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2019 Trip Guide

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2019 Trip Guide

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For over 50 years, we’ve paddled Canada’s less traveled waterways with canoe trips throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, and the Yukon. We’ve pioneered many new routes during that period, always looking to find adventure and fun off the beaten path. In the mid 90’s we began offering sea kayaking in Baja and Florida during the winter and more recently have expanded this to similar adventures in Central America. Please browse our upcoming trips and start making plans to join us on the water. If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Overview

A classic Ottawa Valley whitewater river trip. It offers great Canadian Shield camping, stunning waterfalls, enjoyable class 1 & 2 rapids. A wonderful way to enjoy the summer outdoors. This easy adventure canoe trip is geared for the intermediate and less experienced paddler.
While whitewater experience is helpful it is not necessary—a strong flatwater background will put you in good stead. For those who want we can spend lots of time teaching on the river’s enjoyable class I and II rapids. Some nights we will camp beside spectacular falls or rapids. This is one of the finest wild rivers in central Canada and our river trip is sure to provide paddling enjoyment for canoeists of all skill levels.
Starting at
$1995 CAD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoyable class 1 & 2 rapids
  • Great Canadian Shield camping
  • Stunning waterfalls

For over 50 years, we’ve paddled Canada’s less traveled waterways with canoe trips throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, and the Yukon. We’ve pioneered many new routes during that period, always looking to find adventure and fun off the beaten path. In the mid 90’s we began offering sea kayaking in Baja and Florida during the winter and more recently have expanded this to similar adventures in Central America. Please browse our upcoming trips and start making plans to join us on the water. If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Whitewater
  • Canoe Tripping

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Rivers and Streams (no whitewater)
  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II
  • Whitewater Class III

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 7 Days

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Rapdis des Joachims (Swisha)

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Day 1:

After meeting the group in Rapdis des Joachims (Swisha) we will load our van and head north to the headwaters. The drive should take about 3 hours. We will have lunch at the put in location and then head out onto the water for the afternoon.

Day 2:

The river character is similar on day two, although the rapids start to build slightly. We will likely spend about 5 hours on the water, with breaks for lunch, snacks and scouting of course. We will encounter a number of class I and II rapids on the first day and some larger RIIs the next.

Day 3:

We will also encounter several beautiful Chutes and Falls today which will be portaged 100m and 400m respectively. There will be more RI’s and II’s in the afternoon as well as a couple of larger RIII rapids and ledges which we usually run or line after careful scouting.

Day 4:

A relaxing day follows as the river flows swiftly along through typical Canadian Shield country. There is good current and swifts where we can expect to cover 30km in a day.

Day 5:

We’ll portage 500m portage around Chute Gautier, (nice swimming below the falls). Devil’s Chute is bypassed with a short portage. Little Devil Rapids below can be run followed by a number of other enjoyable rapids and easy fast paddling. Chute Enreage and Chute Allinotes ar both bypassed by portages

Day 6:

The next 8km include several swifts and small rapids and one very nice class 2 rapids. We will camp at a spectacular “Shangri-La” site at the head of the Bear Falls portage.

Day 7:

The rapids begin with a great class 2-3 which will require careful scouting. The rapid is normally run, although some may choose to line the more difficult sections. This rapid is soon followed by more class 2 and 3 rapids all of which can be run for those who wish.

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