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Canot-camping au Saguenay

Ashuapmushuan canoe – 5 to 7 days

Our canoe-camping expedition on the Ashuapmushuan River is designed for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers looking to get away from everyday life and explore the wilderness of the Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region.

What to expect

The Ashuapmushuan is an intermediate river. We offer the possibility of doing the section above Chaudières Falls in 5 days or the entire descent in 7 days. The river alternates between calm water sections and rapids of various classes ranging from RI to RIII. There are several portages, including the 1.5 km Chaudière Falls portage. This wild 160 km-long river is a tributary of Lac Saint-Jean and offers incredible scenery and unusual wildlife encounters.  

Departures 2023

The river runs from June to September. At Saguenay aventures we offer you a tailor-made package to suit your vacation dates. Contact us to check availability

Price 2023

This package includes

* Please note that we pay special attention to the composition of our menus. These are prepared by the guide. Healthy, balanced meals throughout your expedition. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
** Participants must provide their own sleeping bag.

Not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


Day 1: Meeting and transport to departure point

After breakfast (not included), we meet for departure. Transfer to the Ashuampushuan River on the road to Lac-Saint-Jean. Arrive at departure point in late afternoon, set up camp and enjoy dinner. Beforehand, your guide will prepare you for the next few days by giving you a few basic canoeing notions.

Days 2 to 4 or 6: Enjoy the river

The Ashuapmushuan is the only tributary of Lac Saint-Jean that is not harnessed (no dams), and as it flows through the wildlife reserve that bears its name, it is a virtually untouched natural environment, rich in flora and fauna. The territory is covered to the north by a forest of black spruce and jack pine, which gradually converts to a hardwood fir forest to the south. Canoeable all summer long, the Ashuapmushuan River is appreciated for its rapids of moderate difficulty, characterized by strong waves. The grandiose Chaudière Falls alone are worth the trip.

We offer shipment in 5 or 7 days, depending on the point of exit.

Day 7: Back in town

End of the descent and transfer by minibus to Chicoutimi. End of program with Saguenay aventures.

Equipment required

Details of equipment/clothing required (in dynamic block)

Cancellation and refund policy

Saguenay Aventures reserves the right to cancel the excursion in the event of inclement weather. If this is the case, you will be informed before your departure and you will receive a 100% refund.

If you have to cancel for an external reason, here is our refund policy

7 days or more 90% refundable

3-6 days 50% refundable

2 days or less 100% non-refundable

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