Photo: Simon Grada

Circuit 10
Jean-Péré

Circuit 11
Antostagan

Circuit 20
Rivière Gens de terre
(sec. 1)

Circuit 64
Canimiti

 

LENGTH

24 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

2 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Twice annually

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Clockwise or counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 1

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP

31 N/2

DIFFICULTIES

 

Jean-Péré lake can be hard  to maneuver in strong winds, in that case we recommend doing the circuit counterclockwise..

PORTAGE

1 PORTAGEa of 340 m. (1,7% of circuit)

PUT-IN

Le Domaine (rental and service center)

Can be reached via highway 117;

54 km from the south entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

126 km from the north entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

POINTS OF INTEREST

Ménard bay and stream are stunning. Great lake dotted with islands. Campsites on rocks with great pines.

REMARKS

It is possible to lengthen the trip by visiting the large bays or large islands. The lake is dotted with islands.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

DRINKABLE WATER

 

LENGTH

34 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

2-3 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Once or twice  annually

 

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 1

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 K/15 and 31 N/2

DIFFICULTIES

1 Class I rapid

1 Class I-II rapid

1 Class II rapid

1 Ledge

Jean-Péré lake can be hard  to maneuver in strong winds, in that case we recommend to put in at Antostagan camping.

PORTAGE

3 PORTAGESa totalling 765 m (2% of circuit)

2 PORTAGESb totalling 315 m (0.9% of circuit )

PUT-IN

Le Domaine (rental and service center)

Can be reached via highway 117;

54 km from the south entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

126 km from the north entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

Sépaq camping Antostagan :

From Highway 117, take road 20 until you
reach camping Antostagan;

32,5 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

This circuit begins at Le Domaine, our rental and service centre. It is dotted with sandy beaches. This circuit is very safe as many other canoeists travel along it regularly.

REMARKS

Perfect for beginners.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

DRINKABLE WATER

 

LENGTH

Section 1 : 25 km linear

(from Barrage Cabongato Petit Lac Poigan))

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

2 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 3 years

GUIDE MAP

Number 7

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 K/16 and 31 N/1

DIFFICULTIES

Th rating of  the rapids has been done when the  flowrate was at 50 cubic meters/second.

 

Section 1 :

5 RI, 3 RII, 1 RII-III, 1 RIII-IV, 1 RV-VI, 1SIII-IV,
1  dam

 

The flow  of the river (controlled by a dam) may vary from 5 cubic meters/second to 175cubic meters/second..

Depending on the flowrate, this river is  for intermediate to expert paddlers:

5 to 10 cubic m/sec: intermediates

11 to 40 cubic m/sec: intermediates

41 to 80 cubic m/ sec: advanced intermediates

81 to 175 cubic m/sec: experts

 

 Please call our office 3 to 4 days beforeyour  departure to inquire about the river's flow rate and the maneuvres planned at the damm

 

 

PORTAGE

10 PORTAGESa totalling 1560 m (2.3% of circuit )

3 PORTAGESb totalling 350 m (1.2% of circuit)

PUT-IN

Put-in Section 1 :

From Highway 117, turn right on road 25 to Barrage Cabonga.

42 km from Le Domaine.

Put-out Section 1 :

From Highway 117, turn right on road 25; turn right on road 251 until the junction to Grand Lac Poigan.

46 km from Le Domaine.
Note that roads 25 and 251 are hard to maneuver for small cars. We recommend a truck or a 4x4.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

Very picturesque landscapes, remnants from the epoch of logging and a few beaches.

REMARKS

VERY IMPORTANT: You must inform us at least 4 days in advance if you plan to go on Gens-de-Terre river so that we may inform Hydro-Québec about the presence of canoeists.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

DRINKABLE WATER

 

LENGTH

32 km linear

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

2 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 5 years

GUIDE MAP

Number 6

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP

31 N/11

DIFFICULTIES

1 whitewater section

3 Class I rapids

5 Class II rapids

3 Class III rapid

1 Class IV rapid

1 ledg

Rapids were ranked with medium water levels. Some small rapids become shallow when the level is low.e

PORTAGE

2 PORTAGESa totalling 230 m (0.7% of circuit)

8 PORTAGESb totalling 1000 m (3% of circuit)

Highwater may cover portages

PUT-IN

Lac Elbow:

From Highway 117, take road 41 for approximately 12 km to Lake Elbow campsite or slightly further to the bridge on Rivière Canimiti;

113 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Most of this circuit is on the Rivière Canimiti, and is made up of small lakes intersperse with a few rapids. The wilderness is untamed. This circuit also includes part of the Rivière Chochocouane and Réservoir Dozois. Lac Entremont (beautiful escarpment, picturesque scenery, beach).

REMARKS

This circuit is not recommend if the water level is low, because most of the rapids become shallow.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

DRINKABLE WATER

2

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