Matapedia River Lodge

River Kayaking and Canoeing

Causapscal River ADLRM©

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

Several all-inclusive packages with suggested itineraries are offered from the lodge.

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: Advanced/Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R 2-3, 70-50 m³s
  • Distance: 28km
  • Average length: 6h30 plus breaks


Difficulty:

  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • Water medium/low
  • Fast R 3-4, 50 to 25 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 20th June to 16th August

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.

Departure from 11:30 am:

Causapscal to Routhierville: 22km


Difficulty 1:

  • Experience Required: Advanced/Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R 2-3, 70-50 m³s
  • Distance: 22km
  • Average length: 5h30 plus breaks


Difficulty 2:

  • Experience Required: Intermediate
  • Medium/low water:
  • Fast R 3-4 - 50 to 25m³s
  • Average length: 6 hours plus breaks

Departure between 11:30 and 14:30:

Sainte Florence to Routhierville: 12km


Difficulty 1:

  • Experience Required: Advanced/Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Fast: R 2-3, 70-50 m³s
  • Distance: 22km
  • Average length: 5h30 plus breaks


Difficulty 2:

  • Experience Required: Intermediate
  • Medium/low water:
  • Fast R 3-4 - 50 to 25m³s
  • Average length: 4 hours 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 20th June to 16th August

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.

Departure from 10:30 am:

Lac-au-Saumon - Sainte Florence:


Difficulty: 1

  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • High/medium water :
  • Expert Rapide : R 2-3 - 70 to 50 m³s
  • Average length: 5 hours plus breaks

Departure from 10:30 am:

Lac-au-Saumon - Sainte Florence:


Difficulty: 2

  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • Medium/low water:
  • Fast R 3-4 - 50 to 25m³s
  • Average length: 5 hours plus breaks

Our Prices

Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed


From 229.00$ / 1 pers (1 night),.... 345.00$ 1 pers (2) nights

From 339.00$ / 2 pers (1 night),.... 445.00$ 2 pers (2) nights

Child (12 years old and over) $69.99 per night activity included

For more information, we ask you tu use the (form bellow) or contact us directly, do not reserve thru booking.com

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
Taxes and service charges at the lodge are not included. All rates, packages and specials are subject to change without notice.