The Témiscamingue International Endurance Aventure Raid

Date of the next edition: 8-9-10 September 2023
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Registration is now open!

2023 trailer

First Raid Témiscamingue TV Show

Here is the TV show of the first Raid Témiscamingue which was organized during the pandemic period with a limited group of athletes with family teams who had the chance to test their health, their morale and their team spirit by discovering the fabulous wilderness of Témiscamingue.
An adventurer's paradise


Témiscamingue is a resource region characterized by its vast expanses of forest, farmlands, numerous lakes and rivers, diverse fauna, and the quality of its landscapes. The forestry industry, agriculture, vacation resorts, and nature-based recreational tourism activities have flourished thanks to the region’s rich natural resources. The territory is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of wide-open spaces!

Concept behind the Raid

In teams of two, participants will have three days to navigate by map and compass a course of more than 160 km while kayaking, biking, trekking, adventure swimming, and completing rope challenges!

The Raid international Témiscamingue will begin on Friday afternoon with a Youth Raid. The 25 youth teams will be paired with 25 adult teams to start the race.

The race will be supplemented by a variety of events, beginning with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday evening and ending with a festive banquet on Sunday. Four days of activities for an exceptional Témiscamienne experience. This event will be held in the heart of the Anishinaabe territory, making it a showcase for Indigenous culture thanks to a close partnership with local First Nations communities.

Distance Raid International Témiscamingue

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Walking-running on trails, in rivers and in the forest

Race or trek across a mix of on-trail and off-trail sections using a compass to guide you!

Orientering (marked and unmarked trail routes)

Competency with a map and compass is essential for a successful Raid Témiscamingue!

Mountain biking

Mountain biking offers access to the best panoramic views of the region, as long as you’re ready and willing to carry the bike on your shoulders!


Canoeing is a traditional and typically Canadian activity that is an absolute must for Endurance Aventure raids.

Témiscamingue is home to navigable lakes and rivers that seem to stretch forever…

Swimming in rivers or lake

That’s right, at Endurance Aventure, we like to get wet! Swimming, regardless of the water temperature, will be a key part of the Raid Témiscamingue!

Rope challenges (zip line, rappelling, slackline)

Participants will be amazed by the spectacular views—sometimes high, sometimes wide—as they tackle the rope challenges!

© SEPAQ – Parc Opemican

Many other surprises!

Raid Témiscamingue, a rugged course full of surprises!

Raid Témiscamingue takes place in a wonderful natural setting!

The Youth Raid

“New this year: The Youth Raid will offer local teens a unique sporting experience on their home turf. The 25 teams of two youth aged 13 to 17 will need to show resilience and push past their limits! A classroom campaign will be launched in schools across the area to encourage participants and volunteers to come forward and to promote healthy lifestyle habits. Not only will the teens be encouraged to prepare for and compete in the race, they’ll also be involved in the overall Raid as participants, volunteers or supporters.

Kathleen Bélanger-Julien, participant in last year’s Raid and native of Témiscamingue, will act as youth ambassador.

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Technical information




10 septembre
18H15 à 19H15
Ramassage des canots
Lieu: Marina de Ville-Marie
10 septembre
13h30 à 15h00
Inscription obligatoire
Remise des dossards
Lieu: Salle du RIFT
10 septembre
16H00 à 17H30
Cérémonie d'ouverture
Présentation des équipes. Remise des cartes.
Lieu : Salle du RIFT
11 septembre
Activation des balises
Lieu: Plage de la marina de Ville-Marie
11 septembre
Départ du Raid Témiscaminque
Lieu: Plage de la marina de Ville-Marie
11 septembre
Lumières culturelles sur Opémican
Voir le lien de la programation pour plus de détails
11 septembre
Cérémonie de fermeture
Lieu: Point Opémican du Parc National d'Opémican
11 septembre
13h00 à 20h00
Après-midi au Parc Opémican
-Kiosques d'agrotransformateurs et fournisseurs de service plein air
-Kiosques d'artisans anishnabes de Kebaowek er Wolf Lake First Nation
-Zone plein air (Coop de l'Arrière-pays)
-Zone Movens
-Zone saines habitudes de vie (CISSSAT)
-Exposition temporaire de la Biennale internationale d'art miniature et atelier pour les enfants
-Performance de drummeuses de Kebaowek First Nation
11 septembre
Conte "Coeur à bois" de l'auteur Frédéric Fournier
-Lieu: Près de la plage, en face du Centre de service
11 septembre
Pays des pick-up
Spectacle d'Alex Pic
12 septembre
Jour de reprise ou retour à la maison!

Support team

Role of assistants:

Required equipment

Compulsory equipment per person for the bicycle section

Les places à rabais sont limitées à 3 équipes.

Participants who reside in Témiscamingue get a 50% discount. Contact Endurance Aventure for details. Discounted places are limited to 3 teams.

Only 50 places available, that is 25 teams of 2 riders! So register quickly…

Registration includes

Refund policy

Required equipment

At all times

Mandatory equipment per person at all times (from start to finish)


Mandatory equipment for the canoe section


Compulsory equipment per person for the bicycle section

In the air!

Mandatory equipment for the ropes section

A little extra!

Recommended equipment

Many unexpected things can happen during a Raid, so we recommend the following articles:

Témiscamingue awaits you on September 11, 2021!

Témiscamingue, an outdoor adventurer’s paradise!

The organization

“The Raid Témiscamingue is a collective project organized by the Société de développement du Témiscamingue and the MRC du Témiscamingue in collaboration with the Endurance Aventure team. The project already brings together some twenty partners who work together to make it an exceptional and inclusive event in the Temiscamingue region.

Contact us to join as a partner in this daring race in an exceptional territory!

Finally, what links all the links in this great project is, of course, passion! Passion for sports, for the outdoors, for adventure and strong emotions.

Presented by

In collaboration with

Partner municipalities


A Raid requires careful preparation and raises many questions. Here are some answers!

Do I need an assistant?

Yes, each team must have at least one assistant with a vehicle to transport equipment between transitions.

Can I have more than one assistant?

Yes, it’s strongly recommended, not to mention much more pleasant for the assistant!

Is the canoe provided by the organization?

Is the canoe provided by the organization?

When will we receive the course maps?

You will receive the maps and roadbooks at the same time as your race number at registration.

Can we wear a smart watch?

No, only regular watches are accepted as GPS devices are not allowed.

Is GPS allowed?

No, GPS is not allowed.

What is the assistant’s role?

The assistant prepares the race equipment, transports the equipment between transition points (canoeing, biking, etc.). They can give advice on race strategies.

Raid Témiscamingue takes place in a wonderful natural setting

Push yourself and cross the finish line as a united team.

The Raid International Témiscamingue is a 150-km race in the wilderness that combines swimming, mountain biking, running, canoeing and, of course, other surprise rope activities. Navigation is by map and compass only!

The course

Participants must reach various checkpoints located in the region’s most spectacular sites.

The challenges

Running, trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and climbing will be the travel modes through this pristine, wilderness environment.

The athletes

The Raid is completed in teams of two. Participants will navigate the course as a duo and will have to dig deep and tap all their strength to achieve this extraordinary feat.

Video summary of the first Raid Aventure Témiscamingue 2021

Thank you to all our partners of the 2021 edition

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