Night of the Perseids (3h)

With Guide
3 days
2 nights

Night of the Perseids in Kayak

Enjoy a night kayaking excursion with an expert guide and an astronomy specialist. Book now for an unforgettable evening under the stars!


  • Location: Water equipment rental center on the beach of Auberge des îles de Saint-Gédéon, 250, rang des îles, Saint-Gédéon (Québec) G0W 2P0

  • Duration: 3 hours (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

  • Schedule 2024: 10 août 2024

  • Available spots: 

    • 30 participants (15 double kayaks available)
    • 10 participants with their own kayaks (if you own your own kayak, please call us directly to book at 418 668-7381).

  • Inclusions: Kayak guide, astronomy expert, double kayak, access rights to SÉPAQ.

  • Price: 

    • Reservation online with double kayak rental: $55 per person plus taxes.
    • Reservation by phone with your own kayak: $27 per person plus taxes.

What are the Perseids?

Each year, in the month of August, Earth passes through the vicinity of the orbit of the periodic comet Swift-Tuttle. This passage, strewn with billions of dust particles, gives rise to the famous Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids are usually visible in the night sky and are famous for their ✨brightness✨ and high frequency of bright meteors☄️, making them one of the most popular meteor showers for astronomical observation.
In order to observe and interpret this phenomenon, Équinox Aventure offers each year the opportunity to participate in a kayaking adventure accompanied by a guide and an astronomer during the night renowned for being the one where the most Perseids can be observed.

About this activity

Before departing from our center to go onto the water, information about the route, safety instructions, and guidelines for organizing your adventure will be provided on the beach. The departure onto the water will only take place once everyone is ready.
Recommended: warm clothing, mosquito repellent, and other personal items.
For this adventure, you will paddle on Lake Saint-Jean over a distance of 3 to 5 kilometers, accompanied by a kayak guide. The group will head towards an island far from sources of light pollution. Once arrived and settled, observation will be conducted using telescopes provided to participants, and the astronomer will begin interpreting the sky while providing explanations about the Perseids.