The Noire River is one of Western Quebec’s best kept canoeing secrets! This overnight canoe trip explores the Noire’s rugged wilderness region. Its gentle currents pull us over crystal clear waters, past sandy beaches and alongside evergreen forests. The Noire’s numerous class I, II and optional class III rapids provide opportunities for you to learn new skills under the tutelage of our expert guides. The Noire is another of Quebec’s wilderness rivers which is constantly under threat of hydro development. In 1992, Les Amis de la Rivière Noire was successful in blocking a major dam project with the help of paddlers. In 2007, the Noire faced (yet again!) another threat to it’s existence through the proposal of another hydro electric development project. Your participation in this canoe trip helps raise awareness for the Noire’s constant plight. Each paddler we take down the river brings us one step closer to achieving the permanent protection of this beautiful aquatic ecosystem.
|June - October 2018||Adults||Youths (7-11)|
|June 9/10, July 14/15, Aug. 9/10, Sept. 13/14||$300||$200|
|Custom dates available (min. 4 pax)|
Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.
|The Noire 2-Day trip includes|
|2 days of canoeing|
|1 night camping at Esprit's lodge|
|1 night camping on the river|
|2 breakfasts, 2 riverside lunches, 1 dinner|
|All safety and paddling equipment|
|Internationally certified guides|
|Complimentary après canoeing beverage|
|"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance|
|Accommodation||Hostel Upgrade for arrival night at Esprit:||$15.00/night|
|Additional Accommodation||Camping(bring your own tent)||$15.00/night|
|Platform Tent Rental||$30.00/night|
|Emergency Evacuation Insurance||Esprit and Air Medic ground and air||$5.00/per/day contact us for group rates|
All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you. Therefore, all you need to bring with you are some personal items to help make your trip even more enjoyable. We recommend that you bring a pair of shoes or sandals to wear on the river (they will get wet!), 1 pair of shoes for camp, your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, 1 warm sweater (fleece or wool), 1 long pair of pants (quick dry, fleece or wool), 1 waterproof jacket and pants, 1-2 pairs of socks (wool or fleece), personal toiletries, towel, sleeping bag, sleeping pad (thermarest or foam).
Hear what others have to say about this trip:
“Excellent canoe trip! Your staff are excellent 1: guides, 2: teachers, 3: ambassadors of camping, 4: chefs and 5: friends to our children. They work hard and helped us constantly. I will highly recommend Esprit to anyone who wishes to experience a fantastic introduction to whitewater canoe tripping!”
Hillel, Linda, Benji & Danielle
“Thanks to all the fantastic staff for making this an unforgettable time for me! I’ve sure learned to respect the river!”
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