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The Pointe (Esprit's Basecamp)  The Pointe (Esprit's Basecamp)
3 Chemin Esprit
 Davidson (Mansfield-et-Pontefract), Quebec
 Canada, J0X 1R0

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 Directions to Esprit's Daytrip Rendezvous::

GPS Coordinates: 45°43′42.55″N     76°36′43.53″W
To the Day Trip rendezvous from Ottawa, ON:
(approx. 1.5 hours)
Google maps
Guests coming for the Two-Channel Ottawa Day Trip with no overnight stay can meet us at our day trip rendezvous point: Chez Kim (Restaurant/Bar), 228 ch des Outaouais, L'Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Quebec.
  • From downtown Ottawa, take the Ottawa River Parkway to Island Park Drive.
  • Turn right onto the Island Park Drive and cross the Ottawa River by the Champlain Bridge.
  • Continue straight to the last stop light and turn left at the "T" junction onto the Ch. Principal
  • Continue on Ch. Principal until you reach Ch. Parc (2nd light past the Tim Horton's) turn right on Ch. Parc which shortly becomes Ch. Eardley.
  • Ch. Eardley becomes Hwy 148 west.
  • Stay on Hwy 148 West. You will pass Quyon, Shawville and Bryson. When you reach Bryson do NOT exit. Stay on Hwy 148 past Bryson until you see the Motel VOYAGEUR (on your right).
  • Watch for when the highway merges into the one lane, turn left onto WILSON Rd (if you reached Campbell's Bay, you have missed the turn). Continue along Wilson Road until you reach the village of L'╬le-du-Grand-Calumet (you will cross a bridge before reaching the village.)
  • Once you pass the church and the post office, look for Chez Kim's on your left. Park your vehicle on the right and come in. We are waiting for you!!!
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.

 Directions to Esprit's Basecamp in Davidson, Quebec:

 GPS Coordinates: 45°52′44.40″N     76°47′45.60″W

From OttawaFrom TorontoFrom Kingston
From HuntsvilleFrom North Bay

 From Ottawa
 (approx. 1.5 hours)
Google maps
  • Cross the Ottawa River by the Champlain Bridge to Aylmer Quebec.
  • Continue straight to the last stop light and turn left at the "T" junction onto the Ch. Principal
  • Continue on Ch. Principal until you reach Ch. Eardley (2nd light past the Tim Horton's). Turn right onto Ch. Eardley.
  • Ch. Eardley turns into Hwy 148 west.
  • Take Highway 148 west towards Fort Coulonge.
  • Go past Fort Coulonge and towards the Davidson turn-off (Thomas Lefebvre Road).
  • Turn left on Thomas Lefebvre Road and continue for approximately 5 km, along the river, through Davidson.
  • Turn left at the Esprit Rafting sign and drive to our parking lot.
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.
 From Toronto
 (approx. 5 hours)
Google maps
  • Take Highway 401 East to Highway 41.
  • Take Highway 41 north through Eganville to the junction with County Road 24 (Whitewater Road).
  • Turn right on County Road 24 (Whitewater Road), cross Highway 17 and turn left at the T-junction.
  • Follow the signs to the Province of Quebec.
  • Cross the bridge into Quebec and follow Highway 148 towards Hull.
  • Drive past Waltham and turn right on the road into Davidson. (Thomas Lefebvre Road)
  • Turn right at the Esprit Rafting sign and drive to our parking lot.
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.
 From Kingston
 (approx. 3 hours)
Google maps
  • North on Hwy 15 through Smith Falls to Carleton Place.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 7 at the lights and drive less than 1 km to the next light. (Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire at the corner)
  • Turn left at the lights and drive to the T-junction with Hwy 29 (formerly the continuation of highway 15).
  • Turn right onto Hwy and drive towards Arnprior.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 17 at Arnprior and continue west towards Renfrew.
  • Go past Renfrew and look for an exit to your right called Storyland Road.
  • Exit right on Storyland Road.
  • Turn right at the first stop sign (Stinson Gas Bar) onto Hwy 303.
  • Drive across Ottawa River to junction with Hwy 148.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 148 and drive towards Fort Coulonge.
  • Go past Fort Coulonge to the Davidson turn-off (Thomas Lefebvre Road).
  • Turn left on Thomas Lefebvre Road and continue for approximately 5 km along the river, through Davidson.
  • Turn left at the Esprit Rafting sign and drive to our parking lot.
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.
 
 From Huntsville
 (approx. 3 hours)
Google maps
  • Take Hwy 60 through Algonquin Park to Hwy 41, turn left towards Pembroke.
  • Turn right on CountryRoad 24 (Whitewater Road), cross Highway 17, and turn left at the T-junction.
  • Follow the signs to the Province of Quebec.
  • Cross the bridge into Quebec and follow Highway 148 towards Hull.
  • Drive past Waltham and turn right on the road into Davidson (Thomas Lefebvre Road).
  • Turn right at the Esprit Rafting sign and drive to our parking lot.
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.
 
 From North Bay
 (approx. 3 hours)
Google maps
  • Take Highway 17 East to the junction with County Road 24, just past Pembroke.
  • Turn left on Country Road 24, and turn left at the T-junction.
  • Follow the signs to the province of Quebec.
  • Cross the bridge into Quebec and follow Highway 148 towards Hull.
  • Drive past Waltham and turn right on the road into Davidson (Thomas Lefebvre Road).
  • Turn right at the Esprit Rafting sign and drive to our parking lot.
  • If you have trouble and need directions,
    please call 1-800-596-7238.