The American Excursion (Canoe)

The Travers River tour is what you need to travel back in time and experience the same adventure as the Americans and their guides back in the days of the Triton Fish and Game Club. This trip will remain engraved in the memory of all adventurers who dare to try it! Planned activities: trail portages, canoeing through lakes and rivers, and accommodation in a rustic log camp. There’s nothing like it! This package is for people looking for a good challenge. You don’t need to be an expert, nor even have great knowledge on how to handle or row a canoe. However, it is recommended that you be in good physical shape. This tour is also available to children with good physical endurance, who are good walkers. A guide will be present during the expedition and will help you out with the portage of the canoe. Everyone will have to get involved and help carry canoes, food and luggage.

The schedule

Day 1: Arrival at the Seigneurie du Triton, beaver observation, dinner and bedtime.

Day 2: Breakfast at the dining room, meeting with your private guide, packing of your backpack for the expedition. (Bring only the bare minimum: swimsuit, towel and basic toiletries, underwear and comfortable clothes, polar fleece, raincoat, walking boots, insect repellant and sunscreen. All of this plus a share of the food must fit into a small backpack). Learn to control the canoe on Lac-à-la-Croix. Lunch at the Shore Lunch, 4 lake crossings lasting about 20 minutes and 4 portages lasting between 10 and 25 minutes. Set up at the trapper’s camp, dinner, observation of the stars around the campfire and other fun campfire activities.

Day 3: Breakfast and canoe trip across Trois Caribous Lake and Travers Lake. Descent of the Travers River and 10 portages lasting between 5 and 30 minutes. Crossing of Biscuits Lake, portage of 5 minutes, small descent on the Batiscan River and arrival at La Seigneurie. Get to your room for a well-deserved rest! Dinner and evening activity at La Seigneurie.

Day 4: Breakfast at the dining room, trapper’s trail and lunch at the Shore Lunch. Departure in the afternoon.

* Since the tour takes you into wet areas, the presence of flies and mosquitoes can be quite significant, especially in June and at the beginning of July (depending on hatching). You must therefore bring lightweight, long and light-coloured clothing as well as insect repellant bought in Quebec, and a mosquito net if you want to protect yourself.

The American Excursion (Canoe) includes:

  • Lodge accommodation with bedding for 2 nights;
  • Accommodation in the Trapper’s rustic camp with sleeping bags for 1 night;
  • 3 breakfasts;
  • 2 lunches at the Shore Lunch;
  • 1 lunch-box meal;
  • 3 dinners, including 2 in the dining room;
  • Canoes;
  • Private guide for the 2 days of canoeing and portage;
  • Access to the Seigneurie du Triton’s outdoor equipment and activities.

Available dates for this package:

  • From June 15 to September 15, 2017

Price per adult for a 3-night stay, double occupancy:

  • From June 15 to September 15, 2017: $925 private bathroom for the room
  • From June 15 to September 15, 2017: $835 shared bathroom on the floors

*You can also add fishing and a night in the teepee to your excursion package.

Earliest arrival at 4:00 p.m. and latest departure at 2:30 p.m.

Provincial and federal taxes are not included and gratuity is at your own discretion.

A playground, toys, playpens and high chairs available on site, with babysitting upon request (at your own expense) and according to availability.
3 and under Free
4 to 13 years old 50% discount
14 to 17 years old 30% discount

For your safety and comfort:

  • It’s your responsibility to wear your life jacket at all times during water activities.
  • Children must wear a life jacket that corresponds to their respective size and weight.
  • It’s your duty to keep children under parental supervision.
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
  • Campfires are permitted in designated areas, except when the fire index is too high.
  • All cameras and electronic devices should be protected in waterproof cases. If you don’t have one, it’s best to leave your devices in your room. If you wish to bring them on a water excursion, you do so at your own risk. La Seigneurie du Triton cannot be held responsible for material damages in case of contact with water.
  • It’s important to wear proper footwear on paths with natural obstacles such as rocks, branches, roots, water holes and mud.
  • During the mosquito season, it’s preferable to wear long, light clothing and use insect repellent, preferably bought in Quebec for better efficiency.
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