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PostPosted: February 10th, 2002, 11:24 am 
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Location: Bangor, Maine U.S.
Can anyone provide a description of the Bonaventure like those in the AMC River Guide? Best time of year? Minimum skill level? Recommended put-in and take-out points? camp sites? Scenery?

Any info is appreciated!


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Location: Pont Rouge, Quebec along the Jacques-Cartier river
The Bonaventure River is a beautiful river for canoeing...I've never seen water so pristine and clear as in that Gaspé peninsula river. You can literally read the embossed letters on a nickel coin five feet under water ! Because the river bed in entirely made up of light grey rocks and stones, the water takes on a beautiful aqua blue hue bordering on turquoise.
If you are seeking out some whitewater adventure on that river , I suggest you do it before mid June...after that is really gets too shallow for any enjoyable WW canoeing, especially in the upper reaches of the river .
There is summer time canoeing ,mostly flatwater canoeing on the lower section , but it can get *really* shallow by July.Furthermore , summer canoeing there coincides with the salmon fishing along the same river and anglers tend to get quite grumpy when canoes saunter by too close to their fishing holes :smile:
Check out this site to give you an idea of the area. Although I did my own planning while there, this outfitter can provide a helpful shuttle service directly from the takeout.
http://www.cimeaventure.com/ehtm/eframe.htm
or have a look here too:
http://www.quebecadv.com/family.htm
Cheers,
Derek

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PostPosted: May 14th, 2002, 1:27 pm 
try this link too!

http://www.mv.com/ipusers/fs/bonaventure.html

Matt "lost my password" H


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