The Noire is a beautiful, Quebec whitewater river – flowing from its headwaters below La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve, south to the Ottawa River near Pembroke. Less well-known and travelled than other rivers in the area, the Noire has the longest distance of runnable whitewater, the shortest distance that must be portaged, the best chance of seeing wildlife, and the smallest possibility of encountering other paddlers.

We meet at the take-out point and drive-by van over logging roads to the most exciting part of the river – a 75-km downstream run. With lots of Class I, II, and some optional Class III rapids, it is an opportunity to learn new skills with the help of your Black Feather guides. This is the same route as our 5-day trip, but with an additional day for a relaxed pace and extra instruction.

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What's included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 6 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
  • road transport from the rendezvous point to Lac Raymond (our put-in point on the Noire River)