Central Quebec Canoe
A Paddler's Paradise in the Canadian North
Chewonki’s history on the rivers of Quebec dates from the mid-1970s. The Chewonki participants who traveled them share a deep kinship and the stories from those trips are part of our lore. This canoe trip promises to be a memorable and challenging wilderness adventure for intermediate and advanced paddlers.
The Mistassibi & Aushuapmushuan
We begin in Maine with a couple of days spent at Big Eddy to refresh and sharpen specific whitewater canoeing skills. We then head north to the Mistassibi or Ashuapmushuan rivers (depending on water level) in Quebec. The Mistassibi and Aushuapmushuan rivers flow south through the boreal forest of central Quebec and into Lac-Saint-Jean, located a day’s drive north of Quebec City. The black spruce forest through which these beautiful rivers flow is the southern boundary of a remote, pristine landscape that stretches far north to the subarctic and the shores of Ungava Bay.
Embracing the Wild Waters
Both rivers offer a steady mix of almost contiguous class I and II whitewater, with class III rapids mixed in and an occasional class IV rapid. Some of the larger rapids provide opportunities for the group to learn the advanced expeditionary skill of lining canoes, and we will portage the Class 4 drops. We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to experience a magnificent, little-traveled region of remote interconnected waterways and forests.
A fully completed registration form, director approval, and a deposit is required to hold a program space. Deposits are non-refundable.*
- $700 per child – Full Session and Leadership Expeditions
- $400 per child – Puffin Program
- $100 per child for families applying for financial aid
For families carrying over a credit from summer 2020, we will apply your non-refundable deposit (either $700, $400 or $100) towards the deposit owed. Any remaining credit balance will be applied to your remaining tuition. The first half of which is due February 1 and the remaining balance is due May 1.