About us

George River Lodge was founded in 1965, by M. Henri Culos. At the time, the company only counted a few basic camp sites on the George River. In 1985, the Paquet brothers (Jean and Pierre) acquired the organization and ensured its continuous development throughout the years making of Norpaq Adventures a world renowned outfitter. During the past decades, the lodge was rebuilt and expanded, facilities renovated and the equipments modernized in order to provide an unparalleled service and experience. In 2014, Norpaq entered its third generation of shareholders and continues to provide unique fishing adventures in Northern Quebec.

Our Mission

NORPAQ Adventures owns two permits delivered by the Government of Quebec to operate an outfitting business in Northern Quebec. Norpaq will do all the necessary efforts to accomplish its obligations as an outfitter in the full respect of the Quebec laws on fishing, hunting and environmental protection and also of the code of ethics regulating fishing and hunting activities.

Norpaq also owns an operation certificate delivered by Transport Canada and an interior licence delivered by the Canadian Transportation Agency to operate its own bush plan company : Nordplus Aviation. Nordplus is licenced to operate DHC-3 Otters, DHC-2 Beavers and Cessnas, guaranteeing NORPAQ’s clientele a first class service and total flexibility.

NORPAQ Adventures will not base its performance on a statistic or on any guaranty. Our goal is to make sure that your experience will be one you will cherish for a long time, remembering that, with us, you were treated like a person not a statistic.

Jean, Pierre, Samuel & Mathieu Paquet

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Testimonials

  • The fishing was in general spectacular and truly exceeded my expectations. I would describe the catch as 300 brookies, averaging over 2 pds, my largest being a 5-pounder. The food was very good and plentiful and the noon meal of brook trout on the river was awesome. A BIG thanks for some wonderful memories.

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    • Ronald P. Alie
    • Deerfield, NH
  • Martin is very good at what he does. He is a terrific guide and human being. Excellent man.

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    • Michael Nettles
    • Cleveland, OH
  • Tom was a wonderful guide. The Camps were extremely clean and comfortable and the white water rafting trip was just great. Thank you Pierre and Christine for your wonderful hospitality.

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    • Tom & Celine Jannarone
    • New Gloucester, ME
  • Martin is more than a guide; he is a companion and a friend for Helen and myself.

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    • Marc-André Lavoie
    • Montréal, QC
  • The best and the most professional man I have ever had the pleasure to meet (Henry). All 3 guides were excellent and hard workers.

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    • Cameron Kirkpatrick
    • Alton, NH
  • Thank you all for a great time. I will cherish the memories forever. Our guide was absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work and best of luck for the coming years. I would love to do this again sometime.

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    • Keith Lavey
    • Washington, DC
  • Melvin is a great salmon guide. He is also the finest river man I have ever seen.

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    • Gunter Koch
    • Germany
  • I have fished for salmon all over the world but for the past consecutive 30 years, I have always been drawn back by the magic of the River.

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    • Dick Kondak
    • NJ
  • …I thought once again that for a fisherman to see such sights as I had seen might indeed be close to a mystical experience.

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    • Howard Frank Mosher
    • The New York Times magazine
      The Sophisticated Traveler
  • In the north, big trout are old trout. We have something very special here; we want to keep it that way.

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    • Jean Paquet
    • Field & Stream
      Big brookies in a River
      you can wade
  • There are many fond memories that I shall always treasure.

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    • William Priest
    • 40 fishing weeks
      on the George River
  • Personality and enthusiasm of all NORPAQ employees was outstanding from start to finish.

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    • David Broad
    • Bangor, PA
  • I had a wonderful trip: the logistics, travel arrangements and flights, camp accommodations and food were very good…surpassed my previous experiences with brook trout on a fly rod!

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    • Irving W. Boucher
    • Essex Junction, VT
  • Thank you so much for your efficiency and planning. It was a picture perfect from every aspect. It’s not too often that teenagers marvel at the world and admire its people. But after this trip, they truly believe that Canada is a great and fantastic miracle from god.

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    • Gina Kerwin
    •  
  • Once again thank you so much for a great adventure. We will be back.

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    • David W. Aigler
    • PA
  • In 12 days of fishing, I raised 37 salmon, and landed 20 of them.

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    • Jerome Farnsworth
    • MA
  • I had a fantastic time and caught more Atlantic salmon in a few days on the George River than I have caught in any 5 year period.

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    • Dave Morton
    • ME
  • All the members of the group stated that fishing was outstanding and the best that anyone of us had ever experienced.

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    • Doug Kettle
    • ON
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  • The fishing was in general spectacular and truly exceeded my expectations. I would describe the catch as 300 brookies, averaging over 2 pds, my largest being a 5-pounder. The food was very good and plentiful and the noon meal of brook trout on the river was awesome. A BIG thanks for some wonderful memories.

    Author image
    • Ronald P. Alie
    • Deerfield, NH
  • Martin is very good at what he does. He is a terrific guide and human being. Excellent man.

    Author image
    • Michael Nettles
    • Cleveland, OH
  • Tom was a wonderful guide. The Camps were extremely clean and comfortable and the white water rafting trip was just great. Thank you Pierre and Christine for your wonderful hospitality.

    Author image
    • Tom & Celine Jannarone
    • New Gloucester, ME
  • Martin is more than a guide; he is a companion and a friend for Helen and myself.

    Author image
    • Marc-André Lavoie
    • Montréal, QC
  • The best and the most professional man I have ever had the pleasure to meet (Henry). All 3 guides were excellent and hard workers.

    Author image
    • Cameron Kirkpatrick
    • Alton, NH
  • Thank you all for a great time. I will cherish the memories forever. Our guide was absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work and best of luck for the coming years. I would love to do this again sometime.

    Author image
    • Keith Lavey
    • Washington, DC
  • Melvin is a great salmon guide. He is also the finest river man I have ever seen.

    Author image
    • Gunter Koch
    • Germany
  • I have fished for salmon all over the world but for the past consecutive 30 years, I have always been drawn back by the magic of the George River.

    Author image
    • Dick Kondak
    • NJ
  • …I thought once again that for a fisherman to see such sights as I had seen might indeed be close to a mystical experience.

    Author image
    • Howard Frank Mosher
    • The New York Times magazine
      The Sophisticated Traveler
  • In the north, big trout are old trout. We have something very special here; we want to keep it that way.

    Author image
    • Jean Paquet
    • Field & Stream
      Big brookies in a River
      you can wade
  • There are many fond memories that I shall always treasure.

    Author image
    • William Priest
    • 40 fishing weeks
      on the George River
  • Personality and enthusiasm of all NORPAQ employees was outstanding from start to finish.

    Author image
    • David Broad
    • Bangor, PA
  • I had a wonderful trip: the logistics, travel arrangements and flights, camp accommodations and food were very good…surpassed my previous experiences with brook trout on a fly rod!

    Author image
    • Irving W. Boucher
    • Essex Junction, VT
  • Thank you so much for your efficiency and planning. It was a picture perfect from every aspect. It’s not too often that teenagers marvel at the world and admire its people. But after this trip, they truly believe that Canada is a great and fantastic miracle from god.

    Author image
    • Gina Kerwin
    •  
  • Once again thank you so much for a great adventure. We will be back.

    Author image
    • David W. Aigler
    • PA
  • In 12 days of fishing, I raised 37 salmon, and landed 20 of them.

    Author image
    • Jerome Farnsworth
    • MA
  • I had a fantastic time and caught more Atlantic salmon in a few days on the George River than I have caught in any 5 year period.

    Author image
    • Dave Morton
    • ME
  • All the members of the group stated that fishing was outstanding and the best that anyone of us had ever experienced.

    Author image
    • Doug Kettle
    • ON
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