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Adventure Overview

The Dumoine River is located in Western Quebec with its source in Machin Lake near La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve and flows south down the Canadian Shield into the Ottawa River. The drop in elevation provides the Dumoine with an excitingly large number of class 1-3 rapids, especially when compared to its sister rivers the Noire and the Coulonge. 

The Dumoine River is bursting with rich history from both the First Nations who lived along this river for hundreds of years, and the explorers and settlers who traveled up this river for fur trade and logging opportunities. Expect a stop over at the Dumoine Hunt Club, to check out the 200 year old post office, and other historic buildings around. 

We spend our first night in a lodge at Dumoine Valley Guides, then proceed to take a van shuttle out to Lac Benoit where we get our first view of the river. This trip starts right away with a long class 1-2 rapid. For this reason we ask that clients have some whitewater experience since there is minimal time to introduce new skills before we run our first rapid. We then proceed to paddle 63 of the 90km’s the Dumoine river has to offer, making our way to the spectacular Grande Chute (our longest portage) and eventually into the Ottawa River, ending with a boat shuttle back to Dumoine Valley Guides. This river is perfect for those seeking to further their whitewater skills on a classic Canadian river. 

We acknowledge that the Dumoine River flows through the traditional territories of the  Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Anishinabek Nations and is recognized under both the Williams (1923) and Robinson-Huron (Treaty 61, 1850) Treaties.  We recognize that we are visitors to this land. 

Upcoming Adventure Dates

Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 24, 2024 Register Now

What's Included


  • First night accommodations at Dumoine Valley Guides
  • All meals (from Dinner Day 1 – Lunch Day 7)
  • Group equipment
  • Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and helmets
  • Professional guides
  • All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
  • Tents & Thermarests
  • 60L waterproof barrel for personal gear
  • Interior camping permits
  • Van shuttle to the put in
  • Boat shuttle take out
  • Parking for duration of trip

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
  • Guide gratuities
  • Sleeping bag *available to rent