5 Best Places to Paddle Board in the Outaouais Region

by Élise Létourneau

With several thousand lakes and rivers, the Outaouais region offers numerous possibilities for paddling.

Without further ado, here is our top 5 list of places to practice paddleboarding in the region: 

5. Éco-Odyssée Park

Nestled in the heart of the Outaouais region, Éco-Odyssée is a unique destination that combines nature, adventure, and environmentaleducation, makingit an ideal place for family outings. Explore the water maze on a TAIGA board and discover the wildlife and flora of the marsh.

Photos: Éco-Odyssée

4. Centre nautique de la Lièvre

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you can rent TAIGA boards and embark on an adventure on the Lièvre river. The Centre nautique offers several courses on the calm waters of the river as well as the rental of our famous giant SUP, ideal for a group of 4 to 8 people!

3. Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Its numerous lakes offer calm and crystal-clear waters perfect for paddleboarding. Our favorite? Lake Meech. Renowned for its natural beauty and accessibility to water sports enthusiasts (and its restriction on motorized boats!), you will find the most beautiful sunset in the region, promised!

Photo: Noémie Cadieux

2. Poisson Blanc Regional Park

With its vast body of water surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Poisson Blanc lake is an ideal place for paddleboarding. Wild camping sites are available on the numerous islands, perfect for a weekend of SUP camping!

1. Edja Lake

Located in the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve of the SÉPAQ network, Edja lake is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. It is known for its turquoise green waters, breathtaking rock formations, and crystal-clear waters. It's a true paradise for paddlers.

Don't forget to wash your board at the washing station located behind the Municipal office in Blue Sea, and to arrive early! Parking spaces are limited.

Get ready to paddle and experience unique adventures in Outaouais!