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Canoe the Wild is offering a fully outfitted and guided canoe trip on the Bonaventure River, June 2019.

One of Eastern Canada’s finest rivers with lots and lots of lively and class I-II whitewater with no portages and only a few linings. There are several class III ledge drops that can be lined or paddled. The Bonaventure starts out as a swift moving mountain stream with many sharp turns growing in size as we descend through a valley of Black Spruce.

The Bonaventure is a great choice for groups & individuals with good paddling skills. The views of the surrounding hills are spectacular. Trip is 7 days and we paddle 80 miles. Typically not a physically demanding trip unless the water is on the high side. Note: In the case of very high water, we offer paddling the lower Bonaventure then shift over and paddle the Cascapedia River.

NOTE: Being our earlier trip in June , this more then likely will be an all adult canoe trip.

  • Day 1: We meet up in Houlton, Maine for the 6 hour drive to the town of Bonaventure, where we tent overnight in a local campground.
  • Day 2: We meet our shuttle drivers for breakfast, then head into the headwaters of the Bonaventure in the Chic Choc Mountains. On this day, we only paddle a short distance and set up camp.
  • Days 2-4: The Bonaventure starts out as a swift moving mountain stream with many sharp turns, growing in size as we descend through a valley of Black Spruce. The views of the surrounding hills are spectacular.
  • Day 5: We are in the gorge with several ledge drops and numerous class II rapids.
  • Days 6-7: The river is much wider, and we paddle over many beautiful salmon pools on our way to the Bay of Chaleur.
  • Day 8: We take out mid-morning, grab a quick shower, hit the road, arriving back in the Houlton area early evening.

Cost per person, $1695.00

Pictures of one of our June 2018 Bonaventure River Canoe Trips

Please contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild for more information about this trip.

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