Photo: Simon Grada

Circuit 16
Kondiaronk

Circuit 33
Nicobyzard

Circuit 37
Canawamamini

Circuit 60
Rivière
Chochocouane

Circuit 61
Petite Boucle
Chochocouane

 

LENGTH

83 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5-6 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 3 year

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 1

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 K/15 et 31 N/22

DIFFICULTIES

3 Class I rapids (1 against the current)
1 Class I-II rapid
3 Class II rapids
1 Cass III rapid
1 Class III-IV rapid (against thecurrent)
1 ledge I
1 ledge III
1 Cascade
2 Unrunnables

PORTAGE

19 PORTAGESa totalling 5000m (6.% of circuit )

3 PORTAGESb totalling 520 m (0.6% 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

 

Camping Sépaq Antostagan:

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

32,5 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Sandy beaches on Lac Kondiaronk and Antostagan.

Direct access to Le Domaine.

REMARKS

Easy to access.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

WHEN CAUGHT IN A STORM

 

LENGTH

76 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5-6 days

GROOMINGFREQUENCY

Every55  year

 

 

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Clockwise or counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 2

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/2 et 31 N/33

DIFFICULTIES

1 unrunnable section
1 strong current
2 shallows
1 ledge shallow
1 dam
1 beaver dam

 

PORTAGE

10 PORTAGESa totalling 3430 m (4.5% of circuit )

4 PORTAGESb totalling 190 m (0.6% of circuit)

PUT-IN

Camping Lac au Barrage:
From Highway 117, take road 28; travel approximately 5.7 km, until you reach the Camping Portage sign. Acriss the road you'll see until the fork for “Camping Lac au Barrage”, turn right, continue 500 metres, then turn left;
40.5 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

This circuit offers a variety of landscapes. Several beaches on Lac Grand and Lac Nichotea. The circuit is equally divided between large and small lakes.

REMARKS

A large portion of the circuit is inaccessible to motor boats.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

WHEN CAUGHT IN A STORM

 

LENGTH

71 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 5 years

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Horaire

GUIDE MAP

Numéro 3

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/2, 31 N/3, 31 N/6 et 31 N/77

DIFFICULTIES

1 Class II shallow rapid

1 dam

 

PORTAGE

6 PORTAGESa totalling 2600 m (3.7% of circuit)

1 PORTAGESb totalling 250 m (0.4% of circuit)

PUT-IN

Camping Lac Camatose:

Km 378 on Highway 117;

49 km from Le Domaine.

Camping Whiskey:

Km 392 on highway 117;

57 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

A circuit made up of large lakes.  Lac Camatose is characterized by its unique shape, many islands and bays, and a beautiful beach that is ideal for swimming. A very nice brook between Lac Canimina and Camitogama.

REMARKS

Very easy access; only 1 km of gravel road to reach put-in.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

WHEN CAUGHT IN A STORM

 

LENGTH

Section 1 :

16 km linear(LaceCambrai
to   CamitakitBridge))

Section 2 :

60 km linear(kCamitakit Bridge  to Dozois bridge)

Section 3 :

10 km linear on Dozois
Reservoir (Dozoisbridge to
Campingg  des Outaouais)

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

Sections 1, 2 and 3 : 6 days

Sections 1 and 2 OR 2 and 3 : 5 days

Section 2 : 4 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 3 years

GUIDE MAP

Number 6

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/11, 31 N/14 et 31 N/155

DIFFICULTIES

Section 1 :

2 Class I rapids
2 Class II rapids
1 Class II-III rapid
2 Class III rapids

Section 2 :

6 Class I rapids
1 Class I-II rapid
4 Class II rapids
7 Class II-III rapids
1 Class III rapid
4 Class IV rapids
1 waterfall
1 ledge
*Observationsn noted at high water

Section 3 :

None

PORTAGE

Section 1 :

3 PORTAGESa totalling 570 m (0.6% of circuit)

Section 2 :

9 PORTAGESa totalling 895 m (1.3% of circuit)

7 PORTAGESb totalling 1055 m (1.2% of circuit)

Section 3 : None

PUT-IN

Put-in Section 1 : Lac Cambrai (222.5 km from Le Domaine)
From Highway 117, turn right on “Chemin Chimo” (142 km north of Le Domaine just before Rivière Félix ). When you see“Matchi-Manitou”, continue straight. At the fork at km 207, turn left to put in at Lac Cambrai (15 km upstream, at Lac Douai). Beware: there are 2 very big holes on the right side of this section of the road.

Put-in Section 2
: Bridge Camitakit (208.5 km from Le Domaine)
From Highway 117, turn right on “Chemin Chimo” (142 km north of Le Domaine just before Rivière Félix ). When you see“Matchi-Manitou”, continue straight. At the fork at km 207, turn right if you want to reach the Chochocouane via the Camitakit Bridge.

Put-out Sections 1 and 2 : Dozois bridge (90 km from Le Domaine) : From highway 117, turn right on road 39 (85 km from Le Domaine) then drive for 5 km.

Put-out Section 3 : Sépaq Camping des Outaouais (80 km from Le Domaine) : reachable from highway 117.

POINTS OF INTEREST

An excellent river to paddle; lots of wilderness and little difficulties. There are a few rapids for whitewater enthusiasts. Portages are in good condition, short; with little slope, which makes it ideal for less experienced canoe-campers. Ledge downstream from Lac Rocau (ideal for swimming, big flat boulders, beautiful campsites).

REMARKS

 

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

WHEN CAUGHT IN A STORM

 

LENGTH

65 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 5 years

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Clockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 6

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/11, 31 N/14 et 31 N/155

DIFFICULTIES

Ascending (upstream)

This circuit goes against the current for 31 km. The current is noticeable for approximately 10 km. It may be difficult to travel upstream at high water. Portages exist for all rapids will canoeist encounter except for the following:

2 whitewater sections (can be waded)

1 Class I rapid

1 beaver dam

 

Descending (downstream)

1 shallow water.

3 Class I rapids

2 Class II-III rapids

1 Class IV rapid

1 Class V rapid

4 ledges

2 falls

 

UPSTREAM sectionraised
when  water level is high.

DOWNSTREAM sectionraised
when  water is at medium levels.

 

PORTAGE

18 PORTAGESa totalling 2900 m (4% of circuit)

3 PORTAGESb totalling 645 m (1% of circuit)

Some portages on Canimiti River may be flooded when water level is high

PUT-IN

Lac Elbow:

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

113 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

This circuit offers the advantage of easy accessibility; you will waste less time on transportation. This route is highly diversified. As you depart, you will canoe on a small river, and then cross a series of small lakes, explore the bends, meet up with the “Rivière Chochocouane” and end by canoeing up the “Rivière Canimiti”. Beautiful waterfall downstream from “Lac Epau”.

REMARKS

To keep travelling in the right direction as you negotiate the twists and turns in the river, follow the direction of the current, which makes the grasses lean downstream. This will provide you with a good landmark to help you find your way.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

WHEN CAUGHT IN A STORM

5

Days Circuits

65 km to 83 km

Photo : Mélanie Blais

Classification

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

6 Days

7 Days

8+ Days

Partners

May 19th to Sept. 10th from 8 am to 8 pm

 

Email : info@canot-camping.ca

Telephone : 1-819-435-2331 or 1-888-435-2331

Fax : 1-819-435-2341