Going down the George River by canoe

Last July a group of six adventurous canoeist went down the fable George River to the Ungava Bay. Along their route they stop to climb the Pyramid Mountain. They are now sharing a few photos with us.

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Written by Ariel Desjardins Charbonneau.

It is after twenty days of our trip departure by canoe from Schefferville that my friends and me have reached the foothills of the Pyramids Mountains along the George River. A few hours after the precarious hike through spruces and alders we finally reached the bare summit.

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From this mountain top we had a fantastic view over the tundra landscape.

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It took us ten more days to reach our final goal in Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River).

We want to thank Alain Lagacé and Rapid Lake Lodge for the logistic help, without them our journey would have been much less pleasant.

Photo credit: Cloé Fortin

River history

The George River rises just north of the Labrador border in northeastern Quebec and flows 600 km due north to enter the eastern side of Ungava Bay at George River, or Kangiqsualujjuaq. The River was first made famous by the Hubbard-Wallace story in 1903. http://www.bassioutdoors.com/Hubbard_History.html

In 1811 B. Kohlmeister and G. Kmock, moravian missionaries in an Eskimo shallop, went from Okak around Cape Chidley (the north-eastern tip of North America) into Ungava Bay and were the first Europeans to enter the George River. http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/5/4/3/15436/15436.htm

Planning a canoe trip on the George River

If you are planning a canoe trip on the George River, Rapid Lake Lodge can provide you with lots of valuable tips about the river scenic attraction, where to camp, the rapids to watch, important points about the tides and your return flight and much more.

For further information please contact Alain at info@rapidlake.com