Lake Taureau Cruises

The Societe des Parcs régionaux de la Matawinie is proud to present a brand new tourist attraction aimed at discovering this magnificent body of water with an area of ​​95 km2, bordered by several sandy beaches, numerous islands, a dam, flora and fauna typical of the boreal forest. Lac Taureau is the largest lake less than 2 hours from Montreal.

Sail aboard the all-new riverboat offering a 360-degree panoramic view and the possibility of making stopovers depending on the chosen cruise. Few of the lake cruises in Quebec offer a natural and wild landscape with the possibility of stops along the way.

Lake Taureau is also rich in heritage! In 1931, the government authorized the creation of this reservoir during the construction of the dam on the Matawin River, from which it takes its name. This construction flooded several surrounding lands including an entire village (Saint-Ignace-du-Lac), forced into exile. Today, a rich witness to that past, an island in the lake stands on the site of the church. All those tales and legends will be told to you aboard our cruises.


The Saindon

You will travel aboard a Bateau Mouche, Explorathor named the Saindon with a capacity of 40 passengers. The riverboat is fully fenestrated to give you a 360-degree panoramic view, at all times. The boat also has a toilet on board.


Village Island Cruise

You will disembark directly on the beach to visit the island before returning to your starting point. Along the way, observe the surrounding wildlife, you might see the iconic bald eagle that nests near the lake.

La virée historique Cruise

Immerse yourself in a two-hour-long cruise into Saint-Michel-des Saints’ rich History aboard a flyboat called the Saindon. What better than a cruise to discover the places that once thrived on forestry activities?
Animated cruise.

Lake Taureau Dam Cruise

Cruise leading you directly to the dam crossing the entire lake. Along the way, admire the beaches, islands, winged fauna and the surrounding nature until you reach this impressive hydroelectric structure where we will stop over to admire everything up close.

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