Beaudette River Annual Canoeing and Kayaking Descent, 4th edition

Event Details

COBAVER-VS invites you to his fourth edition of his annual event, Beaudette River Annual Canoeing and Kayaking Descent, that will be held on April 21 2018. Last year in spring 2017, 142 people paddled the river on the third edition. COBAVER-VS aspire that this event becomes an annual tradition in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area.

When: Saturday April 21, beginning between 10 and 11am, arrival around 3 pm

Where: Start at The Abbey Inn (21489 Butternut Lane, Lancaster, ON, K0C 1Z0)

Arrival at Centre Câlin of Rivière-Beaudette

Who: 12 years old or more, beginner to advanced level, in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area

Price: $10 per person and $20 for rental

Register: Register before April 20 online or in person the day of the event

For more information/register/location: on the web site (click here) or COBAVER-VS (450)451-0755 or

This event is perfectly in line with COBAVER-VS mandate to assess the current state of our water resources. One of the main objectives of the Water management plan is to give back access of waterways to the population. This activity brings awareness to citizens on the potential use of rivers while living an unordinary experience. COBAVER-VS wishes to thank all partners to this event, particularly Rivière-Beaudette Municipality, the Société de Conservation et d’Aménagement du Bassin de la Rivière Châteauguay (SCABRIC), The Abbey Inn and the Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak.

Route on water…

The 20 km route starts in Glen Nevis, Ontario and ends in the village of Rivière-Beaudette. Beaudette River is a perfect river to start paddling (canoe and kayak), because his slope is gentle and rapids are easy. This activity is meant for people 12 years old or more, beginners or experts.

COBAVER-VS also offers canoe and kayak rentals at low price (20$) in limited numbers (you are encourage to bring your own boat). The $10 registration fee includes a snack at arrival and a bus shuttle back to vehicles. You are invited to register before April 20 on the web site (below) or by email at or by phone at 450-451-0755 or in person the day of the event.


Please, send this information to relatives you have registered.  

The Beaudette River Annual Canoeing and Kayaking Descent will be held Saturday April 21 (in case of rain, you will receive an email postponing the event to Sunday April 22). Arrival is between 10 and 11 am at The Abbey Inn (21489, Butternut Lane, Glen Nevis, Ontario), where you will park, give your attendance and fill mandatory forms.

Arrival point will be marked with a beachflag with COBAVER-VS logo on the lot of the Société de transmission électrique Cedars Rapids (CRT) located before the iron bridge of the train track in Rivière-Beaudette. You will leave your boat there. For private boat a ticket will be given to identify your boat. Boats will be supervised as you return to Glen Nevis by bus. Then you will come back to Rivière-Beaudette to pick up your boat. At the Centre jeunesse Câlin (600, rue Léger, Rivière-Beaudette, Québec), soup will be serve and you will be able to change clothes.

It is highly recommended to bring a change of clothes in your boat in case you overturn. Water is still cold, hypothermia risks are real if you stay wet. Also, bring many changes of mitts/gloves with non-slip palms, to stay operational.

All your personal belongings must be kept in a waterproof bag.

If you don’t have a waterproof bag you can put your belongings in many plastic bags.

It is important to bring:

  • at least 1.5 L of water per person
  • a complete lunch (2 sandwiches, granola bars, nuts, etc.)
  • tuque/handband
  • sunscream
  • waterproof or neoprene shoes
  • rain coat and  rain pants
  • a warm coat
  • several layers of clothes
  • toilet paper and tissues
  • plastic bag for garbage
  • cell phone in a Ziplock bag
  • identity cards
  • a few bandages
  • life jackets (for the ones bringing their own boat)

On Environment Canada website, you can verify discharge of the Beaudette River. Navigation is highly enjoyable at more than 3 m3/s: