Northwest Mistassibi River
Includes 5 days of canoeing on the Mistassibi river
60% rapids and 40% lakes and flat water
For transportation logistics or a full package, contact us.
This canoe-camping expedition allows you to experience nature in its purest form. Paddling from the 51st parallel in a taiga-like landscape, down the Northwest Mistassibi River, and through the glacial valley of Lac au Foin is a breathtaking experience. Fish pike and walleye on the shores of sandy beaches. A total wilderness is waiting to be discovered on this exciting adventure in the heart of a wild river.
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
Day 1: Meeting and transportation to the put-in (departure).
Meet up after breakfast (not-included) and get ready to leave. We then head to the Northwest Mistassibi River by taking the road to Lac Saint-Jean, reaching the point of departure in the late afternoon. There, we will set up camp and have dinner. Beforehand, your guide will prepare you for the next few days by giving you some basic canoeing lessons.
Day 2 to 6: Enjoy the River
A river descent of 80 km; camping on the beautiful white sand beaches found along the route, several Class I and II rapids as well as some Class III. During these five days, you will move with the rhythm of nature with your guide who will ensure the comfort of every family member. Beautiful scenery and serenity guaranteed!
Day 7: Back to "town"
Finish descending the river where we will be picked up by a minibus and taken back to Chicoutimi. End of OrganisAction's program.
Photo sharing and trip debriefing in Chicoutimi.
We suggest the following accommodations: l’Auberge de Jeunesse de Saguenay (www.ajsaguenay.com)
PRICE PER PERSON:
Adult: $1,365 Taxes included
Children/Teenagers (12-17 years old) : $1 265 Taxes included
Contact us for special group prices.
The package includes:
Transportation by minibus from Chicoutimi to the put-in and return.
Supervision by a qualified guide throughout the program
All meals * (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners and snacks)
6 nights of back country camping
Basic camping equipment** (tent, sleeping pads, cooking equipment, etc.)..
Canoe and equipment (1 canoe per 2 people)
Park access fees
Fishing permit fees
A DVD of the photos of your expedition
Compensation for the greenhouse gas emissions for your transportation
* Please note that we pay special attention to our meal planning. These healthy meals are prepared by the guide throughout your expedition. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
** Participants must provide their own sleeping bags.
Details of the required equipment:
Sleeping bag **
Water bottle **
Personal items and toiletries
** we can provide them upon request
Details of clothing to bring:
Clothing to wear when dry and on land
Windbreaker and waterproof raincoat (top and bottom)
Clothing for the evening (warm, cotton ok)
In the Aboriginal language, Mistassibi means "Great River"
The Mistassibi river source comes from north of Lac St. Jean in the region of Lac Carole above the 50th parallel. The wild water flows in a southerly direction and empties into Lac Saint-Jean. On this trip, we cover the 80 km stretch downstream from Lac Daniel to the Brûle-Neige River. From Lac Daniel to the beautiful Lac au Foin, with the exception of two falls, the river meanders lazily through the mountainous landscape - an excellent place to observe animals. After Lac au Foin, which is worth the trip itself, the river follows a section of rapids over 48 km long. It then widens, as tributaries enter the main river from both sides. Throughout the sometimes very steep valley, you will see breathtaking scenery. The fact that there are not a lot of people paddling the river, combined with the magnificent scenery, earns it the title, “Wild River of the middle of northern Quebec”. It has been given a 4-star rating by The Quebec federation of Canoe/Camping.
-Wild river with little human contact
-Boreal and taïga vegetation
- Lac au Foin (Straw lake)
-Sandy beaches and picturesque campsites
- Introduction to fishing (pike, trout and more)