Packrafting and Hiking Hebron’s River in the Torngat Mountains

Packrafting and Hiking Hebron’s River in the Torngat Mountains

  • hiking
  • Labrador
  • Quebec

Written by Alain Lagacé

Are you hesitating between going on a walking tour or in packraft? Why not do both!

The Packrafts are light and stable boats that you can easily carry in your backpack. They allow you to travel quickly in nature and are really fun to paddle.

No previous rafting experience is required to practice this sport, but a river navigation experience is recommended.

If you really want to get away for a few weeks and live a unique experience in an Arctic region combining hiking and packraft, then the Hebron River has it all.

From its source at the watershed on the Quebec-Labrador border to the largest inland freshwater fjord in Labrador, the packraft descent on the Hebron River crosses fascinating landscapes. You can see steep canyons, deafening waterfalls, deep chasms, caves carved by torrents, colorful mountains and even towering falls that flow from the top of the cliffs. It is one of the most scenic rivers on the Golden Peninsula and also one of the least known.

During this 15-day expedition to the Torngats Mountains in Labrador, you will float ≃ 30 km in packraft on the Hebron River and ≃22 km on foot to bypass the Hebron Gorge and the impassable rapids. The total distance of the route is 52 km. You can also shorten or lengthen your trip depending on the time you have.

Close to the river there are some truly impressive natural wonders to explore, such as the Ice River, the high cliffs of the fjord, the Crater Merewether and The Kettles Lakes.

  • River: Hebron River
  • Region: Torngat Mountains, Labrador
  • Coordinates: 58 ° 06 ’46 ” N, 64 ° 24 ’09” W
  • Walking time and rafting pack: 8/12 days
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Length: 52 km
  • Secondary trail (Hebron North Ridge): 20/30 km
  • Highest point: 525 m
  • Recommended period: July 13 to August 17, 2020


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