The Noire River is a small remote river located in Western Quebec that flows into the Ottawa River near the village of Davidson. The river terrain is unique to other rivers due the combination of sandy beaches for camping and rapids created by the rocky Canadian Shield.
From its headwaters to the confluence of Ottawa River the Noire River flows 238 km. On our 6 day trip, we spend the first night in a local BnB and hit the river on the morning of Day 2, over 5 days and 4 nights a group of adventurous souls ages 16 and up will paddle 63 kms, on the section of river where there are minimal portages and maximum fun in class 1 and 2 rapids. Compared to its sister rivers, the Dumoine and the Coulonge, the Noire has a nice progression of whitewater allowing clients to build paddling skills and the lowest distances of portages, making it the most ideal river for paddlers of any skill or fitness level to feel empowered to move their own canoe down the river.
With huge sandy beach campsites on every bend of this meandering river, we have endless options of where to set up camp for the night. Short days and sandy beaches allow for easy camping and time to swim, read, play in the rapids and simply enjoy time in the wilderness.
On the last day we have an exciting morning of continuous class 1 whitewater to our take out at the Black River inn. Here we will get picked up just before lunch and transported back to our B&B for lunch and heart felt good byes.
This adventure is for anyone out there who wants to take on the challenge of a whitewater canoeing expedition with lots of support and coaching from guides, time to relax and get away, and enjoy a beverage by the fire with fellow paddlers.
We acknowledge that the Noire River flows through the traditional territories of the Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Anishinabeg Nation, and that we are visitors to this land.
Upcoming Adventure Dates
- Air BnB accommodations (Night 1)
- All meals (from Dinner Day 1 – Lunch Day 6)
- Wood Fire Pizza Dinner on Day 1
- Group equipment
- Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and helmets
- Professional guides
- All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
- Tents & Thermarests
- Interior camping permits
- Shuttles to and from the river
- Parking for duration of trip
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
- Guide Gratuities