For the past many weeks our Leadership Expeditions have been traveling throughout the province of Quebec. Attached are the most recent links that show the location of the Gaspe Leadership Backpacking Expedition, the George River Canoe Leadership Expedition, and the Boat Building Expedition.
This first link is the current location of the Gaspe Leadership Backpacking Trip, led by Olivia and Johnson. The Gaspe Crew has hiked much of the International Appalachian Trail in the Parc de la Gaspesie. When they called in a week ago they had only shared the trail with two other hikers! They will be picked up tomorrow.
This next link is from the George River Canoe Expedition, led by Jen and Nate. This link is from two nights ago when the group was a few miles south of the Inuit Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq. At this spot, they would have been able to witness the ebb and flow of the 58-foot tides of Ungava Bay. Yup, they are bigger tides than the Bay of Fundy! The George River crew has already started their travel south and yesterday they flew from Kangiqsualujjuaq to the village of Kuujjuaq. Today they will fly to Quebec City where we will pick them up.
This last link is the location of the Boatbuilders expedition, led by Amy and Eric. The Boatbuilders sea kayaked for a week in Penobscot Bay before driving to the North Shore of the St Lawrence River to spend the past 10 days paddling the Saguenay River. The Saguenay is an incredibly rich estuary that is home to many species of whales including Beluga’s, Minke, Finback, Humpback and at times even Blue and Killer Whales. We have heard that our crew paddled with whales these past few days. They too will head south tomorrow.
As you click on the link you may need to scroll out to get a better idea of the location of each trip and you can also switch from the map to aerial view, although there is a link to send a message please refrain from doing so since we only use this option for staff in the field to relay vital communication with the trip office.