Broadback River: James Bay Highway to Waskaganish (8 days / 140 km)

This trip report summarizes the final 8 days of a 23-day expedition done along the Broadback River, from the James Bay Highway to the town of Waskaganish on James Bay (140 km). This section is characterized by large whitewater, great fishing, and relatively few portages.

We were a group of experienced canoe guides looking for a fun challenge. We had 3 fully decked tandems and 1 tandem with airbags. I’d recommend bringing the skirts if you’d like to run more whitewater. We were on the water i...

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