This 9 day Quebec rafting adventure on the Magpie River in Canada is a class IV/V+ white water holiday in stunning wilderness that you'll never forget.
This 9 day Quebec rafting adventure on the Magpie River in Canada that you will never forget!
We are very excited to offer you the chance to join us on this gem of a trip on the truly spectacular Magpie River. For years it has seemed but a dream but now we can’t wait to share this departure with you in 2019.
In terms of dramatic scenery, untouched wilderness, stunning camps and numerous class IV/V+ rapids, the Magpie is hard to beat. Enjoy a stunning helicopter flight into the river to this area of immense beauty.
Without question one of the top whitewater rafting destinations in North America and the World, you are going to love this adventure. We also have another trip to the Chilko River in British Colombia.
Day 1 of your 9 day Quebec rafting adventure on the Magpie River in Canada - Arrive into Montreal and then take a flight up to Sept Iles where we spend the night at Chateau Arnaud.
Day 2 - After breakfast this morning a gorgeous one hour drive past dramatic sea cliffs and waterfalls, takes us to our rendezvous point with the helicopter. After an amazing flight we camp at Magpie Lake.
Day 3 - After breakfast we paddle a few minutes to where the Magpie River spills from the lake. The day is filled with numerous class IV rapids. Our final rapid is Marmot, a class 4+. The upper Magpie looks a lot like a Norwegian river with granite, lichen, moss and black spruce trees. We camp just below Marmot Rapid in a tucked away cove.
Day 4 - This morning we run a series of class 4 rapids. We reach two grade VI rapids and have lunch in between them as guides line the rafts through them. The afternoon sees the river ease off and your opportunity to try an inflatable kayak or stand up paddle board. We spend the night on a beautiful little island, surrounded by beach, in the middle of a miniature lake.
Day 5 - This morning we raft a series of class 3 rapids down to the mile long class IV Saxaphone Rapid after which we have a sumptuous lunch. More opportunities this afternoon for people to paddle in inflatable kayaks in the rapids down to camp.
Day 6 - Today contains the biggest rapids of the trip including Double Drop (IV), Ledges (IV), Picket Fence (IV) and the 13 foot high, class IV Trust Falls. In the afternoon we paddle across a lake to our gorge camp for the night. This is one of the most spectacular camps in the world. The camp hangs on the edge of a sheer walled gorge containing three class VI rapids.
Day 7 - This morning we take a hike to the base of the first falls in the gorge and take time for a swim. Meanwhile a helicopter will arrive to portage our gear down to to our final night’s camp below the gorge. After hiking down the gorge we have the chance to paddle our kayaks across the lake to marvel at Magpie Falls where the entire river leaps down to a pool thirty meters below and an ever present rainbow from the spray. Our camp for the night directly across from the falls is simply breath-taking.
Day 8 - This morning we paddle the sea kayaks or stand up paddle board down to our vehicle. A 45 minute drive takes us to a trail head where we embark on a 2 hour hike to the spectacular 130 foot high Manitou Falls. In the early afternoon we arrive at Sept-Iles and check into our hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 9 - After breakfast we will transfer you to Sept-Iles Airport for your flight home.