We are very excited to offer you the chance to join us on this gem of a trip on the truly spectacular Magpie River. For years it has seemed but a dream but now we can’t wait to share this departure with you in 2019. In terms of dramatic scenery, untouched wilderness, stunning camps and numerous class IV/V+ rapids, the Magpie is hard to beat. Enjoy a stunning helicopter flight into the river to this area of immense beauty. Without question one of the top whitewater rafting destinations in North America and the World, you are going to love this adventure. We also have another trip to the Chilko River in British Colombia.
Arrive into Montreal and fly up to Sept Isle where we spend the night at Chateau Arnaud.
No meals included.
After breakfast this morning a gorgeous one hour drive past dramatic sea cliffs and waterfalls, takes us to our rendevous point with the helicopter. After an amazing flight we camp at Magpie Lake.
Included: All meals
After breakfast we paddle a few minutes to where the Magpie River spills from the lake. The day is filled with numerous class IV rapids. Our final rapid is Marmot, a class 4+. The upper Magpie looks a lot like a Norwegian river with granite, lichen, moss and black spruce trees. We camp just below Marmot Rapid in a tucked away cove.
Included: All meals
This morning we run a series of class 4 rapids. We reach two grade VI rapids and have lunch in between them as guides line the rafts through them. The afternoon sees the river ease off and your opportunity to try an inflatable kayak or stand up paddle board. We spend the night on a beautiful little island, surrounded by beach, in the middle of a miniature lake,
Included: All meals.
This morning we raft a series of class 3 rapids down to the mile long class IV Saxaphone Rapid after which we have a sumptuous lunch. More opportunities this afternoon for people to paddle in inflatable kayaks in the rapids down to camp.
Included: All meals
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|Friday 11 August 2023 - Saturday 19 August 2023||9 days||£5750||€6595||$6795|
Your trip starts and finishes in Sept Isle (YZV), Quebec. In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office’s for advice on who to book your flights with. Many airlines offer flights to Sept Isle (YZV), from the UK via Montreal. We recommend contacting Trailfinders for your best flight options or the excellent and competitive folks at Exito Travel. Many operators also offer flights from the US, but we suggest for the best deals check out Skyscanner. If you need any help with flights, please dont hesitate to contact us.
Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in Canada (river prices only – flights not included).
In order to secure your place pay your deposit of £700 per person (USD$900 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.
Please note that the price shown in GBP is the price for the trip. UK residents should pay that price in GBP and USA residents should pay that price in USD.
You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.
We provide wetsuits, personal flotation jackets, spray jackets and helmets.
At the pre-departure meeting you will be given a dry bag. In to which you will pack all you require on the trip, including your sleeping bag and camping mattress.
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Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
The Canadian government requires all travellers aged five and above arriving in Canada by land or air to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding or entry.
Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
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Those words are forever etched in our minds as we reflect on our Magpie River Expedition!! This was not your ordinary river “trip.” It was a true expedition in every sense of the word. The commitment began immediately.
Our guides totally rocked. Their smiles were contagious, no task was too difficult, and every guest felt special. They wore many hats working seamlessly as a team to create an unparalleled experience:
Julian (Trip Leader/safety coordinator/story teller/,) Raphael (safety kayaker/ gourmet chef) Vince (paddle boat captain/ “Oh Yeah”), and Andrew( gear boat manager/gourmet chef) They were a well oiled machine.
After our scenic helicopter ride to Magpie Lake, our expedition included EPIC whitewater, amazing campsites, gourmet meals, inflatable kayaking, standup paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, canoeing, whitewater canoeing, numerous unrunnable majestic waterfalls with portages through lush forest terrain, and not least of all…cold beer and other libations.
All of the guests on the expedition were seasoned Water By Nature veterans, and we quickly meshed as family. We can’t think of a better group of crew and guests!
We leave the Magpie River behind with lasting memories and new friends!
My wife and I did the Magpie in August ’18. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The river was so challenging and provided incredible scenery. The guides were wonderful. All our needs and more were met with a smile everyday and night. The meals AND the camaraderie were above our expectations. Living in the USA we had no idea such a great wilderness ( outside of our party we didn’t see another person for the entire trip) adventure was so close. We highly recommend the Magpie.
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