Kinesiologist Peter W. Boutin created Kinadapt in 2005 as a means of sharing his passion for the outdoors, physical activity and sled dogs with as many people as possible. Kinadapt collaborates with sled dogs to help people be active. Anybody looking for challenges will be pleased with our technical trails and the feeling of discovering a secret place. Explorers will discover a particular geography and a special flora close to Montreal. Finally, dog lovers will meet our 4 legged friends, with their happy faces and all their energy.
During the company’s first year, Peter W. Boutin purchased a wooded lakeside lot near Chertsey, a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Québec. He quickly began developing a wide range of outdoor activities, which he tailored to the needs of his customers. His goal: to create a rehabilitation centre in a natural environment, focused on activities honouring time-old traditions.
In the late 1970s, Peter W. Boutin was a swim coach and the head of aquatic services for the city of Chibougamau. He then studied in physical education, specializing in neurokinesiology at Université de Sherbrooke.
Peter W. Boutin has for numerous years been actively involved in the health and social services network as well teaching and lecturing at various Québec universities. Over time, his activities led him to specialize in rehabilitation services for persons of all ages with various disabilities.
Having observed how his customers who spent time outdoors were healthier and more motivated, Peter W. Boutin decided to offer private services in this field, quickly adding the presence of sled dogs to the rehabilitation services offered to his customers.
In August 2006, Peter W. Boutin and his family purchased a small farm on 470 acres of land in Rawdon in the Lanaudière region. He was thus able to keep numerous dogs onsite, as well as offer agricultural and forest activities to his rehabilitation customers, to persons with limited motor skills and to the general public.
Carole Turcotte, Pack coordinator
Masters in kinanthropology and Bachelor of Psychoeducation, Carole specialized in youth development as a trained Child Life Specialist. After many years of experience in health and social services, she leads the company full time since January 2009, responsible for the programmation and customer service, with visitors arriving from more than 70 countries around the world.
Passionate about the outdoors and youth development, she lovingly describes her role as “pack coordinator” which she likes to recall is composed of 2 and 4 legged friends!
Kinadapt is accredited by Aventure Écotourisme du Québec, and received a honorific mention in 2010 from Tourisme Lanaudière for its innovative ecotouristic project.