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Hit the River for an Exciting Break from your Everyday Routine

Credit: Philippe Jobin

Content Partner: Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? Vallée Bras-du-Nord is just the ticket! This outdoor lovers’ paradise in Portneuf has a ton of activities to get your heart pumping, from the via ferrata circuit to mountain biking, hiking, canyoning, and more. But canoeing and kayaking are definitely two of the biggest draws.

An Activity for Everyone

The 17.5 km paddling circuit on the Bras-du-Nord River is open to the general public and takes about three to six hours to complete. It’s the perfect way to experience all the untamed beauty of the area. Don’t have a boat? No problem! A rental service is available on site, with a shuttle that takes you right to the starting point. What could be better than a day out on the water with your favourite people?

Breathtaking Scenery

The Bras-du-Nord River meanders gently through an ancient glacial valley full of peaceful curves and bends. Flowing past steep mountains and a lush mixed forest, the river serves up some truly breathtaking scenery. Two short stretches of easy-to-navigate rapids (Class 1) let you take a break and go with the flow.

You’re Going to Fall for Delaney Falls

You’re definitely gonna want to take a paddling pitstop to explore the spectacular Delaney Falls. Just a fifteen-minute walk away, the magnificent waterfall cascades down 150 metres into the Bras-du-Nord River. Take a break and relax as you admire the stunning view—and snap a few pics of this natural wonder for safekeeping.

A Number of Little Beaches

As you paddle down the river, you’ll also come across a number of little beaches. Pull up your boat to take a break, have a riverside picnic, or even go for a dip in the clear water.

Not Ready for the Fun to End? It Doesn’t Have to!

Vallée Bras-du-Nord offers various types of accommodation so you can extend your stay—there’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to experience everything this big region has to offer. And whether you pick a shelter, yurt, or cottage, the enchanting natural surroundings are included every time. You can even camp out under the stars at a rustic, intimate campsite accessible only by the river—perfect for the nature lover in you!

Ready for a river of fun? Book your boat in advance because it’s a popular activity. Departures are always between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Happy paddling!

Vallée Bras-du-Nord
107, Grande Ligne
Saint-Raymond, QC  G3L 2Y4

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