This is one of Montréal's loveliest spots for canoeing and kayaking. This park on the Rivière des Mille-Îles near Laval has 10 islands where you can disembark on self-guided water tours, and about 10km of the river (including calm inner channels) are open for paddling.

You can rent a wide range of watercraft, including 10-seat rabaska ($30 per hour) – canoes like those used by fur trappers.