The Lachine Rapids
Although we now also offer rides closer to the Old Port, the history of Saute-Moutons is closely related to the Lachine Rapids.
The rapids are about 3 miles (4.8 km) in length. In the past these represented a considerable barrier to maritime traffic. Until the construction of the Lachine Canal through Montreal, the rapids had to be portaged. Even with the canal, the difficulty was such that it was usually more convenient to ship goods by rail to Montreal, where they could be loaded at the city’s port.
A Hundred Years Old Heritage
It is with the same spirit of adventure, wonder and exploration that we founded Saute-Moutons in 1983.
The name makes reference to the kids game “leap frog” in french. For our purpose it means the boats that jump the white caps, i.e. the rapids.