Canoe Expedition on the George River

Canoe Expedition on the George River

Discover the magnificent George River in Northern Quebec, which is popular for its caribou hunt as I mentioned before, the George River caribou herd is over 750 thousand heads.

The George River is also known for its Atlantic salmon, sizes range from the grill which is 4 to 5 lbs. The average size catch is 12 to 15 lbs and go up to 30 lbs. You also have the Artic Char average size 5 to 8 lbs. but can go up to 20 lbs. Then the Lakers or Lake Trout if you prefer, on the average size is 5 to 10 lbs. but may go up to 40 lbs. Then the beautiful brookies or Speckle Trout average are 2 to 4 lbs and up to 6 lbs. All this great fishing from the 20 th. June to the 30 th. September.

I shall get back to my mane subject which is the canoe expedition. This takes place from the Wedge Hills Lodge from the 15 July and ends onthe opening of the caribou hunt the 4 of August 08. It’s a 4 days and 3 nights on a 354 km canoe trip guided by local natives.

The expedition starts at Schefferville where you will spend the first night at the Hotel Royal. You may get in to Schefferville by plane or take the Naskapis train from Sept Iles. It’s a 12 hour ride and what beautiful scenery of the nice Moisie River and hundreds of lake and more river you will admire on the way up. Once at Schefferville the group is picked up either the train station or airport and transported to the hotel. The next morning is the departure with a twin Otter a float plane for a 2 hour flight up to the Lodge. You will be greeted there by the staff and be served the best meal by the chef cook. Early the next morning is the departure for the 4 days and 3 nights expedition, sleeping outdoors in this wonderful setting. You will be guided by three local native guides and living their Indian Culture. The journey is aboard three 24 foot freighter canoes with 40 HP. turbo foot motors, three clients per canoe and the third canoe for the food and equipment. You will be fishing, eating shore lunches and sleeping in tents, you will be travelling
at an average of 85 to 90 km. a day. Don’t forget your cameras and there will be a lot of beautiful pictures to take and the wildlife to see.

This is a trip you will never forget and let me tell you the fishing is excellent.