Canoe-camping on the Jacques-Cartier River

Jacques-Cartier National Park – Québec



2 days


$360 +tx




adult : $360 +tx
young (7-17 years old) : $220 +tx

ratio : 1 guide for 11 participants

Like the first explorers of Quebec, discover this majestic valley by canoe. This fast boat is very suitable for exploring lakes and rivers and has a large loading capacity.

This canoe trip will allow you to discover the Jacques-Cartier National Park by going down the river and introducing you to the canoe.

You can take our shuttle bus from Old Quebec City or join your guide directly to the Jacques Cartier National Park. After having recovered all the necessary equipment for the expedition, your guide will transport you upstream to begin your adventure.

The descent of the Jacques-Cartier River alternates quiet and fast section with some portages depending on the water level. When you arrive at the camp, your guide will take care of cooking you a delicious meal and you will enjoy the view of the mountains and the river by the fire.


DAY 1: Transportation and Canoeing

Departure from Quebec City in the morning at 8am from the Tourist Information Center towards the Jacques-Cartier National Park or go directly to the nautical center of the park at 9am. Meet your guide at reception to collect canoe and camping equipment. Once everything is ready, we will head north from the park to reach the starting point on the river.
After loading the canoes, we will go on the river to initiate canoe movement techniques on calm water and a little speed. Then we went down the river to our campsite for the night.

Route : 1h from Quebec City – 45min in the park
Canoeing : 15 km
Accommodation : camping

DAY 3: Canoeing and return

After a good lunch, it’s time to board your canoe and descend the second half of the river to reach the end of the canoe section of the park. Back in the afternoon to the nautical center to store the equipment and then return to Quebec City by bus.

Canoeing : 12 km
Route : 15min in the park – 1h to Quebec City


  • coaching by an adventure guide
  • canoe equipment: double expedition canoe, paddle, safety equipment
  • canoe clothing: wetsuit, floatation vest, helmet, water shoes
  • camping equipment (if needed): tent, mattress, sleeping bag, bag sheet
  • group equipment: kitchen, stove, shelter, satellite phone …
  • camping accommodation
  • access fee to the national park
  • all meals (except at the restaurant)
  • transportation from and to Quebec City

Take away with you

  • clothes for an outdoor activity
  • your personal expenses
  • your snacks and drinks
  • personal insurance
  • tips for guides

Equipment and food

Group equipment and food will be shared between participants’canoes and guides. If you use your own equipment, we will check with you if everything is complete.

Shuttle bus

Our summer activities include free transportation from Old Quebec. At the time of your reservation, a seat is automatically reserved in the shuttle. The departure is at 9am at the Place d’Armes or at 9:15am at the Gare du Palais.

Please contact us if you wish to go directly to Jacques-Cartier National Park.


We think there is no bad weather for canoeing. The activity always takes place. In case of situation with a lot of rain, risk of thunderstorms or too much flow, the activity can be transferred.

The final decision to cancel in case of bad weather is the responsibility of the guide or the administration of Quatre Natures.

Booking Policies

When booking, the total amount of the invoice must be paid. You must make your payment by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). You have the possibility to take a cancellation insurance to be refunded of the total amount of your order in case of cancellation on your part.

Cancellation insurance: When booking, you can take a cancellation insurance at the cost of 3% of your order. This allows the refund of the total amount of the activity except the portion of the insurance itself if you cancel your activity. Without cancellation insurance, no refund is granted except for major reasons with official proof.

Modification of a reservation: Any modification must be made by phone or email and is subject to availability.

* the announced duration of the activity is approximate and depends on the meteorological conditions and the group