The location of the club allows those sailors who wish to go farther afield, to leave the club and be in the St. Lawrence Seaway within 20 minutes and from there, to the Atlantic Ocean or the Thousand Islands by the most direct route.
The Lake of Two Mountains is accessible through the locks at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue as long as the mast of the boat is less than approximately forty feet. Taking down the mast makes the passage possible for larger yachts. From there, the waterway is open all the way to Ottawa.
There are local areas that provide easy access to a quiet destination within Lake S. Louis. Dowkers Island is just off Baie d’Urfé and has a small, sheltered bay for an overnight stay. There is not much depth, but most boats can get in as long as you proceed slowly and use your chart. Further on, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue offers a fun destination with many pubs and restaurants right at the entrance of the historic locks.
The other attraction on a hot day is the sand bar near the tall range mark at the south side of the lake. The water from the St. Lawrence River is very clear and there are areas of sand that look like the Caribbean. The depth is quite shallow but the bottom is easily visible so it’s easy to drop anchor. A nice place to have a swim and while away a hot afternoon.