Riviere de l'Aigle

CanadaQuebec04 Ottawa
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Additional Route Information
42 km
3 days
Loop Trip: 
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
Total Portage Distance: 
400 m
Longest Portage: 
300 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Background Trip Info
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hw105 from Ottawa;
At Wright, left to Lac-Cayamant;
Gravel road to Foret de l'Aigle;
Start at a camping located where the Riviere au Hibou joins the Riviere de l'Aigle.
Rapids CII
Rapids CI (PL50)
Rapids CI (PR50)
Rapids CI
Rapids CI-II (PR300)
Last 27 km - flatwater paddling until Desert river.
500 upstream to the bridge across the Desert River.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

We ran the river in late May 2002. The water was high and we did not portage any of the rapids, which were class I and easy class II. Good camping sites, mostly on sand beaches. The excellent class A site shown on the Carte-Guide about 3 km before the Desert River (the "Bear" site) is actually at the next river curve. After it, the cottages come close to the river and there are no suitable sites.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
31 K/08
Special Comments: 

The route passes through a Crown's land and no fee is required. Last 20 km the river goes through the Maniwaki Indian Reserve (right bank).

There is a gravel road that goes along the river, which is not shown on the older topomap.

The camping sites are numerous and are generally of good quality.

Alternative finishing point is about 7 km down the Desert River where the road comes close to the river.


Post date: Thu, 09/26/2019 - 10:41


Please cross referrence Trip reports with english name "Eagle River". This river is everchanging and not to be taken lightly.