The Dumoine River, PQ (2002)         

Before I could create our Cross-Canada website I had to learn HTML. To do this, I built a few pages based on trips we had done earlier. This is one such page based on one such trip. In the end I decided to include this practise page with the Cross-Canada web pages even though it actually predates our trip.

This fly-in trip down Quebec's Dumoine River was done in August 2002. It was a great trip with great weather but we found it to be much busier than expected (despite the fly-in aspect of the trip). We did feel that we were in good company though, as the vast majority of the people we met were fellow canoeists! It was an excellent river for us as we wanted some white-water fun and the river had something for everyone. It was also an exceedingly beautiful river. Some work was required either in either scouting the river's numerous run-able rapids or in portaging its unrunable ones but it was certainly worth it.

The Flight In
Although recently made accessible by road the Dumoine was still best accessed by aircraft and there was no more suitable a craft than the Canadian designed and built Beaver (arguably the best bush planes ever built).

The Scenery
Of course, as with any river on the Canadian Shield the scenery was beautiful. If you go bring your camera and keep yours eyes open for the many great photo opportunities that will invariably arise.

The White Water
The Dumoine had some excellent white water for the canoeist (of course everything depends on the water levels) with rapids that could be easily managed to those that required a bit more thought.

More Photos from our Dumoine Trip





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