Esprit is ideally situated on the Ottawa River between the confluences of the Rivière Noire and the Rivière Coulonge. The Noire and the Coulonge combined with the Dumoine River are known as the “Three Sisters”, internationally renown as spectacular canoe tripping rivers. Similar in certain characteristics yet with their own individual personality (hence the name 3 Sisters) each river provides amazing opportunities for your wilderness paddling expedition. Esprit is here to help you with any rental or logistical needs you have for your journey. We rent whitewater outfitted canoes, as well as all the simple and specialize gear you need for your trip.
To help you with your planning and logistics you can count on Esprit’s Jim Coffey and Dennis Blaedow. Jim is a legendary paddler, rescue expert, medic and emergency responder. Dennis knows the back roads of the region better than anyone. He can get you to the best spots to access the river, emergency take outs in case of evacuation and regale you with stories of how the region has transformed from the timber industry towards tourism. Adding Jim and Dennis as resources to your trip planning will help make your expedition logistics click.
New for 2018 we are proud to announce a new partnership with Air Medic Quebec. Air Medic is Quebec’s premier medical evacuation system. They are “at the ready” 24 hours a day to dispatch both air and ground medical transportation in the event you or your group need emergency evacuation. Please consider protecting yourself in the event of accident. Contact our office for Air Medic Coverage for your trip.