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Propulsion Rafting - Riviere Rouge

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Canada
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Mustufa J wrote a review Jul. 24
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Amazing! What an adventurous afternoon. You gotta be able to swim in case you fall in the river. I did fall but was wearing a life jacket and quickly came to the surface where I was thrown a rope to pull myself to safety. So much fun overall.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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nadia b wrote a review Jul. 19
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Everything was fine until we got to a class 4 rapid that we had the option to skip. We were told that the worst that could happen was that we would tip over. Beyond how unpleasant it was to keep getting pushed downward by a really strong current (we felt like we were going to drown), the current then started pushing us against rocks. 3 people sustained notable injuries. I fractured my tailbone and it will ruin my summer. The other two sustained forehead and knee injuries, respectively. Had I been explicitly warned that there was a risk of injury, I would skipped this portion. I am certain that other people have had worse injuries than this, given the odds of 3 people getting hurt in 1 ride.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Thomas B wrote a review Jun. 2019
Pensacola, Florida3 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent the day rafting here. Great staff provided reservation details with driving instructions to find the camp. Professional guides were bilingual, making the trip exiting, fun safe. Quality equipment provided and the base camp is well maintained.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anonymous wrote a review Apr. 2019
Saint Jerome, Canada2 contributions6 helpful votes
My family and I went went on a rafting excursion and my father ended up in the hospital in a life threatening situation. At one of the rapids my father fell in the water and got squished between a rock and our raft. We pulled him up and realized that something was extremely wrong. We stopped at a little sandbar and we realized the seriousness of the situation. There were no emergency protocol to get my father at the hospital who had a lot of difficulty breathing. It took very long and could have been fatal for my father... ended up he had cracked ribs, a punctured lung, ecchymoses on his heart. To make a long story short, my father always followed the instructions given and he ended up in a terrible situation. It took much longer to get my father at the hospital since there was no protocol in place. I (his daughter) literally had to run everywhere to get things moving to get my father at the hospital. I STRONGLY recommend you think twice before doing the rafting excursion there as it was a horrifying experience for my family and I.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Thyme8 wrote a review Aug. 2018
United States184 contributions209 helpful votes
I have rafted many times around the world and no rafting company was as concerned about safety as Propulsion. They impressed our group of 10. The safety briefing on land was typical. But, once in the water, we all had to get out of the boat into the water and get pulled back in, as a practice. It allowed the guide to judge how comfortable we were in the water, and it allowed our fellow mates to practice hauling us back into the boat. Through the rough rapid sections, they had guides and safety personal available via kayak and on land with rope. Excellent and reassuring to see such protocols in place. We had a fantastic day on the river! A few notes: the lunch is wimpy. Ours was not what an american would call a BBQ lunch. It was pasta salad, watermelon, mixed nuts, water, and a fruit bread. It was fine, but not very hearty or filling. Two descents means you run the river twice. You start right at their headquarters and raft the river. At the end, a bus bring you back to HQ, where you have lunch. Then you raft the same route again with the same guide, and then bus back to HQ again. During the rafting experience, you can get out and "skip" the rough section, for those who aren't comfortable going through the biggest rapids. Some in our group did this. It's also important to note that there is a section where everyone must walk. The guides portage the boat and the paddlers walk on a trail through the woods. Consider that when deciding on footwear. Some in our group wishes they wore old sneakers, rather than thin-soled water shoes, due to the walk. You are not in the boat the whole time. These are rough rapids. Be sure all shoes are on tight and glasses are attached. Many people lost their shoes if their boat flipped. The water is very powerful, but super fun!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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