Join a remote backcountry adventure like no other

Experience 8 days of wilderness and whitewater

Have you dreamed of going on an ultra-lightweight backcountry adventure with everything on your back from your boat to your sleeping bag? Packrafts are inflatable kayaks that you can paddle on flat water and whitewater. Weighing only 6-10 lbs, you can stuff them into your backpack for overland travel. Packrafting is the perfect way to explore previously inaccessible terrain.

This is your chance to go on one of the most exciting and remote guided adventures offered anywhere in the world.

Boreal River has developed finely-tuned packrafting systems for travelling remote backcountry. And we provide everything you need to succeed and thrive.

Magpie Packrafting Whitewater Expedition
Packraft journey through remote backcountry

The Magpie Packraft Expedition takes us down one of National Geographic’s top-10 multi-day whitewater rivers. On this trip you will learn how to thrive in the wild:

  • Fly by helicopter, skimming canyons and Boreal treetops on your way to the Labrador plateau
  • You’ll start your trip crossing small lakes and hilltops in the upper reaches of the Magpie watershed. This is a rarely visited land of mountains, water, and untouched Boreal forest.
  • After navigating to Lake Magpie, you’ll get to paddle the world-class whitewater of the Magpie River in your own packraft, all the way to the sea.
  • Gain river running skills with the leadership of professional guides
  • Catch speckled trout and learn how to fly fish.

If you are a physically fit adventurer and want to push yourself, this trip is a challenging combination of exploring majestic terrain and paddling an incredible river. You will have one of the most amazing wilderness experiences of your lifetime and gain skills for more adventures.

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Trip Details at a Glance

$5,875 CAD tax included

Experience 8 days of incredible wilderness and whitewater

Departs from

Sept Îles, Quebec, Canada

Group size

4 to 8 participants


  • Sat. Aug 13- Sat. Aug 20, 2022


Whitewater paddling, hiking, learn wilderness skills, camping and fly fishing

Activity level

Very remote, fly-in-only
Physical activity:
Highly active
Class III - IV
You don't need any whitewater experience—but you should be in physical condition for big days of paddling and hiking. Learn more about this trip's activity level.


One of the most ‘out there’ expeditions in the world—made easy for you.

One of the most ‘out there’ expeditions in the world—made easy for you.

Get yourself to Sept Îles, Quebec with a good fitness level, a smile, and some polypro—and we’ll have everything ready for you—easy right?

Plan your travel
Combine a guided trip with new skills

Combine a guided trip with new skills

Learn fly fishing and backcountry camping. We consider this a hybrid adventure that is part guided expedition and part skills development.

Paddle a top river and get comfortable in whitewater

Paddle a top river and get comfortable in whitewater

Paddle fun whitewater with experienced guides. By the end of the trip you’ll be surfing waves and running rapids in style.

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Explore a land where few have been

Travel through dramatic landscapes with epic scenery and explore one of the largest untouched ecosystems in the world.

Trip Reviews

On behalf of my Dad (Paul) and I, we would like to thank you for the most incredible week. When we went home I think we both found it difficult to explain our experience to others. I used phrases like “the best week of my life” and “the trip of a lifetime” when anyone asked me how the trip went.

Emily Lawler
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