A guide to rowing on Lake St. Louis

The 5 keys :

  1. Stay away from the shore to avoid sandbanks or rocks that can damage the bottom of the boat or its rudder.
  2. Do not row in the seaway. It is marked by a series of red and green buoys.
  3. The traffic flow is the same as cars on North American roads. (driving on the right side of the road) Warning: you are going forward with your back towards your destination.
  4. Stay away from areas with strong currents.
  5. Choose a course adapted to weather conditions, the type of craft and experience of the crew. Our staff may impose restrictions depending on the situation.

Our lake has shallow waters as well as areas of strong currents when approaching the tip of René-Lévesque Park. You must respect the established navigation areas to avoid danger and damage to equipment. You must move in the same direction as cars to avoid conflict with other boats (see arrows). When the wind is strong and there are waves, it is recommended to stay in the north and south channels for your safety. Our sea and coastal rowing boats offer a great alternative to get out on a stormy lake. Generally, the navigation areas are as shown below. These can change depending on the water level, sometimes during the same season. If in doubt, please contact our staff.

Path 1: North Canal

Path 2: South Canal (Yellow buoy bypass to avoid shallow water)

Path 3: Ile Dorval (outer limit at the green buoy)