Moisie River to the St Lawrence

Its roughly a 375 km route ... 'current assisted' ... not a flat water paddle generally. This river can be paddled most anytime outside of the winter months. We will be going in early August, when the water levels are reasonable. The climate in the area can be wet at this time of the year ... sometimes more days of rain than those without it. Some trip reports highly recommend paddling with a spray skirt.
While the route begins on the higher 'flatlands', where lakes are common, our route quickly becomes a river route through incised topography, where canyons hold the river. This river is often referred to as the Nahanni of the East. It is a challenge. The river is a salmon fishery, and the lower half has plenty of fishing camps. This will not, though, be a 'fishing trip'.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Moisie River, Quebec
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1st
Event Duration: 
12-14 days on the river + travel days
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members with wilderness tripping and whitewater experience
Maximum Group Size: 
3 to 4 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
2 canoes
Itinerary description: 

We will put in on the Pekans River, about 50 km west of Labrador City, and then continue from it down the lower Moisie River to Sept Iles on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence and finish there.

Required Items to Bring: 

All that's necessary to successfully complete a wilderness canoe trip. You will be expected to prepare breakfasts and dinners (probably dehydrated) for your part of the meals.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

A sunny disposition. :)

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Presently it is expected that we will drive 1.5 to 2 days (car pool) to Sept Iles, Quebec, and utilize a the QNSL train to transport our gear to Labrador City. From there we will utilize a short shuttle to get our gear from the train to the river put in. 12 days later we will arrive back at Sept Iles, pick up our cars from the train station and begin our 2 day drive back to southern Ontario.

Carpool Info: 


Cancellation Policy: 
Once the train tickets are purchased there will be no refunds.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
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