I have never done. Its got a fair number of portages for sure!
There is a map available at Le Domaine and you can view a TR here.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/louis.verrette/verendry.html#chococouane. Google translator seems to get the flavor of the writing if not the exact words.
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Algonquin is not all deranged crowded. See Jeff Mc Murtries map. Take routes with black portages.
The real issue that neither is within the OPs parameters.
Le Domaine at La V is 4.5 hours north of Montreal. Algonquin the same.
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