2 Days
Duration
Davidson QC
Location
7+
Age
June – Oct.
Dates

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.

Availability & Costs

June - October 2018AdultsYouths (7-11)
June 9/10, July 14/15, Aug. 9/10, Sept. 13/14$300$200
Custom dates available (min. 4 pax)

Itinerary

Day 1

1

7:00 am

Breakfast
2

7:45 am

Meet your guides and fellow paddlers for a pre-trip briefing and packing
3

9:00 am

Depart for the river
4

10:30 am

Put-In on the Noire
5

12:15 pm

Lunch
6

1:00-4:00 pm

Continue canoeing on the Noire
7

Evening

Camp, dinner, relax

Day 2 

1

8:00 am

Breakfast
2

9:00 am

Break Camp
3

10:00 am

Continue canoeing on the Noire
4

12:15 pm

Lunch
5

1:00 pm

Continue canoeing on the Noire
6

4:00 pm

Take out at the Black River Inn & Return to Esprit

Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

What's included in your adventure

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
Local transportation
Complimentary après canoeing beverage
"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

OptionsDetailsAmount
AccommodationHostel Upgrade for arrival night at Esprit:$15.00/night
Additional AccommodationCamping(bring your own tent)$15.00/night
Platform Tent Rental$30.00/night
Hostel$30.00/night
Additional MealsBreakfast$10.00
Lunch$15.00
Dinner$25.00
Emergency Evacuation InsuranceEsprit and Air Medic ground and air$5.00/per/day contact us for group rates

What you should bring with you for the day

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).

Testimonials

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!”
Rachelle

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