Paddle the pristine Bonaventure River on this canoeing expedition in the Gaspe region of Quebec. This unique Gaspe river is said by many to be one of the most pristine wilderness whitewater rivers east of the Canadian Rockies. Flowing out of remote Lac Bonaventure, nestled high in the Chic Choc Mountains, the river features forested gorges, dramatic mountain vistas, and crystalline salmon filled waters.
With a consistent dropping gradient, the river is characterized by virtually continuous technical Class I, more often than not class II whitewater (with a few Class III drops in the gorge section) —all the way to the sea. Come join us for a seven-day, six-night wilderness canoe/camping experience. Previous whitewater experience is required, as it is not suitable for beginners. There are no portages, but there may be a short drag around dry-ki. As the water is very cold, guests may want to bring along a wetsuit.
This trip meets in the town of Bonavenutre the night before the trip at a riverside base camp. A unique mini-expedition on one of eastern Canada’s most appealing rivers, the Bonaventure is a perennial favorite for many paddlers.