About the option

Canoe Frosh will take you into the backcountry of Mauricie National Park for two days of paddling, camping, and fun times! Participants will canoe to and from capsites and hike to a waterfall, receiving an unforgettable introduction to the Quebec wilderness along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a newbie who’s up for the challenge, we promise you’ll make friends and memories you’ll keep for the rest of your university experience.

Packing List


  • Warm clothes: sweater, long pants etc.
  • Rain gear
  • Extra socks
  • Durable hiking shoes (sandals, flip-flops will let you down!)
  • Swimwear


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Water bottle
  • Utensils: plate/bowl/tupperware, fork, knife, spoon

Please think twice about bringing electronics, as this trip will involve large amounts of water!

2018 Coords

Andras Nemeth

Hello! I’m Andras, one of your Frosh Coords. I’m from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city often called the Paris of the Prairies by people who’ve never been to Paris. My experience at canoe frosh was the perfect start to my first year of university, and I’m beyond excited to be bringing the experience to a whole new group of Froshies that loves the outdoors as much as I do. See you on the water!



Omar Arafeh

Hey! My name’s Omar and I’m one of the Frosh Coords. I love the outdoors and I’m pumped to canoe in the backcountry! I’ll be a 4th year next Fall, I’m studying political science and economics, and our team is looking forward to taking you all on an awesome trip!



2018 Leaders

Elizabeth Stone

Hi, I’m Liz, one of the canoe frosh leaders, and I’m very excited for frosh to start! I’m from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and am going into my third year at McGill, studying geography. When not doing schoolwork, I enjoy canoeing, biking, hiking, skiing, running and climbing, which is something I’ve picked up recently. See you in August!!

Gabriel Aboutboul

Hello! My name is Gaby, and this will be my first experience as a frosh leader. I participated in Arts frosh as a froshee, and although I had a great time because I met so many incredible people, I finished with this lingering, ineffable feeling that something was missing from that experience. It’s been two years since that frosh, and I’ve learned a great deal about myself: I genuinely enjoy being out in nature; a drink here and there hits the spot; and, I appreciate connecting with people on a deeper level. So, when I learned about Outdoor frosh, it became abundantly clear that this would be the frosh for me. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Alexandra Lowell

I’m a U1 anthropology and environment double major from Saskatoon,SK. I love trekking through the great outdoors my foot, canoe, ski or bike. Just give me a backpack and some snazzy trail mix and I’m happy.





Natalie Auersperg

Hello friends, I’m Natalie! I’m super excited to meet you guys! We’re gonna have such an amazing time together!!! Ask me about my pug!