Wild river package
Mistassibi River Northwest
5 days of canoeing on the Mistassibi river
60% whitewater and 40% of lakes and flatwater
Short description: The Mistassibi Northwest
This canoe camping expedition allows you to experience nature in its purest form. Starting from the 51st parallel in a landscape of taiga Mistassibi down the North West, through the glacial valley of Lac au Foin. Breathtaking spectacle. You will fish pike and walleye on the shores of sandy beaches. A totally wild territory awaits to spellbound you. Discover an exciting adventure in the heart of a wild river.
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
Day 1: The meeting and transportation to the place of departure
After breakfast (not included), we are given an appointment for the start. We then head to North West Mistassibi River taking the road to Lac Saint-Jean. Reaching the point of departure in the late afternoon. Their we will prepare our tents have dinner and camp. Beforehand your guide will prepare you for next few days giving you some basic canoe.
Day 2 to Day 6: Enjoy the River
Travailing down the river about 80 km; we will camp on the beautiful white sand beaches found along the route aswell as find several rapids Class I and II and some Class III rapids. During these five days, you will live to the rhythm of nature with your guide that will ensure the comfort of all family members. Scenery and Healing guaranteed!
Day 7: Back to "town"
Finish decending the river and where we will be picked up by minibus and taken to Chicoutimi.
Photo sharing and return shipping to Chicoutimi
End the program with OrganisAction.
Price per person:
⇒ Price member : Adult : 1 155$ Taxes included
⇒ Price member : Children (12 -17 ans) : 975 $ Taxes included
⇒ Price non-member : Adult : 1 250$ Taxes included
⇒ Price non-member: Children (12-17 ans) : 1 075 $ Taxes included
The package includes:
- Transportation by minibus from Chicoutimi to the place of launch and return.
- Supervision by a qualified guide throughout the program
- All meals * (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners and snacks)
- The 6 nights of backcountry camping
- Camping Equipment ** Base (tent, sleeping pads, cooking equipment, etc.)..
- Canoeing and water sports equipment (1 canoe / 2 people)
- Access rights to the park
- Fishing rights to the lakes
- A DVD of the photos of your expidection
- The liability insurance
- Compensation of Green House gas emissions for your transportation
* Please note that we pay special attention to the composition of our menus. These are prepared by the guide. Healthy meals throughout your expedition. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
** Participants must provide their own sleeping bags.
- Personal expenses
Details of equipment required:
- Sleeping bag **
- Water bottle **
- Portable toilet
- Headlamp **
** We can ask to
Details of clothing to bring:
- Bathing suit
- Clothing Synthetic
- Clothing to get dry
- Wind and waterproof (up and down)
- Clothing for the evening (warm, cotton ok)
In the Mistassibi Aboriginal language means "Great River"
The Mistassibi river source come from north of Lake St. Jean in the region of Lac Carole above the 50th parallel. The white water flow in a southerly direction to empty into the Mistassini River, a tributary of Lake St-Jean. We offer a stretch of 80 km downstream from the lac Daniel to the Brûle-Neige. The majestic Lac Daniel and lac au Foin, except for two falls, the river meanders lazily into the mountainous landscape which is a excellent place to observe animals. After the Lac au Foin, worth the trip alone, follows a section of rapids over 48 km. The river then grows through many tributaries. Throughout the sometimes very steep valley, offering breathtaking scenery. The very low ridership combined with magnificent scenery gives the title Mistassibi wild river of the middle northern Quebec. The Quebec Federation of canoe camping also has assigned a rating of 4 stars.
→ Wild River with little human contact
→ Vegetation boreal and taiga
→ The lac au Foin
→ The sandy beaches and picturesque campsites
→ The introduction to fishing (pike, trout, ...)