Where to Take Your Paddleboard in the Townships

Updated on Jun 6, 2023

Discover the region with your paddleboard or learn more about this water sport originally from Hawaii. Are you tempted? Here are some places where you can paddle in the Townships!

NB: Before leaving home, find out about the hours and the rental services offered.

Please note that some of the places mentioned in this article, among others, Lake Memphremagog, require all watercraft owners to present a valid washing certificate. You’ll be able to obtain this certificate at any boat launch washing station. Contact the municipality to learn all the details.

At Au Diable Vert, station de montagne

The mountain station Au Diable Vert is situated by the charming Missisquoi River, in the Sutton region. You will be able to paddle serenely through the calm waters of the river and discover all the surrounding aquatic life and flora. After a 3 km course, you will find a small isolated beach where you can take a well-deserved break. It is truly the ideal spot for you to try this great sport.

You can rent a paddleboard (also called a SUP) on site for 2 hours. Check out their rental rates at www.audiablevert.com

In Our National Parks

Just about everywhere in Quebec, you can enjoy moving about on your paddleboards on the majority of our provincial lakes and in our parks. In the region, you’ll find the Parc national du Mont-Orford, the Parc national de la Yamaska and the Parc national de Frontenac which offer you this magnificent opportunity.

Once on site, the activities offered are numerous. You can combine your paddleboard outing with a hike through the park trails, a mountain bike excursion, or simply go on a nature observation walk. Psst! You can also rent your equipment in all three national parks

On the Memphrémagog Lake and at the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

Take full advantage of the summer by heading out to the Magog shores. Located near the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises, Vie de Plein Air invites you to come paddle with their equipment and go on an adventure into this marsh. And the Cub de Voile Memphrémagog, located along the Memphremagog Lake also offer rentals.

On Sherbrooke’s Corridor Bleu

Combine city and nature fun, by exploring Sherbrooke’s Corridor Bleu. Two paths are offered: The Saint-François River course or the Magog River course. The first lasts about four hours. It will take you from the Parc Optimist and head all the way to the Maison des Arts et de la Culture of Brompton. The second will take about three and a half hours to complete. It starts out in the park of the plage-Municipale-de-Deauvile and ends at Parc Lucien-Blanchard. No matter which path you take, you will witness the perfect union of the surrounding nature with the charming city of Sherbrooke.

At the Tourist Station of Baie-des-Sables

Baie-des-Sables tourist station is situated in the magnificent region of Mégantic. Aside from its 247 campsites and its endless beaches, the Baie-des-Sables also offers a vast selection of nautical equipment, for the pleasure of its many visitors! From there you can rent a SUP and explore the great Mégantic Lake.

Where you Want When You Want!

With the growing popularity of this nautical sport, many SUP schools and rental centres have opened throughout the Townships region. In Bolton, you’ll find Uni SUP, which offers to deliver your equipment to all the area lakes. There’s also Aloha Surf, which offers classes at the Knowlton Marina and The Club Nautique de Sherbrooke, Canoe & Co in Sutton… In short, you could paddle on a SUP just about everywhere in the region!

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