This canoe trip promises to be a memorable and challenging wilderness adventure for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Come paddle two of western Quebec’s most infamous rivers as you expand your whitewater canoe skills and travel in a remote and beautiful corner of Canada.
Length: 3 Weeks
Eligible Grades: 10th, 11th
Group Size: 8 campers and 2 trip leaders
Starting Location: Wiscasset Maine
We begin the trip by traveling to to the Ottawa Valley in western Quebec. This region is known for it’s challenging and remote whitewater and is the starting point for many paddlers. The group will paddle two rivers in the area, each about 100km long. These two rivers, the Dumoine and the Coulonge are two rivers that make up the “three sisters” that flow into the Ottawa River.
With each paddle stroke, you’ll be immersed in a world of breathtaking beauty, where clear waters reflect the forests and rugged cliffs that line its banks. Along its course, the Dumoine and Coulonge offers a thrilling mix of quiet flatwater stretches and exhilarating rapids, making it a perfect location to hone your whitewater canoe skills!
Both rivers offer a steady mix of almost contiguous class I and II whitewater, with class III. 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.
It’s hard to pack all the excitement of a Chewonki experience into a short webpage, so we encourage you to reach out to our team for a phone call, or to schedule a tour in the off season.
We hope to see you at camp next summer!
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