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Expédition canot-camping

Mistassibi Northwest Canoe – 7 days

Thanks to its impressive flow, the Mistassibi River stands out in Quebec and around the world as one of the most spectacular rivers, offering an ideal terrain for whitewater sports. The Mistassibi’s very low ridership combined with its breathtaking scenery have earned it the title of wild river of mid-northern Quebec. The Fédération québécoise de canot-camping gives it a 4-star rating. 

What to expect

The Mistassibi River rises north of the 50th parallel and flows south into Lac St-Jean. This 7-day, 80 km expedition is of intermediate level. The first few kilometers of the river meander lazily through a mountainous landscape ideal for wildlife observation. Lac au Foin, with its majestic panorama, is a must on this descent. This is followed by a succession of rapids of different levels, from RI to RIII, all the way to the river exit. Along the way, the sometimes steep valley offers breathtaking scenery.

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 for 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.

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 Rivière Mistassibi Nord-Ouest 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 6: Enjoy the river

Descend the river for 80 km; wild camping on the magnificent white sand beaches along the way; several class I and II rapids and a few class III rapids. During these 6 days, you’ll live at nature’s pace in the company of your guide, who will ensure the comfort of all family members. Change of scenery and rejuvenation guaranteed!

Day 7: Back in town

End of the descent and transfer by minibus to Chicoutimi. End of program with Saguenay aventures.
Photo exchange and feedback on the Chicoutimi expedition.

Equipment required

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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