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Surfing on the Mistassibi in Lac-Saint-Jean

by Roxanne St-Pierre

Welcome to Saint-Stanislas, a relaxing and charming vacation resort located in the heart of Lac-Saint-Jean.

This Lac-Saint-Jean village is the mecca of rafting and whitewater activities nestled along the shores of the Mistassibi River.

The Mistassibi River is the destination of choice for thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts alike. Rafting is an adrenaline-packed exhilarating adventure that instills a sense of pride and one that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime.  Put on your wetsuit and life jacket, hop on the inflatable raft and start paddling to ride the waves!

I did go rafting two years ago, but it wasn’t on the Mistassibi River and remains an experience that I have yet to discover. It’s been a dream of mine since childhood. This river, known for hosting many national championships, extends over 300 km in length and is rated IV and V for its long raging rapids and powerful currents.

Get ready for an epic whitewater adventure!

This is the perfect experience for overcoming your fears and for having fun! The owner of the company Québec Raft, Pascal Ouellette, (known as Wally by his close friends) has been passionately involved with whitewater sports in the region for many years.

Québec Raft

Québec Raft

The company offers half day to full day rafting excursions, initiation to whitewater kayaking and riverboarding (hydrospeed) to all aquatic sports enthusiasts.  No matter your level of whitewater experience, everyone can enjoy these aquatic activities in a safe environment with professional guidance. Québec Raft is accredited by Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ), in addition to being renowned for their qualified staff, high quality equipment and filmed excursions. St-Stanislas is the perfect location if you’re looking to live a GIANT-size experience full of happy, exciting and lasting memories.

This water sport has been gaining in popularity with more and more women becoming increasingly involved. For those who thrive to surpass their own personal goals and to test their limits, Pink Water is an event that will be sure to please. This community shines a spotlight on whitewater sports for women on the regional, national and even international levels. It invites women to take the Pink Water Challenge and to challenge themselves on the Mistassibi River in Lac-Saint-Jean. The group crosses the internationally renowned river in mid-June. A can’t-miss summertime experience!

 

P.S. If you’ve already lived an extraordinary whitewater experience on the Mistassibi River, please feel free to share your stories.  We’d love to hear from you!

Enjoy your stay and happy paddling!

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