Southern Quebec Whitewater
August 12 - 18 •
August 20 - 26
is a beautiful Quebec whitewater river flowing from its headwaters
below La Verendryesouth to the Ottawa River. Less well known and
less travelled than other rivers in the area the Noire has the greatest
length of almost continuous runable whitewater (mostly class I-II,
some easy III), the shortest total distance that must be portaged,
and the best chance of seeing wildlife and least chance of seeing
the small lakes and creeks high in the Laurentian Highlands, the
worn remains of the world’s oldest mountains, this wild river
begins amidst folded granite hills, first wandering through small
ponds and bea, this wild river begins amidst folded granite hills,
first wandering through small ponds and beaponds and beaver swamps
then flowing through almost 100 km of lazy current mixed with mildly
technical fastwater and rapids. Wildlife abounds withs then flowing
through almost 100 km of lazy current mixed with mildltechnical
fastwater and rapids. Wildlife abounds with moose, black bear, fox
and mink on the shore while the river supports abundant otter, turtles
and historic significance since the French began direct trade with
the Hurons, in the early 1600's, rivers such as the Noire and Ottawwa
became routes for the Montreal based fur trade with the west. In
the late 19th century the upper portions of the Noire were still
travelled by Ojibwa family groups. With the depletion of the fur
industry in the early 1800’sr industry in the early 1800’s
the timber trade and logging became the dominant economic activity.
In time the rivers have cleared, the forest and wildlife rebounded,
and wilderness has returned.
by float plane out of Rapides des Joachims, the river has stable
water flow throughout the summer due to a holding dam on the feeding
lakes. With a constant gradient totalling about 350' over 110 kilometers,
the Noire is well suited for a wide range of paddlers interested
in a wild Quebec river that is moderate in both diffii difficulty
for One $2850 for Two
Trip Meets in Des Joachims, Quebec
$450 deposit required
July 30 - August 13
The spectacularly beautiful
Snake River races northward - for over 300 kilometers -towards the
Arctic Circle, through the austerely magnificent northernmost reaches
of the sub-arctic Yukon high country. Sharply sculpted peaks, midnight
sun, and virtually continuous Class II-III whitewater - from the
remote float plane put in at Duo Lake, make this the perfect whitewater
Incls. Fly-In. Trips meets in Norman Wells, NWT
14 - 27
Choice” as one of the best wilderness canoeing rivers in Canada!
Amazing scenery, dramatic canyons, class I - III whitewater, and
pristine northern wilderness make this a classic river trip for
the intermediate paddler. Caribou, Dall’s sheep, fascinating
Tuufa formations and natural springs add to the interest.
Incls. Fly-In. Trips meets in Norman Wells, NWT.
12 - 21
remote wilderness trip in the historic Klondike goldrush country
of the southern Yukon just north of British Columbia. Floatplane
in & paddle out, winding through forested mountains on a crystal
clear river with pools chock full of bull trout and Arctic grayling.
A superb canoe camping.
Emphasis on fishing. Custom itineraries also available.
Incls. Fly-In. Trips meets in Yellowknife, NWT.
Central Quebec Whitewater
The wild, majestic Missinaibi
River is one of the longest free-flowing wilderness waterways in
Ontario. Experienced canoeists can paddle and camp this historic
fur-trading route to James Bay and relive the days of old. Abundant
wildlife and excellent fishing. The return trip from James Bay is
via train - the famous Polar Bear Express out of Moosonee.
Scheduling upon Request, Inquire for Pricing
23 - August 4
Immense and powerful,
the Harricanaw is one of James Bay’s mighty rivers - rising
in the wilderness of west central Quebec. Often a kilometer wide,
then narrowing to dramatic gorges, the river features miles of shallow
limestone rapids, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic campsites, and
dozens of class II rapids. Return via train - the Polar Bear Express.
Trip meet in Cochrane, Ontario
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