Date of the Expedition

From October 1 to October 4, 2022

Registration Deadline

1 August 2022

Activity

Voyageur canoe

Place

Poisson Blanc Reservoir, QC

Age Group

19 to 29 years old

  • Undergoing Treatment*

Number of Participants

10 maximum

Description

This expedition will offer a group of young adults undergoing treatment the chance to join a voyageur canoe expedition on the great Poisson blanc reservoir in Quebec.

This fall expedition is a Classic one for Tip of The Toes foundation. We go there every year since 2014 with our group of participants undergoing treatments. This year, if the COVID situation allow us to go, we will be ready again. If you are interested by this kind of activity, you can apply online and we will contact you with more detail soon.

The first day, we will meet in Montreal, for the bus ride to Air Eau Bois Camp where we’ll spend our first night. As we get acquainted, we will learn about the canoeing techniques that will help us on our expedition on Poisson Blanc Reservoir. We will familiarize ourselves with our large voyager canoes capable of carrying up to ten paddlers. During the evening, we’ll take time to prepare our baggage and enjoy the warm surroundings of the Gîte and engage in discussions.

 

The next day, after breakfast, we’ll pack our foodstuff and get on our way. Once the voyager canoes are loaded, we’ll be off for a 3-day and 2-night expedition to discover the beautiful wilderness of the Outaouais Region. Paddling on the Poisson Blanc Reservoir, we will see the tall white pines, and with a little bit of luck, we’ll come across many species of birds and small mammals. Hence, together, we will live the nomadic life, travelling over water with our baggage. At night, we will set up camp and prepare the evening meal. After a full day of paddling, it will be relaxation time around the campfire, with a marshmallow roast and stories galore.

Expedition Members

On each expedition team there are two adventure facilitators whose role is to ensure the smooth running of all the activities. They are supported by a medical team – composed of a doctor, an oncology pivot nurse and a psychosocial worker – whose shared mission is to ensure the good health of all members of the expedition. In addition to these experts, each team includes professional guides with extensive knowledge of the activity as well as the area covered by the expedition, and a blogger responsible for capturing every moment of this great adventure in words and images.

Geography and History

“West of the Papineau-Labelle wilderness reserve, the Poisson Blanc Regional Park is a 30-kilometre reservoir with more than 80 islands. Canoe-camping enthusiasts will be charmed by the wild, isolated and ultra-calm landscapes with an endless view over water.” Frédéric Sauvé, Espace magazine.

 

The many sandy beaches on our way will be as many opportunities to take a break or have a pic-nick. Île Perdue, Île à l’Aigle, Île Mystérieuse and Parois Éléphant (the Elephant Wall) will be our world, our territory.

Schedule

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Are you interested in this expedition? Complete the registration form here.

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