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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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sat. July 23 - Thurs. July 28, 2022 $2,050 CAD (per adult) until Oct 31, 2021* Book Now
Sat. July 23 - Thurs. July 28, 2022 $1,640 CAD (per child 14 and under) until Oct 31, 2021* Book Now
Above Date $2,295 CAD per adult* From Nov 1
Above Date $1,836 CAD per child 14 and under* From Nov 1

What's included

Map

Guides

  • 5:1 ratio
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 6 lunch
Equipment

Canoeing Equipment

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

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

Safety Equipment

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

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)