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.

On the first day, we will drive by van over logging roads to the best part of the river – a 110-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. There will also be some time for swimming, fishing, and relaxing by the campfire.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All trips listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sun. July 21 - Sat. July 27, 2024 $2,995 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Sun. July 21 - Sat. July 27, 2024 $3,195 CAD From Nov 1

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 7 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 St. Patrice (our put-in point on the Noire River)