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Canoe-camping & portage

August 24 to 26, 2018

Come paddle and learn how to portage your canoe, during this canoe-camping adventure on a chain of magnificent lakes. During your weekend, you will help prepare the expedition, the food and the luggage, you will learn how to read topographic maps, to paddle with various techniques and to walk with your house on your back! You will also learn the basis of the Leave No Trace ideology, as well as some techniques for cooking on the campfire! A weekend where only portagers can go!

SCHEDULE (approx.)


3 PM – Welcoming of participants
3:30 PM – Greetings and equipment preparation
4:30-5:30 PM – Canoeing class
5:30 PM – Departure aboard the canoe
7 PM – Arrival at campsite and setup
8 PM – Cooking on fire, dinner and campfire


7 AM – Wake up and take-down
8 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Portage techniques
10:30 AM – Departure
11 AM – Snack break
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Departure
5:30 PM – Arrival at campsite and setup
7:00 PM – Dinner
8:30 PM – Campfire


7 h 30 : Réveil et démontage du site
8 h 30 : Déjeuner
10 h : Départ en canot
12 h 30 : Diner
13 h 30 : Départ en canot
15 h 30 : Retour, rangement du matériel et mot de la fin
17 h : Fin du camp


None, but a good physical shape and/or a happy mood are recommended!


  • Access to the site and parking
  • Canoe, paddle and individual life-jacket
  • Camping
  • Waterproof barrels
  • All expedition material
  • Tents
  • 2 guides
  • All meals and snacks


e do not provide reimbursements, however we do allow ticket transfers anytime before the trip. Should you want to transfer your ticket, please email

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