It’s the last week of the adventure: Caroline is now on the south shore of the Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence) and heading resolutely toward the finish line! Come and congratulate her on her impressive feat on Saturday, June 16, starting at 11 a.m., at the Station F-MR, in Montréal.

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Caroline started the week by visiting the homes of the future at Hydro-Québec’s energy technology laboratory in Shawinigan. She learned a little more about the energy revolution and the many challenges of the technological changes that are transforming the ways we use and generate electricity. Every day, Caroline has to adjust her strategy to deal with new challenges of the terrain and keep forging ahead. That’s just what our teams do on a daily basis to keep the company moving ahead and, especially, to imagine its future.

After visiting the homes of the future, Caroline set off again, walking westward, leaving Mauricie and entering Lanaudière. Although the summer weather is here now, walking along power line rights-of-way isn’t necessarily easy, what with the blackflies , marshy areas and heat. Hiking with a backpack over flat terrain requires a different type of effort.

The challenges are different every day. Sometimes I expect it to be easy, and I wind up facing hurdles or challenges. Being close to Montréal and going through all the towns that are waking up, yet being a bit apart from them, is a very special experience, especially since I know I’ll be seeing my friends and family soon.

Natashquan Montréal

As the landscape changes, so do her accommodations. Nearer to towns, wilderness campsites are harder to find. Fortunately, farmers let Caroline pitch her tent on their land. In this last week of her adventure, the sounds of the boreal forest have given way to roosters crowing!

After several days of walking, our intrepid traveler saw the Saint-Laurent again for the first time since she was in the Côte-Nord region. It was a sight for sore eyes that brought with it a new challenge: kayaking across the river . Expedition leader Samuel Ostiguy asked a friend of his, expert kayaking guide Patrick Arsenault, to accompany Caroline. Once again, safety was not left to chance. After confirming the seaway shipping timetable with the Coast Guard, they set out onto the very windy river.

From Sorel-Tracy, at the foot of the tallest tower in Québec (198 m) , where the now-dismantled Tracy generating station once stood, Caroline went to Varennes to visit Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) , where she received a warm welcome from the employees.

Caroline will leave from Varennes substation on the last leg of the expedition Saturday: it will be a marathon that takes her to Montréal and the finish line of her incredible 2,000-km expedition. Her exploit will remain imprinted in our memories, something we can all be proud of.


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  • June 10 – Saint-Norbert – Walking along the right-of-way is still a challenge, even without snow.
  • June 10 – Saint-Norbert – Québec is huge with a wide variety of landscapes.
  • June 11 – Saint-Norbert – Walking over farmland means running into tractors of all ages.
  • June 11 – Saint-Norbert – The sounds of the boreal forest have given way to those of the farmyard.
  • June 12 – Lanoraie – Caroline starts to cross the Saint-Laurent.
  • June 12 – Sorel-Tracy – After paddling for 30 minutes, Caroline steps ashore at Sorel-Tracy.
  • June 12 – Sorel-Tracy – Hydro-Québec’s tallest tower, seen from the banks of the Saint-Laurent.
  • June 13 – Varennes – Caroline on her way to IREQ.
  • June 13 – Varennes – Caroline on her way to IREQ.