Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event because of the dangerous conditions caused by an ice storm. Many branches and trees are blocking safe passage on the river, and some branches are still hanging precariously over the river, putting the safety of participants at risk.
People who paid by credit card will be reimbursed and checks will be destroyed and not cashed. Thank you for your understanding. The COBAVER will organize this event again in 2024, and we hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. Postponed to April 23rd in case of bad weather
Starting point: Cul-de-sac located on Butternut Lane, North Lancaster (Glen Nevis), ON, K0C 1Z0
End point: Rivière-Beaudette Community Hall, 1010 chemin Sainte-Claire, Rivière-Beaudette, QC J0P 1R0
Length: 20 km on the Beaudette River, 4 to 6 hours of paddling
Who: Beginners with a minimum of experience or more, aged 12 and over, from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region
Cost: $15.00 per participant (+ $20.00 to rent a kayak)
Accepted boats: Canoes, kayaks (10 feet long and more), and paddleboards under certain conditions. For paddleboards, the river flow must be at least 3 m3/sec. to pass the rapids without hitting rocks and you must be able to stand and paddle for 4 to 6 hours.
Registration: Register online before April 19th. Cash payments will not be accepted on-site.
For more information, write to us at email@example.com
The 20 km course starts in Glen Nevis, Ontario, and ends in the village of Rivière-Beaudette. The Beaudette River is an excellent river to start canoeing and kayaking because of its low slope and easy rapids. This activity is for people aged 12 and over, beginners with a minimum of experience or more.
The registration fee is $15 and includes access to a shuttle bus. In collaboration with the SCABRIC, the COBAVER-VS offers a limited number of canoes and kayaks for rent. We invite you to reserve your boat as soon as possible. Boat rental costs an additional 20$.
If you wish to participate, register online before April 19th, 2023. We will not accept registrations paid in cash on the day of the event. Registration is mandatory to participate. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of registering, please check your junk mail. To register, head over to the French version of our website.
How it works
Drop off your boat at the time you chose when making your reservation (8:00 am, 9:00 am, or 10:00 am) at the cul-de-sac on Butternut Lane, North Lancaster (Glen Nevis), Ontario. You will be given a coupon to identify your boat. Keep it carefully, as you will have to give it to the site supervisor to take your boat back. A supervisor will watch over your boat while you return to the Rivière-Beaudette Community Hall by car. Participants who rented a boat from COBAVER-VS can head directly to the Rivière-Beaudette community hall.
At Rivière-Beaudette, the organizers will be waiting for you to confirm your presence, give you a map of the river, perform a few safety checks and have you sign a risk acknowledgment and acceptance form. You will then be transported to Glen Nevis by shuttle bus, where you will be briefed on the Beaudette River before starting your trip down the river. Departures will be in teams of two or more. If you are alone, you will be paired with another participant or group.
|Schedule for the boat drop-off at the end of Butternut Lane in Glen Nevis, Ontario||Shuttle bus departure schedule from the Rivière-Beaudette Community Hall|
The finish point on the river will be marked by a beach flag with the COBAVER-VS logo on the Cedars Rapids Electric Transmission Company (CRT) grounds, located before the railway bridge in Rivière-Beaudette. You will be able to drive your car directly home as it will be waiting for you at the finish point. If you plan to leave the river before or continue past the end of the course, you must notify the organizers.
Important safety information
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The water and temperature will be cold and there is a real risk of hypothermia if you stay wet. We strongly recommend that you bring a change of clothes in a waterproof bag in case you capsize. If possible, we recommend that you wear a semi-dry suit.
On average, 140 participants paddle down the river every spring. The COBAVER-VS is working hard to make this event an annual tradition for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. This event is perfectly in line with our mission, which is to implement integrated water management within the watershed. One of the main objectives of the Plan Directeur de l’Eau (PDE) is to improve public access to rivers and lakes. This activity provides participants with a wonderful outdoor experience while helping spread awareness of our rivers’ potential.
This event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the environmental problems impacting waterways in agricultural areas. Because of their location and appearance, rivers in these areas are often underestimated and misunderstood. This canoe and kayak trip will give participants the chance to appreciate the beauty and landscapes of the Beaudette River, but also to see its fragility. This event is also an opportunity for the public to connect and reclaim their river at a time when the lack of accessibility to inland waterways is growing.
The COBAVER-VS would like to sincerely thank the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges for its financial help. We would also like to thank our other partners, including the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette, the Société de Conservation et d’Aménagement du Bassin de la Rivière Châteauguay (SCABRIC), the Cedars Rapids Electric Transmission Company (CRT), as well as Eau Vive Québec.
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