Matapedia River Lodge

Kayaking and Canoeing

Undisputed valley for outdoor lovers, it is known for its diversity of rivers and wild forests.

The Matapedia Valley is the perfect environment to practice many activities. What more could you wish for to practice one or more activities that are accessible from the inn.


Starting in 2020, we will offer several activities directly at the lodge.

We offer several packages including the activity, lodging and meals at the lodge. We have several outdoor packages that are safe for families and children from 5 years old.


Causapscal River - Heppel Bridge

Autonomous package for those who already have a good experience!

Kayak only

18 years old and over.


Only from July 16 to August 16

Discover this jewel that is the Causapscal River. Nestled in the steep mountains, on this magnificent river, entirely wild, there are several salmon pools and rapids of good importance.

Arriving at Causapscal, you will go down the Matapedia River and we will pick you up at the Heppel Bridge pit. You will cross several fishermen on both rivers.



Causapscal River to Heppel Bridge:

Departure from 10:30 am


Difficulty:

  • Experience Required: Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R1 - R2, 70-50 m³s
  • Distance: 28km
  • Average length: 6h30 plus breaks




Matapedia River


Our two independent packages for those who already have a minimum of experience

Canoe (12 years and older)

Kayak 18 years old and over.

From June 20th to August 23

You will go down the magnificent Matapedia River from its confluence with the Causapscal River from the pit (les Fourches) to the Routhierville bridge. You will discover the river under several landscapes as well as its salmon pools where sportsmen tease the king of the waters.

These 22 and 12 km packages allow you to paddle on the river while enjoying the beauty of nature and relax in an enchanting environment.

When you arrive at the Routhierville bridge you will only have to go to the inn to come and relax on the terrace or in the spa with an aperitif.

Causapscal to Routhierville: 22km

Departure from 11:30 am:

Difficulty:

  • Experience Required: Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R1 - R2
  • River flow: 70-30 m³s
  • Distance: 22km
  • Average length: 5h30 plus breaks

Sainte Florence to Routhierville: 12km

Departure between 11:30 and 14:30:

Difficulty 1:

  • Experience Required: Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R1 - R2
  • River flow: 70-30 m³s
  • Distance: 22km
  • Average length: 5h30 plus breaks

Lac-au-Saumon - Sainte-Florence

Package (lake and river) for those who already have a good experience!

Canoe (12 years old and over)

Kayak 18 years old and over.


From June 20th to August 23

Via Lac-au-Saumon you will navigate in sector 4 of the Matapedia River to get to the Village of Causapscal.

From there, you will pass several fishermen in sector 3 until you reach the Pont-Beaurivage pool in Sainte Florence where we will welcome you.

Lac-au-Saumon - Sainte Florence:

Departure from 10:30 am:

Difficulty: 1 (June - beginning July)

  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • High/medium water
  • River flow R2 - R3, 70 to 50 m³s
  • Average length: 5 hours plus breaks

Lac-au-Saumon - Sainte Florence:

Departure from 10:30 am:

Difficulty: 2 (mid July - august)

  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • Medium/low water:
  • River flow R3 - R4, 50 to 30m³s
  • Average length: 5 hours plus breaks


(Tide Head) Package

Duration: 4-5 hours

Rivière : Restigouche

In partnership with Nature Aventure located in Matapedia

This canoe or kayak package starts at our reception and ends 14 km down the Restigouche River, where the tides influence the water level of the river. There are a multitude of islands on this route, many options are available to you.

Included in this package :

  • Canoe or Kayak, life jacket and a rowing boat.
  • transport to the point of departure
  • 1 tour guide
  • 1 energy snack

This package requires a minimum of 4 people before departure, but it is possible to join a group when you are less than 4 or alone.

Our Rates

All inclusive packages - Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed

Starting from:

  • 259.00 / 1 pers (1 night),
  • 385,00$ / 2 pers (1 night)
  • Child (10 years old and over) $79.99 per night all included.
  • Teenager (16 years old and over) $109.99 per night all included.

Activity, dinner, table d'hôte, bed and breakfast included.....before taxes.

Included in all packages:


  • Lodging, activity, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Canoe, life jacket and rowing.
  • Transport to the point of departure
  • Cooler/lunch and energy snack
  • Table d'hôte and room at the inn

Not included in the packages

  • Taxes and service charges at the hostel
  • Alcoholic beverages (at the hostel)


MANDATORY

  • Wearing a water shoe or close shoe is mandatory for these activities.

Code of Ethics for Canoe and Kayak Users


On the Matapedia River as well as on all the rivers of the Gaspé Peninsula, there are many users, the main one being salmon fishermen.

These users practice this activity either by wading or by canoe and pay significant amounts to come and practice this fishing either alone or with a guide.

Having access to it is a privilege and the users have obligations and rules to respect among themselves for a healthy cohabitation.


Obligations and rules to respect for the paddlers;

  • Notify the fishermen of your arrival in a fishing pool
  • Never cross a pool in the centre if there are fishermen
  • Always pass behind the fishermen or on the opposite bank
  • Be polite and have good interpersonal manners
  • Bring back your cigarette butts and your garbage


Obligations and rules for fishermen and guides;

  • At all times, respect the paddlers' users.
  • Facilitate the passage of paddlers in a respectful and courteous manner

Accessories and clothing required for the activity

Clothing


  • Shoe suitable for use in water
  • Warm clothing
  • Bathing suit and towel


Accessories

  • Sun cream
  • Medication and first aid kit
  • Provide an airtight bag or container for the activities.
  • Sunglasses (polarized) with cord
  • Camera
  • Whistle

Apnea - Package (Mouth watering)

River: Assemetquagan, the Matapedia and the Mill

This package allows you to learn more about Atlantic salmon.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

In partnership with Nature Aventure located in Matapedia

You will have the chance to see it in its natural habitat with your face in the water. That's the best way to get a good look at him. You'll feel like you're part of the school of salmon. You will visit beautiful salmon pools at the foot of waterfalls that are found in the streams and rivers that flow into the Matapedia River.

This package requires a minimum of 4 people before departure, but it is possible to join a group when you are less than 4 or alone.

From $234.00/1 person with B&B accommodation

From 386.00$/2 pers with B&B accommodation

  • Breakfast
  • Energy drink and snack
  • 1 dinner... see choice of menus !
  • A guide and interpreter
  • Transport from the end of the journey to the starting point
  • A wetsuit.
  • A mask and snorkel
  • A life jacket
  • A canoe or kayak, according to your preference
  • Routhierville Room

Included in the packages

  • Breakfast at the hostel before your activity
  • Access to the spa
  • Free WIFI

Not included in the packages

  • Taxes and service charges at the hostel
  • Tips to the activity guides
  • Alcoholic beverages (at the hostel)
Taxes and service charges at the lodge are not included. All rates, packages and specials are subject to change without notice.