Northern Quebec- Journey To The Sea

(4 customer reviews)

$1,000.00$3,700.00 CAD

Dates: No Dates are scheduled for 2024
16 days (14 on trip);

Northern Quebec has a vastness that continues to lure us back again and again. These expeditions up north are ambitious undertakings with potential to explore an incredible northern landscape and unique cultural experiences.

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When we’ve travelled this region in the past, we’ve called the river bank plateau campsites “Field of Dreams,” because you can see endless firewood and the stars are just phenomenal.

This side of the James Bay coast is much steeper than the Ontario side.  That means big rapids, and lots of them. Skirting right beside or sometimes right over big volume rapids you can feel the spirit of the frozen lands beneath you. When the wind blows, she blows hard up here!

Nearing the ocean, we start to see signs of life other than the moose or fox. Cree trappers and other locals often travel up the coast and short distances inland looking for firewood or travelling to their camps.

This is an incredible adventure that will challenge you, reward you and enrich you.

Please Note: This trip starts and finishes in the town of Waskaganish, Quebec and participants are responsible for their own travel costs.  There are daily flights from Montreal to Waskaganish.

Additional information


16 days; 2 of travel, and 14 days on trip!


140km, including ~ 15km of travel on the Arctic Ocean.


The remote, rugged and beautiful SE corner of the James Bay coast in north-western Quebec

Explorer's Club

This was our Explorer's Club trip for 2015. It was a great success and we are very excited to head back this season.


This has the potential to be a very strenuous trip. Great physical conditioning and a positive, flexible attitude are very important attributes that will contribute to enjoying this expedition.

Trip Start and Finish Location

In the town of Waskaganish.

2015 Expedition Video

Our first expedition down the lower Pontax River occurred in 2015. This video captures some of that adventure!

4 reviews for Northern Quebec- Journey To The Sea

  1. Doug Cirelli

    I participated in my second LOTN trip of the season, travelling 2 weeks (140km) along the Pontax River from the James Bay Highway to Rupert Bay, and finally to the town of Waskaganish, Quebec. Words cannot describe the beauty of the region we travelled, from the dense black spruce forest, to the spectacular ice formations along the rapids, and meeting a curious fox as we had lunch.
    Getting the opportunity to walk under the northern lights as we travelled the river before sun rise was a once in a lifetime experience that is beyond description and is not something I had every expected to do in my lifetime.
    Feeling the arctic wind on our faces as we entered Rupert Bay and travelling along the coast to Waskaganish was an amazing end to a great adventure. The town of Waskaganish was welcoming and I enjoyed my time meeting local’s and learning about their history and traditions.
    Through Dave’s leadership, our group of snowshoers learned to work together towards our common goal, and became an efficient, experienced group. It can be difficult to take 13 strangers and turn them into a cohesive unit, but through Dave’s guidance the group became strong and reliable.
    I will always recommend LOTN to anyone interested in winter travel by snowshoe, and I would especially recommend a trip down the Pontax River!

  2. Rob (verified owner)

    What an amazing experience! Dave and Kie are not only experts at winter expeditions, but are inspired and inspiring leaders. Spending a full two weeks on the frozen Pontex River and walking on the edge of Hudson’s Bay was both challenging and exhilarating. Great trip – great group – awesome leaders!

  3. Harold (verified owner)

    It was a pleasure to head out with these experts in winter travel. We were welcomed by the Northern Lights at the start of the journey, and then by the good
    People of Waskaaganish at the end of the trip. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  4. Blake (verified owner)

    An expertly guided endeavor, one could not ask for a more informative awe inspiring adventure.

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