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Magdalen Islands SUP Ocean Adventure

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Îles de la Madeleine, QC, Canada 8 DAYS
SUN 11 SEP 2022 - SUN 18 SEP (UTC-04:00)
Register before 1 Sep 22 to hold your spot

Looking for adventure this fall?

Imagine yourself on a small island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, exploring new terrain with an experienced SUP guide who knows every nook and cranny! 

Spanning 8 days, this SUP and ocean-influenced adventure explores les Iles de la Madeleine, QC, a small island in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Imagine yourself on board in the clam water of the lagoon enjoying a breakfast picnic and hiking the seaside cliffs, the wind always in your hair. 

With the support of our local guide, Cindy Poirer (the islands only female SUP guide and lifelong resident) we are immersed in all that les Iles de la Madeleine has to offer. French-inspired seafoods, marine life, secluded inlets and beaches. Our adventure will take you off the beaten path and into the local Iles de la Madeleine lifestyle.

Join us for a unique SUP adventure in one Canada's best-kept secret paddle playgrounds!

*The itinerary will need to maintain some flexibility to accommodate the weather and the group's desires. 

Gourmet Local Food & Personal Chef

We'll explore local fromageries, bakeries, coffee shops and more throughout our adventure as well as we'll have our very own chef along to cook healthy, culturally immersive meals. 

Here, local products are king. The unique signature of our local products come from both our natural pantries, the land and the sea. The following are specialties of the Islands that you will get to taste during your stay.

Lobster: This shellfish is without question an emblem of the archipelago. A "jewel" at the very heart of the archipelago's identity and local economy, lobster has become a gourmet must.

"Pommes de pré": This tiny red berry grows naturally along the archipelago's dune  environments. Rocked by a gentle breeze, its small wild bushes delight both pickers and strollers. On the Islands, these "meadow apples" are also known as cranberries.

Smoked Herring: In ancient times, when La Grave acted as the archipelago's economic hub, smoking or "boucanage" provided an effective and essential means of preserving and exporting fish to market. While smokehouses  are now less ubiquitous all over the Islands, smoked herring remains an iconic ingredient.

Clam Chowder: Molluscs like clams (or surf clams) abound in Gulf waters and are prized by Madelinots. Thickened with potatoes and served in a light white sauce, the local chowder, or Tchaude aux palourdes as it's called, may well be the ultimate comfort food to thrill your tastebuds.

Pot-en-pot: Seafood pie has become a classic dish of our Islands' fine cuisine.

Salted Meat Stew: Salting meat long stood as a favoured means of preserving food. This simple and effective know-how remains in use today, adding a distinctive taste to a few local dishes.

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We'll experience a unique dining event at the Bistro Plongée Alpha. At the tip of the Grande-Entrée, it invites you to discover its warm atmosphere and the many products of the islands that will delight your taste buds. While we dine, marine photographer and expedition leader, Mario Cyr will share stories of his cinematography, animal documentary and ocean or polar expeditions. His passion for marine life, his expertise and talent in these domains have a great impact on his public with whom he enjoys sharing his know-how and knowledge of the underwater world as well as his concerns for the marine ecology.


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Down Wind - Surf - Sunset SUP Experiences

Almost each day has some SUP in it - whether it's a gentle sunrise SUP finished with steaming coffee or a full day downwinder, you'll be immersed in the Atlantic ocean. SUP along the stunning orange cliffs the area is known for while watching for birds and marine life. Meander through sea caves, along sandy beaches and ride gentle waves. We stop for breaks and a gourmet picnic lunches along the way. 

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This is a fun trip for all SUP skill levels but we do expect that you are;

  • Able to paddle at a leisurely pace for up to 2-3 hours with rest breaks.
  • Confident swimming in class 1-2 surf/break.
  • Comfortable hiking in uneven, slippery terrain for 2-3 hours with rest breaks.
  • Comfortable embracing the foods and ways of other cultures.

Wanna chat with Pam before you book? Book a time here.

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Seven nights accommodations at the Chateau Madelinot

Located in the heart of the archipelago, our hotel is the ideal starting point for your daily escapades to the east or west of the Islands. Within walking distance of the village of Cap-aux-Meules, you will enjoy participating in the active life of the centre of the Islands. 

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Hi! I'm Pam!

I am a certified Paddle Canada SUP Basic & Advanced Flatwater Instructor, as well as a Coastal Touring 1 Instructor. My goal is to share a love of the ocean, from the perspective of paddling and ocean literacy in order to foster connections between people and between people and the sea. My teaching style emphasizes safety & technical skills while having fun in a positive, supportive environment.

Having studied Marine Biology at the University of Guelph & Commercial Photography at Sheridan College, I am blending my passions through teaching SUP in BC and ON. My love of the water has led me to many aquatic pursuits - canoeing as a child, competitive sailing, sprint canoe/kayak racing and long-distance Outrigger Canoe racing before discovering the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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Girls On Boards Donation

Price : Bring cash if you would like to make a donation.
As a licensed provider of Girls On Boards events, all of our other trips and programs contribute a donation towards this program. You can learn more here: 
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Add-on +C$100

Pre-trip SUP Lagoon Lesson

Register by 1 Sep 2022

Pam offers SUP lessons to anyone wanting a customized paddling experience. Whether you're nervous or someone preparing for their instructor exams, getting an individualized session with Pam will ensure that when you are in the water; all fears are cast away thanks to her friendly demeanour and patient approach to teaching new techniques. In your 1:1 lesson, she will focus on building your confidence and improving your skills. 


  • 90 min lesson and rentals
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Add-on +C$400

Private Room Upgrade

Register by 1 Sep 2022

King or queen bed with small living room and mini kitchen. In addition to its modern ergonomics and amenities offering you the luxury you deserve, you will appreciate the proximity of the pool and indoor Jacuzzis as well as the unforgettable sea view!


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Îles de la Madeleine, QC, Canada
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