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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|Saturday 7 August 2021 - Sunday 15 August 2021||9 days||£FULL||€FULL||$FULL|
|Saturday 14 August 2021 - Sunday 22 August 2021||9 days||£3595||€3695||$4695|
|Saturday 13 August 2022 - Sunday 21 August 2022||9 days||£3695||€3695||$5375|
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).
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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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Canada is currently not allowing travellers to enter for vacation purposes. Watch this space as we expect it may open for summer.
Whilst Canada is currently on the British Amber List, currently Canada is not allowing travellers to enter the country.
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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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