Chose your trip length

The Ottawa and Gatineau River watersheds are home to an amazing array of multi-day whitewater expedition rivers.  Exploring these rivers by canoe is a truly “Canadiana” experience. Combine tranquil lakes, rushing rivers, remote and rugged campsites with good friends, delicious food and great guides.  We offer custom “build your own expedition” where you just choose the river and the number of days you want on the water.  We manage custom expeditions on a trip by trip basis.  Cost is calculated by:

1.  Number of days for your expedition

2.  Choice of river (time and distance of shuttle)

3.  Distance of shuttle to/from the river.

Please feel free to contact us for a personalized quote for your “dream trip”.

Availability & Costs

Dates 2019Participants (4Pax), (6Pax), (8+Pax)
Contact us for custom dates of your choice$250/day, $200/day, $150/day

Build Your Own Expedition

Here is how it works!


Chose Expedition Length

How many days do you want to be out on the water?

Chose your river

Additional charges (if any) will be calculated based on Time and Distance of your transport/shuttle

How many paddlers in your group

Our daily rate varies on trip size 4Pax=$250/per/day, 6Pax=$200/per/day, 8+Pax=$150/per/day

What's included in your adventure

Your 'Custom Trip' includes
All canoeing and camping equipment
1 night camping at Esprit's lodge
All user fees and permits
All meals on the river (except during transport)
All safety and emergency communication equipment
Internationally certified guides
Local transportation (additional fee may apply depending on destination)
complimentary après canoeing beverage
"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance (Quebec rivers only)
Customize your trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

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
Additional MealsBreakfast$10.00
Emergency Evacuation Insurance (Quebec Trips Only)Esprit 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, 1-3 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:

“Just want to say thanks so much for a really brilliant week canoeing in Canada! It was LOVELY!!!”
Kate & Lisa


“J’ai adore ma journée! Merci beaucoup!” – “I loved my trip! Thanks very much!”


“Thank you for making this trip so memorable!”

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