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Adult Ages 12+
Youth Ages 7 to 11
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Canoe the Coulonge in Davidson, QC

The Coulonge river flows through classic Canadian Shield scenery. From the river’s source in La Vérendrye Park to the confluence with the Ottawa River, it drops nearly 250m as it cascades over a series of thunderous waterfalls and wanders through runable, rock studded rapids.

Nearly 300 million years ago, fault lines scored huge channels deep into the rock as the earth cooled. The Coulonge River follows the path of one of these faults. During our two days (or 3) on the Coulonge, we will explore the section of river from Rapids Enrage to the Les Chutes Coulonge. Featuring ledge style drops with deep channel runs, the whitewater on the Coulonge River provides excellent opportunities for you to learn new skills and gain confidence canoeing class I-II rapids.


Day 1
– 7:00 am: Breakfast
– 8:30 am: Pack and depart for river
– 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Canoeing along the Coulonge River
– 6:00 pm: Dinner at campsite

Day 2
– 8:00 am: Breakfast
– 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Canoeing along the Coulonge River
– 7:00 pm: Dinner and relax around campsite

Day 3
– 8:00 am: Breakfast
– 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Canoeing along the Coulonge River
– 7:00 pm: Dinner and relax around campsite

Day 4
– 8:00 am: Breakfast
– 10:00 am: Canoeing along the Coulonge River
– 1:00 pm: Take out return to Esprit
– Departure from Esprit

Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels

What’s Included

  • 4 days of canoeing
  • 1 night camping at Esprit’s lodge
  • 3 nights camping on the river
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 riverside lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • all safety and paddling equipment
  • internationally certified guides
  • local transportation
  • complimentary après canoeing beer, juice or soft drink
  • “NEW” Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance
  • NEW Covid-19 Kit included in your trip cost! Every guest will receive an Esprit Non Medical Face Mask to be worn during bus transport, locally made hand sanitizer, souvenir pen, and COMPLEMENTARY PHOTOS!

What to Bring

All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you. 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, 1-3 pairs of socks (wool or fleece), personal toiletries, towel, sleeping bag, sleeping pad (thermarest or foam).


Customize your experience with Esprit by adding any of the following options:


Option Option Details Amount
Accommodations Hostel upgrade for arrival night at Esprit $15.00/night
Additional accommodations Camping (bring your own tent)

Platform tent rental





Meals Breakfast






Emergency evacuation insurance (Quebec trips only) Esprit and Air Medic ground and air $5.00/day contact us for group rates