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|
Everything was delightful !
I would be terribly remiss if I didn't let you know what a truly wonderful time Bill and I had on our Missinaibi River Trip. Everything was delightful - the beautiful river, the soul-refreshing serenity of the wilderness, our three highly competent, fun and caring guides Meredith, Ian and Bethany (who ultimately made us all feel bonded like family), the fabulous food, the trip the the Cree Village at Moose Factory, Michael and the trip to James Bay and finally the train ride from Hell on the Polar Bear Express. The latter definitely gave us an unexpected adventure that added some final spice to the the mix. I'm telling all my friends about what a great once-in-a-lifetime experience it was. In some ways it feels like I dreamed it now that I am home and dealing with all the day-to-day stuff again, but I have the pictures to prove it was real and the memories to cherish. Thank you so much for blessing our lives in such an unforgettable way.
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