Photo: Simon Grada

CHOOSING A CIRCUIT

 

We advise beginners to cover an average distance of 10 km a day, intermediates approximately 15 and experts 20 to 35. However, the distance one can cover greatly varies from day to day depending on the difficulties of the circuit and the elements.

 

It is possible to cover more distance on days without portages.  Also, if the circuit is regularly maintained, it is less likely that one will be slowed by fallen trees in portages or streams.

 

We recommend that you scout each rapid before going down. Only go down rapids that you have the skill to undertake. If you have any doubt, you should portage. It is always easier to portage than to rescue someone. The number of rapids specified for each circuit is for information only. The rapids specified here are ranked according to the international classification of rapids but they may vary considerably with changes in water levels. Obstructions such as a fallen trees across the rapids could increase the level of difficulty

as well.

 

Another factor to consider, but unfortunately difficult to predict in advance, is the wind: large bodies of water might become more difficult to paddle. You will have to follow the shore, thus extending the distance covered, or to wait.

Finally, remember to take into consideration the travel time between Le Domaine
and the put-in and put-out: the reserve is immense! The circuit number gives an idea
of its location:

 

The detailed description of each circuit, sorted by length, can be found in the section "Our circuits".

Expedition Planning

Choosing a Circuit

Choosing a Craft

Equipment Check-List

PUT-IN

DISTANCE FROM LE DOMAINE

MIN

MAX

CIRCUIT

ZONE

10 km

33 km

80 km

110 km

60 km

 72 km

210 km

170 km

10 - 11 - 15 - 16

20 - 25

30 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 37

60 - 61 - 63 - 64

70 - 73 - 77 - 78

Domaine

Centre-est

Centre-ouest

Nord-est

Nord-ouest

Partners

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Email : info@canot-camping.ca

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

Fax : 1-819-435-2341