Shuttle service is offered for autonomous paddlers who wish to oversee the logistics, the itinerary and security management of their river trip on the Bonaventure river. 

Departure for the Big Ouest, at 65 km, offered with your own crafts, your safety equipment and camping gear.

LaunchingExit pointTrip descriptionSchedule
Big Ouest (km 65)Cime Aventures (km 9)3 days and 2 nights canoe-camping descent.

R-I and R-II rapids

Remote wilderness, no cellphone coverage or emergency assistance.

From June 10 to July 1st, 2022. 

Departure time : 8:30 AM.

You must be at Cime Aventures’s reception at 7:45. Sleeping at Cime Aventures the night before is highly recommended.

  *  Minimum of 8 participants per departure. If the minimum of 8 participants is not reached, we will try to match you on another departure. Otherwise, you will be asked to pay the difference.


Shuttle service detailed program :

River descent with your own equipment : crafts, oars, life jackets, safety equipment, communication devices and everything needed for a wild camping experience.

  • Departure at 8:30 AM. Arrive at Cime Aventures the night before or no later than 7:45 AM the morning of your departure, with your equipment ready to go ;
  • Safety and environmental instructions ; 
  • Shuttle to launching point, approximately 1.5 hours ;
  • Launching and river descent (autonomy in terms of descent, camping and meals).

Prepare your trip :

  • Download the river map;
  • You are fully autonomous on the journey. The activity takes place in a natural environment without cell phone services; 
  • Self-assess your skills here;
  • Consult the chart of difficulty level according to the river flow and temperature;
  • Have all your wild camping gear, food and drinkable water in waterproof containers.
  • Remember to bring ropes and other equipment to secure your equipment in the canoe. 
  • Be aware that the ride features class 1 and 2 rapids.
  • Know that the river flow influences the experience on the river. The lower the river flow, the more obstacles there are to avoid. The river is considered low below 12 m3/s. Watch the flow of the Bonaventure river in real time. 

If you want to do a one-day descent with your own equipment, and not a canoe-camping expedition, we recommend the shuttle service for autonomous canoeists and kayakers.

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