Dear Nautical Stakeholder,
It is with great pleasure that the Quebec Marine Association (QMA) invites you to participate on July 7 & 8 at the 7th edition of the Nautical Fest, the largest water celebration of the summer. Across Quebec, on lakes, the St. Lawrence River and riverbanks, little ones and grown-ups, will come by thousands to meet you and to discover the great joys of nautical activities. Join the party! This is an opportunity to share YOUR UNIQUE passion, your KNOWLEDGE and thus promoting OUR maritime heritage.


The concept is simple: for a weekend, water stakeholders will welcome visitors in a festive and friendly atmosphere. They will offer various activities of their choice, such as a BBQ with entertainment for families, boat rides, initiation in water activities including stand up paddle board, kite surfing, kayaking, rabaska, sailing and other. The goal is to create a multidisciplinary unifying celebration that will promote nautical activities all over Quebec.

For its part, the QMA will be responsible for orchestrating celebrations and conduct a visibility campaign across the province. The campaign will include TV commercials, Web and print as well as many public relations activities (media relations, distribution of posters, social media and other). Your organization will benefit from the promotional campaign for FREE.


To inspire you, here are some examples of activities to offer:

  • Open House with animation for family and BBQ
  • boat trip
  • boat parades
  • introductions to water activities (SUP, diving, kayaking, wakeboarding, sailing, Kyte, etc.)
  • canoeing, kayaking and rabaska rides
  • interpretive tours
  • friendly lunch on a pontoon


The celebrations will be organized by:

  • marinas, yacht clubs, ports of call
  • retailers and manufacturers
  • regional associations of water sports
  • sports federations
  • small cruise companies
  • outfitters
  • experts in boating safety
  • others


Please feel free to contact me for more information


Valérie Joyal

Nautical Fest's Coordinator
Association Maritime du Québec
200-621, rue Stravinski, Brossard (Qc) J4X 1Y7

Tél. : 450 466-1777  
Sans frais : 1 877 560-1777
Téléc. : 450 466-6056