North French River - TRIP FULL

This is a solid white water river that tumbles off the Canadian Shield into the Hudson Bay Lowlands, and joins the Moose River about 20 km upstream of Moosonee/Moose Factory. I have excellent maps already prepared and all the logistics already worked out. This will NOT be an expensive trip; the trips costs will be driving up and back to Cochrane, probably two nights in modest hotel, shuttle costs (100$ each at most), the cost of the train returning to Cochrane ($150 each), and of course the food costs. We will be sharing all food and its preparation on the trip. The trip is fairly hard int the beginning as this is not a well traveled trip and the portages are NOT easy and frequently used. We have detailed information from people who have done it in the last few years though. The whitewater we will do is upwards of class 3 at times, and the portages will be challenging themselves. This will be a trip you will not forget easily. The group will need to be prepared to travel light and work together well. We already have 4 people/2 canoes for the trip. We are looking for at least 2 more people/one more boat.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Northern Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 07:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1, 2023
Event Duration: 
13 days approx
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Experienced paddler/trippers
Maximum Group Size: 
3-4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
3 boats
Itinerary description: 

Saturday July 1 drive to Cochrane from Southern Ontario and stay in a hotel. Meet our car shuttle people Sunday morning and travel to put in ... approx 90 km up the Detour Mine Road. Spend 2-3 days traveling up Wildlake River and Lakes to the headwaters of the North French River. We will take 8 or so days traveling down it, eventually meet the Moose River and paddle into Moosonee to catch the Polar Bear express back to Cochrane on or about July 13th.

Required Items to Bring: 

Full personal gear, I (me the organizer) will bring the 'kitchen' barrel.

Recommended Items to Bring: 


How to Get There
Event Directions: 

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Carpool Info: 

TBD 2-3 cars

Cancellation Policy: 
We will have a deposit required April 1st.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
See email