's more, the Richelieu River is the gateway to Lake Champlain.

Enjoy the lakes

First of all, if you're a boating enthusiast or just fancy a bit of fresh air, this section is for you. Discover the attractions and water sports available on the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain.

Lake Champlain

A paradise for windsurfers, the municipality of Venise-en-Québec offers a host of water sports activities.

In addition, the many campsites on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Richelieu River

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.

And 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.

For personal watercraft, double kayak and pontoon rentals in Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, refer to O'Quai Richelieu.

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.