Did a loop last season from Val-d'Or up the east side of 396 through Matagami back down the west to Amos the trail was mint/FAST! with the exception of 15-20mi on 396 north of Amos where the trail runs a power line and they were replacing poles.
Pretty much apples to apples IMO. I prefer Draver since I've became friends with some of the staff. (Bartenders) 😊. And also a full breakfast is included with lodging.
The wood runner trail system is actually north of Maniwaki.