RAFTING EXPEDITION ON THE MAGPIE RIVER
Expedition of 6 days or more
Rafting on the Muteshekau-Shipu (Magpie River)
DURATION : 6 days, 5 nights (possibility to add additionnal days for private groups)
AREA : Muteshekau Shipu (Magpie River), North Shore, Québec
Departure from Havre-Saint-Pierre
DISTANCE : 55 kilometers
MINIMUM AGE : 14 years or older
PRICE PER PERSON : Starting at 2867$
WHAT’S INCLUDED? : Click here to know more
GROUPE SIZE :
We offer a departure at 6 registered participants.
OPERATING PERIOD : August-September
Transport by bush plane
Trip dates 2024
The Magpie experience
On this trip, we will be paddling through the heart of the Innu Nitassinan, on a world-renowned white-water river, where the only humans we will probably come across will be the ones in our group. A trip focused on safety and the pleasure of white-water rafting, as well as the discovery of the wilderness landscapes surrounding the river.
The adventure begins with a hydroplane transport which, after about 45 minutes of flight, will drop the group on Lake Magpie in the middle of the Boreal Forest, far from civilization. We will then have 6 days to discover this wild territory, alternating between the rapids and the calmer waters of the river. There will be time for swimming, fishing, and wonderful evenings under the stars enjoying delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients. This rafting adventure is designed to be accessible to less seasoned white-water paddlers.
Day 1: Havre-Saint-Pierre to Lake Magpie
Participants will meet at the airplane’s departure lake just east of Havre-Saint-Pierre. All will be asked to arrive early to help with the final preparations to reach Lake Magpie in a Otter or Beaver plane. Once the plane has left the group at its destination, the silence and immensity of the wilderness will most definitely make people feel that they are all alone in the world discovering a new territory. We will then need to assemble the boats to start the adventure. A few instructions will follow with an introduction to rafting, all with the immense Lake Magpie as a backdrop. It’s a great time to create new bonds with other members of the team that will be spending the next 6 days paddling together.
From day 2 to day 6
After hearty breakfasts we discover the river: sometimes calm, sometimes energetic; surrounded by mountains and wild forest. The evenings are an opportunity to take the time to swim, fish or simply admire the nature of the majestic Muteshekau Shipu. The days end under the stars, enjoying tasty meals with local flavors around the campfire.
Sports trip - no experience required
Basic training is included as well as guided services.
No experience is required to experience this extraordinary and emotional adventure, but you must be comfortable on and in the water and be able to walk on rocks and in the forest. The expedition is punctuated by stops to study the safe passages and it is sometimes necessary to portage, line and walk on the sometimes slippery banks.
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“A memorable trip! Your passion for the Magpie allowed us to discover this majestic corner of the country. Your joy of life, your dedication made this trip full of magical moments. I will always remember a little wave that makes you laugh, that brings intense moments of happiness!”
Lyne B. (participant)
Adult : starting at 3200$
Youth (14 to 17 years) : starting at 2867$
*Prices before taxes. Cost per person includes : 1% for the Planet and Bush plane transport (invoice sent by Air Tunilik).
Book this trip as a private group with your family or friends!
For a longer trip, let us know your availability and interests in the booking process.