Caniapiscau is located at the end of the Trans-Taiga Road, at km
666. Here you are 745 km from the nearest town (Radisson).
This is the farthest you can get from a town on a road anywhere in
There is no town here, and NO SERVICES. The Caniapiscau reservoir and Duplanter
water overflow structures are here.
This is also the furthest north you can travel on a road in
eastern North America.
On the left side is the runway. Although topo map says it is no
longer used, in fact it is well maintained & used for charter
flights (mostly from Montreal, for outfitter's customers). Road
splits here. Right branch goes to the Caniapiscau dam (very
interesting place). Left branch goes to Air Saguenay base on Lac Pau
and then to the garbage dump for the area.
Outfitters located here:
- Explo-sylva Outfitter. (514) 254-6345, 1-800-267-9797. Website:
Open mid-June through mid-October (thaw period). No fuel.
- Leaf River Outfitters (418) 882-6210. Website:
Brisay is 84 km to the
east (no services there either).