The Noire (Black) River is a remote river located in Western Quebec and flows into the Ottawa River near the village of Davidson. The river is relatively small and the terrain alternates between Canadian Shield rock and sand.
The Noire River is the little sister to the Dumoine River. With a total length of 238 km, this spectacular whitewater canoe route is filled with breathtaking views, wildlife and classic class 1, 2 and 3 rapids. With almost 12% of the total river distance being moving water there are 51 runnable rapids and a total of 12 portages. Compared to the Dumoine or the Coulonge, the Noire has the highest total running length of rapids, the lowest distances of portages, the best opportunities to view wildlife and the lowest boat traffic. While it is a river that allows participants to believe that they are traveling in secluded wilderness, the Noire also offers numerous access points in case the need arises, allowing for effective risk management.
Our family trip starts and ends at an Air BnB in Waltham, QC where we spend our first and last night. An early morning shuttle to the river puts us in at the bottom of De I’lslet rapids. We will paddle a total of 63kms over 5 days / 4 nights to the Black River Inn. With huge sandy beach campsites on every bend of this meandering river we have lots of options of where to set up camp for the night. Enjoying lots of time for fishing, swimming, eating and just enjoying our time together in the wilderness.
We will get picked up just before lunch on our 5th morning and transported to the Ottawa river where we will enjoy a half day whitewater rafting adventure with our friends at Esprit Rafting.
Our final night together is spent back at our BnB right on the Ottawa river where we will enjoy a hot tub and ultimate BBQ before heading our separate ways in the morning.
Check out these videos created by a client – Thank You Drew !! Noire River Family Trip, July 2019
Upcoming Adventure Dates...
|4th July 2020||10th July 2020|
Care for the Enviornment
MHO is very careful about the environment (no soap in the river, toilet procedures, burnable food waste etc) and does its bit to ensure the route remains clean, even to the point of hauling out other campers' garbage. Clearly MHO is actively lobbying the Ontario government to invest in park maintenance and make other improvements. It seems to be paying off with the appearance of an MNR crew that was cleaning up camp sites and portages when we were there. Very impressive.
Trip Includes »
- 2 nights Air BnB accommodations (on the first and last night)
- Camping permits on the river for 4 nights
- All meals (from Breakfast Day 1 – Breakfast Day 7)
- Group Equipment
- Professional Guides and All Safety Equipment
- Tents & Thermarests (if needed)
- Shuttles to and from the river
- Half day rafting trip on the Ottawa River
- Final night Ultimate BBQ
Not Included »
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point (Waltham, QC)
- Dinner at local Quebecois Chip Stand on Day 1 (if you choose to join us)
- Guide Gratuities