Imagine rafting on the Muteshekau Shipu (Magpie River)

Experience 9 days of incredible nature and world class whitewater

The Muteshekau Shipu (Magpie River) is one of National Geographic’s top 10 multi-day rafting rivers. You’ll experience some of the best whitewater in the world. But we understand you’re looking for more than just world-class paddling.

Whether you’re traveling in a group, alone, or with your family, whether you’re age 10 or 78, we ensure that each guest experiences the adventure they like.

You can paddle in an expertly guided raft or—navigate your own kayaraft (inflatable kayak).

Magpie whitewater rafting
wilderness adventure camping

When we stop for the night, you’ll have plenty of time to relax however you like:

  • Hike or join activities with your guides and Innu interpreter
  • Enjoy food, drink, and bonding with the group
  • Fish the waters of the Magpie (you’re 100% likely to catch speckled trout, maybe on your first cast)
  • Drawing, writing or photography—you’ll be inspired by nature and if you’re lucky, the northern lights

Whatever your reason for joining us, this journey is the perfect balance of challenge and relaxation. We guarantee an amazing river rafting experience.

Trip Details at a Glance

$6,995 CAD + tax

9 days running rapids, exploring wilderness—connecting with nature, your group, and yourself

Departs from

Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada

Group size

8 to 14 guests


  • Aug 13-21, 2022
  • Aug 20-28, 2022


Whitewater rafting, kayaking, SUP'ing, hiking, fishing

Activity level

Very remote, fly-in-only
Physical activity:
Easygoing to active
Class III - IV
You don't need any river experience. You can get more physical challenge, if you choose, through the optional side hikes, SUP'ing, and inflatable kayaking.Learn more about this trip's activity level.

Why choose the Magpie River for your next vacation?

Most accessible multi-day rafting trip in the world.

Most accessible multi-day rafting trip in the world.

From the Sept Iles international airport we shuttle you 90 minutes down the coast to our helicopter for the flight to Lake Magpie

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Explore local culture and history

Explore local culture and history

Experience the charming fishing villages and culture of Quebec's Cote Nord region. Learn about local Indigenous culture and history from an Innu guide.

Meet our Innu guide
Learn about the Boreal Forest from a scientist

Learn about the Boreal Forest from a scientist

Learn about the ecosystems, animals, and edible plants from an ecologist who joins each trip. Even help out with water sampling and other field research.

Meet our ecologist

Smooth it, don't rough it.

This trip is a great mix of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy rafting, fishing and hiking, and also comfortable camping and good food. Enjoy individual tents and the Boreal River 'deep sleep' system.

Trip Reviews

All of my expectations were surpassed: the fun, the learning, the food, the water, the service, the attitude, the respect for each other, for the experience, for nature, is awesome.

Adena Franz
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