Quebec’s Coulonge River has a great combination of lake and river paddling. It offers a mix of Canadian Shield bedrock and sandy esker meanders. The whitewater boasts ledge-type descents and deep-channel runs. The river is interesting in high and low water levels, with many scenic chutes and falls.

Among the small lakes and creeks high in the Laurentian Highlands – the worn remains of the world’s oldest mountains – our wild river begins. In La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve, the route passes through a number of large lakes, before narrowing down after Lac Pomponne. We will begin our 200-km paddle at Lac Pomponne – the start of the whitewater stretch. Wildlife abounds, with moose, black bears, foxes, and minks on the shore, while the river supports abundant otters, turtles, and beavers.

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Sat. Aug 10 - Sun. Aug 18, 2024 $3,595 CAD Book Now
Sat. Aug 9 - Sun. Aug 17, 2025 $3,750 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio


  • all meals & snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 9 lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)

Local Transportation

  • transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip
  • van shuttle to the start of the trip