Flatwater

Quetico Sept 23 - October 8th, 2017

I would like to explore Quetico
We are entering definitely from the Canadian site, either Beaver house or Stanton Bay.
Sites i would like to visit is pictographs on Quetico lake, Chatterton Falls and maybe Louisa Falls. And hopefully some historically sites where the fur traders and the loggers came by.
I have changed the difficulty rating to Intermediate, due to the remote places we are going. So experience in the outdoors is a definitely must. As it is working as a team is of high importance for this trip.
Trip is filling up with committed people. I realize it is still a long way away. But we need to start more detailed planning as a team.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quetico provincial park
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
before March 20, 2017 so that we can book and get reservation
Event Duration: 
4 days travelling - 10-12 days canoeing
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone who want to share my dream
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

still doing research, looking for ideas and/or suggestions

Required Items to Bring: 

canoe, tent, shovel, camera, good humour, smile

How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

carpooling to and from Atikokan

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
pay your portion or find a replacement
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy
Phone: 
not available

Canoe lake 150 for 150 - FULL

Maybe you have heard or read about it.
to celebrate 150 years Canada, on June 25th, we want to celebrate 150 canoes on Canoe Lake.
see facebook page150 for 150 or at http://www.150for150.com
I have a booked a site for 2 nights prior to this event
And want to make it a lazy, exploring fun weekend.
Who wants to join me.

This event is sold out

The Basics
Event Location: 
Alconquin park
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:05
Registration Cut Off: 
May 25, 2017
Event Duration: 
2 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone who wants to celebrate 150 years Canada
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

I have one site booked.- Teepee lake?
One little portage to Canoe lake
There are possibilities to book more sites or find a bigger site for now.
Anyone that is familar in Alconquin, your support is very much appreciated

Required Items to Bring: 

Tent, canoe, personal equipment.
more to come closer to date

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not available

Gibson and Severn River Loop

Join me on this 4 day, 3 night canoe adventure. The route takes us through a little bit of everything; cottage country and rough Canadian Shield wilderness areas in the Gravenhurst area. By signing up for this trip you also agree to the conditions in the WCA liability waiver. Please locate it on the WCA website under the Outings tab.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Gibson and Severn River, Gravenhurst Area
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Sept 23, 2016
Event Duration: 
4 days, 3 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members with overnight fall camping and canoeing experience capable of completing the route at a steady pace of 4-5kph, capable of one shot portages.
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Approx. 60 km total, multiple short portages and a few bush crashes of a few hundred meters each, a few cliffs and waterfalls, normal stuff.
Friday morning meet up at Nine Mile Marina Parking lot 10 AM. Paddle to a wilderness camp on the Gibson river.
Saturday; Down the Gibson River to Six Mile Lake. Camp in wilderness section of the river.
Sunday; Up the Severn River to a small lake off the beaten path.
Monday; Return to the marina
See me for maps and other details

Required Items to Bring: 

Overnight fall camping canoeing gear
Food, etc.
PFD and other safety gear
Canoe or partner
If you don't have a canoe or partner, we may be able to team you up with someone else.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

See me for details

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See me for details once you sign up

Carpool Info: 

Possible. See me for details once you sign up

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you are 100% sure
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

The Northwest Wilderness Quest by Ontario Parks

Update 2016.08.19
I have had an overwhelming show of interest in all of these trips - thank you. HOWEVER, I am getting only emails and phone calls from members and some non-members seeking to join the trip. This is a WCA trip and membership has it's privileges. PLEASE help me by signing-up on the website for the planning stage to show you are a member. Please email me too if there is more (wca members) in your group and which trip(s) you are interested in. I can only take 8 people maximum on each trip. I now have a waiting list started for Quetico. But it is in 2017 and no dates have been set so there maybe drop outs. A planning meeting is in the works to narrow down the dates and route.
Thank you to the everyone who has sent me some information on routes and trips.
The fine print - Everyone attending will have to agree with the WCA waiver of liability too.
Thank you Gary.

ORIGINAL POSTING
Who is interested in The Northwest Wilderness Quest by Ontario Parks?
See https://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest for complete information.
We have four year until October 15 2019 to do a canoe trip for three or more nights in Quetico, Wabakimi and Woodland Caribou Ontario provincial parks.

A few of us are interested in Quetico in 2017, that is as far as we have gotten. So if you are interested in getting in on the ground floor of the planning let me know asap.

If you cannot do all three let us know and we may have a spot for you on one or more trips.

If you have gone before us, please send me some details of your trip.

Thanks Gary

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quetico, Wabakimi and Woodland Caribou Ontario provincial parks
Date(s) & Time: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
October 15 2019
Event Duration: 
three one week or more canoe trips
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
all wca members
Maximum Group Size: 
6-8 people in 3-4 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people in one canoe
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

2016-2017 we are just starting to plan
2017 - Quetico
2018 - Wabakimi or Woodland Caribou
2019 - Woodland Caribou or Wabakimi

Required Items to Bring: 

tba

Recommended Items to Bring: 

tba

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

tba

Carpool Info: 

tba

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
once committed you are committed to all costs
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
gary james
Phone: 
416-512-669zero

Vixen Lake in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

TRIP FULL

To participate please register by contacting me either by phone or email. Then we will contact Ontario Parks for any additional person under our reservation number. An advanced reservation and camping fee is required for this park. The park has no permit office on-site. Reservations are done by phone or on-line and paid by credit card. The camping fee is $12.43 per night for one adult person. There is also a $9.74 reservation fee that we will split the cost on later when we have the total number of participants. When you register, I will give you the park back-country campsite number and reservation number so you can pay for your camping fee.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Long Lake Access Point in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:00
Registration Cut Off: 
TRIP FULL
Event Duration: 
TRIP FULL
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
TRIP FULL
Maximum Group Size: 
TRIP FULL
Minimum Group Size: 
1 person
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Duration date is Monday, September 12th at around 11:00 AM from Long Lake Access Point parking lot. Then paddle for about nearly 5 km on Long Lake, then portage 342m into Buzzard Lake, then paddle at just over 3 km onto the next portage for 207m into Vixen Lake where we will be camping for 3 nights on an island. Estimated time may vary between 3 and 5 hours depending on leisure stopovers.
Two days are an option to explore nearby Shark Lake with a 541m portage,or more adventurous three portages into Stoplog Lake. Maybe spend relaxing leisure time on the island campsite. Expect to return to the access point by the afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 15th

Required Items to Bring: 

warm clothing layers, sleeping bag, flashlight, your own food for three full days, utensils, reliable walking shoes, socks, raincoat & wear, drinking bottle(s), tent (depending if sharing), sleeping pad, toilet paper.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

camera, swimwear (if weather is still warm) towel, washing items, tealights, matches .

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Peterborough take Highway 28 north towards Bancroft for nearly 50 km, then turn left onto Long Lake Road for about 2 km to Access Point # 2 for overnight parking

Carpool Info: 

Arrangement is up to those who participant.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
none
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Lock 'n Paddle - National Canoe Day

On Sunday June 26 they want to see how many canoes fit in the Peterborough Lift Lock.
I like to participate in this fun event and paddle through the locks on the Trent
I am looking for partners to paddle with me, and for other people who are interested in this event.

The goal is to meet at Del Crary Park, 100 George Street, in Peterborough, at 10.30 AM
That we shuttle our cars
It is about a 35 minute paddle to the Lift Lock and we are supposed to be at the Lock at 13.00 (1 PM)

People that are interested in this fun event and are familiar with the area, please contact me and we can set up a more concrete plan
Starting/Meeting time can be adjusted -as we decide how many locks we are going to paddle, depending how long it takes to fill up the lock with all these canoes and how far we want to go after the lift lock to a following lock.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Peterborough Lift Lock
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday June 24, 2016
Event Duration: 
1 Day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Personal Floatation Device worn by each paddler.
Sound signalling device, buoyant heaving line, and bailer for each boat.
Due to safety concerns stand up paddle boards will not be permitted.
By participating in this event you agree to be photographed and/or filmed. We want to capture and share this event with the world and we hope you do too!

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Sunscreen, hat, camera
Smile

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
9057274876

Lake Superior Voyageaur Canoe Trip

We will be paddling in a 36' voyageur canoe from Agawa Bay up to Michipicoten Bay. This is a 6 day trip with an experienced guide. All meals will be supplied as part of the trip.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Agawa Bay to Michipicoten Bay on the East end of Lake Superior (Wawa)
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 16:00
Registration Cut Off: 
The trip is full.
Event Duration: 
6 Days paddling. Arrive 1 day early for pre-trip breifing.
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Trip is full
Maximum Group Size: 
13
Minimum Group Size: 
11
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will be arriving at Naturally Superior Adventures' Rock Island Lodge on Michipicoten Bay on Friday July 1st by 04:00 PM for a meet and greet and pre-trip briefing. We have booked the Lodge that evening for meals and accommodations for the group. We will be shuttled down to Agawa Bay for the put-in on Saturday the 2nd. We will then work our way back up the coast arriving at Rock Island Lodge on Thursday the 7th. We have meals and the lodge booked for that evening. We will head home on the Friday.

Required Items to Bring: 

All camping equipment including tents and sleeping bags etc.
Cutlery and dishes will be supplied but bring your favourite coffee mug.
PFDs and paddles will be supplied for those who do not bring their own.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

The Lake is very cold so the nights will be cool. Bring a good sleeping bag.
There is a very good chance of rain. GOOD rain gear is a must.
Sun screen is a must on sunny days out on the open lake.
This is bug country. Bug repellant is a good idea.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Go to Naturally Superior Adventures website for directions.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
This is a late sign up so we do not expect any cancellations.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bob Bonham
Phone: 
416-451-9755

Quetico

Hunter Island exploration of Quetico from West to East. I am planning to drive up from Toronto on the 3nd in order to get a start on the 5th. There is some flexibility on the start and finish. I have booked the entry point and will bring my own canoe. The itinerary does not have to be fixed as there are no marked campsites or portages in Quetico, although they are there. Winds are generally west to east. I have been going to Quetico for over thirty years and it beats all other wilderness parks in Ontario for solitude, fish and scenery that I know of. I am a relatively skilled outdoors person, but not a leader and would only look for partners and would look to collaborate.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quetico Park Lac La Croix Ranger Station
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:01
Registration Cut Off: 
July 29
Event Duration: 
14-16 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
experienced trippers
Maximum Group Size: 
6
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Putting in at Lac la Croix, planning to get a tow into McAree Lake entry point and head into the deep interior of the park and coming out at Dawson Trail. Moving every day with a layover day or two as required. There is no need for a fixed itinerary so it will be planned with the group. There will be fish. I do the portages in two goes usually, i.e. this is not a mad dash. Best to leave at dawn in Quetico as the lakes can get windy later in the day.

Required Items to Bring: 

The usual lightweight camping gear and food. I have everything for the group leftover from the days I took my kids, so can loan some items. Food I am dehydrating but you should bring your own or consult with me. I have all the bear bangers, ropes pulleys and such like.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Have a look at
Paddler's Guide to Quetico Provincial Park Paperback – Jun 1985
by Robert Beymer
best overall guidebook.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Fly into Thunder Bay or drive from Toronto (about 18 hours). Plan to start from Lac La Croix ranger station at noon or so. Possible to leave Toronto early am and make it by air on the 5th.

Carpool Info: 

We are travelling up with two in one car, could accomodate more, from Toronto. Transport is available from Thunder Bay airport by shuttle ($195) to put in point.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
easy as I don't have to pay for the group (beyond my deposit) until we show up.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Martti Paloheimo
Phone: 
416 882 1420

Grand River

This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers. We are now into the 12th year doing this and we’ve enjoyed perfect weather (most times), portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing. This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving water river and to socialize with other WCA’ers. The trip will start in south Cambridge where we will put in and then paddle to Paris. We will pass through scenic farm country, stop at a haunted mill, negotiate some easy grade one water, and stop for lunch along the way. Those interested are welcome to join us back at our house in Cambridge for some food, beverage, and social time.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River, Cambridge
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
519-620-8364

Turkey Time Social and Canoe trip

This year we will try a new place - Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost Center area.
Last year people expressed an interested in extending the social gathering one more day.
I have booked the Labour Day weekend, Friday September 2 to Monday September 5, 2016.
Sherborne Lake road Access Point
Group campsite # 18
It can hold 16 people. Then we look for an overflow site and organizer.
NEW - It can hold MANY tents.
Portages - from the car to the lake and back. From the shore to your tent and back.
Canoe across the lake to the sites and that is all the canoeing required. This site have been recommended.
Purpose - Once again the focus of the trip with be on gourmet food and the Turkey.
Membership has its privileges - please sign-up on line.
FEE - ONCE ADDED, YOU ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR SHARE OF THE PERMIT FEE.
More details will be sent to the participants.

By signing up for this trip, you agree to the WCA waiver of liability. It is found on the left dash board under Club Activites and Outings section.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Haliburton Highlands Water Trails - Frost Centre - Sherborne Lake
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
as soon as the first 16 members sign up. Then overflow.
Event Duration: 
3.5 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
all WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
2
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Once again the focus of the trip with be on socializing, gourmet food and the Turkey.
With the extra time, canoe around and explore the area working off the food.

Required Items to Bring: 

Gourmet food for the group Turkey dinner to be organized. (details to follow)
Standard standing camp and canoe gear. It is a luxury social gathering to relax.
All other meals for yourself.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

see above. Let me know if you need a list.
BRING YOUR I.C.E. INFORMATION TOO! ASK IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS IS (A TEST TO SEE IF YOU ARE READING ALL OF THIS.)

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

I can send a map if you need it.

Carpool Info: 

You are on your own to arrange.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
If we add you to the permit, we have paid for you and you pay us.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
gary james
Phone: 
416-512-669zero
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