What’s included and what to pack

Your packing and planning for this trip should be smooth and easy: you mostly just need to get yourself to Sept-Îles, Quebec with some outdoor clothing and we take care of the rest.

We know packing for the backcountry can seem complicated if you’re not used to it. After all, the Magpie isn’t a Mexican beach. It requires some specialty gear – but not as much as you’d think!

We want to help you get organized, so check out all the lists below. You should note that sleeping bags are available for rent if you’d rather not buy them. However, keep in mind that if used properly almost any gear you need to buy for this trip can last for years as your backcountry clothing or even your outdoor exercise gear. Just remember: no cotton or denim.

As always, if you have any questions give us a call or send us an email. We’re here to help.

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Trip Details at a Glance

$6,995 CAD—9 days of spectacular wilderness

Learn with a Boreal Forest ecologist, an Innu interpreter, and incredible river guides

Departs From

Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada


  • Aug 7-15, 2020
  • Aug 15-23, 2020


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

Activity Level

2.5 out of 5 paddles (3.5 if you choose to inflatable kayak the whole river). Learn more about our activity level classification.