Flatwater

Duffins Creek Ajax Explore

Come join me paddle Duffins Creek Ajax
The creek's headwaters start in the Oak Ridges Moraine located in Oxbridge flows all the way down to Lake Ontario in Ajax.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rotary Park Ajax
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
6/23/2017
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members and guest with solo or tandem canoes and kayaks
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

9:30 AM arrive and prepare your boat
10 AM Start and paddle around the marsh and look at wildlife. If Lake Ontario is calm we can do a short shore paddle explore. If not paddle up the creek and explore.
Noon time; We will find a nice place to stop and have a creek side lunch around noon time
1-2 PM return to Rotary Park Put In

Required Items to Bring: 

Flat water canoe or kayak and safety gear you and your partner need

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Lunch and water

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Coordinates N43.818316, W79.033838
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B049'05.9%22N+79%C2%B002'01.8%22W/@43.818316,-79.0360213,467m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.818316!4d-79.033838

Carpool Info: 

No Carpool

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you plan to attend
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

MomenTO by Canoe: Celebrating the Humber - part 2 - looking for Volunteers

MomenTO by Canoe
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=106b20d53d8eb510...
In partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), celebration events will be hosted at Toronto’s two major rivers with national designations: the Rouge and the Humber rivers. Come and experience the natural beauty of these ancient watersheds, and learn about their human history stretching back thousands of years. Both events will offer the public a unique opportunity to paddle the rivers in a canoe, for free. Come to be inspired by the past and appreciate a new the natural wonders of Toronto’s nationally significant rivers.
Check back in June for more details!

MomenTO by Canoe: Celebrating the Humber
Etienne Brule Park
September 10, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm
As part of a national campaign to promote Canada’s Heritage Rivers, TRCA and the Canadian Heritage River System, in partnership with the City of Toronto will host this free full day event at Etienne Brule Park. Celebrate its history, enjoy a day full of activities, and safely paddle the Humber River with boating equipment and safety professionals on site.
This Celebrating the Humber event will also offer a wide range of free activities including fun family games and activities, live entertainment and nature and heritage hikes and community information stations.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Etienne Brule Park - Humber River
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
first 6 WCA members to sign up
Event Duration: 
one full day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
we would like 6 volunteers
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

The TRCA has asked the WCA to assist in this event. They are looking for 6 volunteers to help.
From Cameron Richardson of the TRCA.
"I would love to have members from WCA out to help out with the Rouge event on August 20 and the Humber event on September 10 if possible. We would be looking for WCA members to be on the water in boats to provide paddling instruction to participants that need it, general safety to ensure all participants are safe on the water, and even provide some cultural and nature interpretation if comfortable. "
Gary's Notes:
No VSS check is required for this event.
1) I need you to confirm with me. Please sign-up here on line here.
I will send your information to Cameron Richardson of the TRCA.
He will register you on the TRCA Volunteer Hub website and send you a link.
2) You need to do the AODA training (The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) which is a 20 minute video with Q& A's. If you have done it before for Paddle the Don or otherwise let me know the details. If not and take it through the TRCA Hub page it will be recorded and you do not have to do it again.
3) sign the usual TRCA waiver for the event.
4) some cheat sheets hopefully will be provided for the cultural and nature interpretation if comfortable.

Required Items to Bring: 

You must provide your own canoe or kayak and safety gear. Plus gear to enjoy a day trip on the Humber River.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Dress for the weather.
Camera
Food and water. Unlike the Paddle the Don budget there is no lunch provided. Food vender will be invited, but not confirmed.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=106b20d53d8eb510...
Google the Humber River Beach Park and or Etienne Brule Parkhttp://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/10/index.htm

Carpool Info: 

none

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
If you volunteer to help - please do not.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
decline

Momento by Canoe: Celebrating the Rouge - part 1- looking for Volunteers

MomenTO by Canoe

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=106b20d53d8eb510...

In partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), celebration events will be hosted at Toronto’s two major rivers with national designations: the Rouge and the Humber rivers. Come and experience the natural beauty of these ancient watersheds, and learn about their human history stretching back thousands of years. Both events will offer the public a unique opportunity to paddle the rivers in a canoe, for free. Come to be inspired by the past and appreciate a new the natural wonders of Toronto’s nationally significant rivers.
Check back in June for more details!

Momento by Canoe: Celebrating the Rouge
Rouge Beach Park
August 20, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm
This free paddling event at Rouge National Urban Park will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with opportunities to paddle and learn about the unique history of the largest national urban park in Canada. Boating equipment and safety professionals will be on site to guide your paddling experience.
Rouge River Park provides an incredible opportunity for inexperienced paddlers to learn how to paddle a canoe in slow moving water and beautiful surroundings.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rouge Beach Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
first 6 WCA members
Event Duration: 
one day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
no maximum
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

The TRCA has asked the WCA to assist in this event. They are looking for 6 volunteers to help.

From Cameron Richardson of the TRCA.
"I would love to have members from WCA out to help out with the Rouge event on August 20 and the Humber event on September 10 if possible. We would be looking for WCA members to be on the water in boats to provide paddling instruction to participants that need it, general safety to ensure all participants are safe on the water, and even provide some cultural and nature interpretation if comfortable. "

Gary's Notes:
No VSS check is required for this event.
1) I need you to confirm with me. Please sign-up here on line here.
I will send your information to Cameron Richardson of the TRCA.
He will register you on the TRCA Volunteer Hub website and send you a link.
2) You need to do the AODA training (The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) which is a 20 minute video with Q& A's. If you have done it before for Paddle the Don or otherwise let me know the details. If not and take it through the TRCA Hub page it will be recorded and you do not have to do it again.
3) sign the usual TRCA waiver for the event.
4) some cheat sheets hopefully will be provided for the cultural and nature interpretation if comfortable.

Required Items to Bring: 

You must provide your own canoe or kayak and safety gear. Plus gear to enjoy a day trip on the Rouge River.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Dress for the weather.
Camera
Food and water. Unlike the Paddle the Don budget there is no lunch provided. Food vender will be invited, but not confirmed.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=106b20d53d8eb510...

Google the Rouge River Beach Park and or http://www.rougepark.com/explore/interest/rouge_beach.php

Call me if you need more. I will also update if anything changes

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
If you volunteer to help - please do not.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
decline

Photographing French River

6 day canoe trip starting and ending where Highway 69 crosses the French River. This trip is intended for enthusiastic photographers who will bring their interchangeable lens camera to capture stunning photos and videos of Canada's First Heritage River. Basic route is a figure 8 around Merranger's Island and French River Island - including a bit of paddling along the shore of Georgian Bay.

The Basics
Event Location: 
French River
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 13:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 16, 2017
Event Duration: 
5 nights, 6 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA Members
Maximum Group Size: 
4 people (2 boats)
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people (1 boat)
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

July 17 - Launch Canoes at French River Supply Post. Camp near Ox Bay
July 18 - Camp near Dallas Rapids
July 19 - Camp at one of 5 campsites on the shores of Georgian Bay
July 20 - Camp near "The Elbow"
July 21 - Camp near Ox Bay
July 22 - Land Canoes at French River Supply Post

About 4 portages totalling about 500 meters

Required Items to Bring: 

You must bring or rent a canoe and all camping equipment. There might be opportunity to share some camping items.

Interchangeable Lens Camera and any other photography equipment that you care to portage and carry in your canoe.

Breakfasts and Dinners will be communal as per consensus assignment. Lunches and Snacks are your own responsibility.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Sunscreen, brimmed hat, rain gear, dry bags, bug spray, etc...

Canoe tripping checklist available on request.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Google maps from your home to French River Supply Post will get you there. The intent is to start paddling after lunch on Monday July 17.

Carpool Info: 

Participants are encouraged to car pool to reduce the cost of parking at French River Supply Post.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
To be discussed with participants
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Ron Mantay
Phone: 
Prefer email for first contact

Exploring Northwest Algonquin

6 day canoe trip loop starting and ending at Kiosk in Northwest Algonquin Park.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Northwest Algonquin Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 23, 2017
Event Duration: 
5 nights, 6 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
8 people or 4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people, in one boat!
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

July 24 - camping on Kioshkokwi
July 25 - Mouse Lake
July 26 - Erables
July 27 - Three-Mile
July 28 - Manitou
July 29 paddling back to Kiosk

15 portages totalling 14,880m

Required Items to Bring: 

own canoe, camping equipment although some gear can be shared

Breakfasts and Dinners will be communal, as per assignment, lunches are your own responsibility

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Sunscreen, a hat and bug spray!!!
Further item list available upon request...

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Google maps from your home to Kiosk will tell you how...

Carpool Info: 

Participants will be encouraged to carpool

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Cynthia Sherwood
Phone: 
prefer email for first contact

Grand River

Date: June 17th, 2017

This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers. We are now into the 13th 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.

Contact: Doug Ashton 519-620-8364 doug.ashton@rogers.com

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
06/10/2017
Event Duration: 
8 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA Members
Maximum Group Size: 
12 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
519-620-8364

Minesing Swamp/Wetlands - CLOSED NOW

Gary James and I will organize this.
It is about a 4-5 hour paddle with probably no chance to get out to go to bathroom, depending on the waterlevel
I did it only once, and i loved the fact we paddled through the Forest and the corn field.
Had a great time
THE BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR IS THAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT ONLINE BEFORE YOU GO - SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION UNDERNEATH
So i'm in charge, but I am depending on Gary James to help me
PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE!!!!!!

The Basics
Event Location: 
Mineesing Swamp
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1st, 2017
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA Members
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

http://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/mtree/conservation-authorit...

http://www.nvca.on.ca/Pages/MinesingWetlands.aspx

Parking Fees- NO CASH OR CC PAYMENT ON SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funds raised from parking fees help NVCA and our volunteer groups with ongoing maintenance and restoration of our conservation areas.
Daily Parking
Visitors to NVCA-operated conservation areas are required to purchase a daily parking pass.
• Daily Parking – $6.50 per vehicle
Payment Options
• Pay on-site with your smartphone or cellphone through MacKay Meters (look for signs in parking lots). Use the app or call toll free 1-844-334-7078.
• Pre-pay at home on your computer (mackaypay.com) or phone (1-844-334-7078 toll free). You may require a zone number when you make your payment.
o Tiffin - Zone 3011
o Fort Willow - Zone 3012
o Nottawasaga Bluffs - Zone 3013
o Petun - Zone 3014
o Glencairn - Zone 3015
o Minesing Canoe Corral - Zone 3016
o Minesing Lookout - Zone 3017
o Mayers Marsh - Zone 3018
• Pre-purchase a pass from the NVCA offices, located at the Tiffin Conservation Area, 8195 8th Line, Utopia (open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Enforcement
• Parking is enforced during conservation area hours of operation, dawn to dusk, daily.
Paddling Safety Equipment
Whether you're travelling by canoe or kayak, we recommend carrying some extra paddling safety equipment along with the mandatory marine safety equipment required by Transport Canada.

Required Items to Bring: 

Patience, Smile, Lunch
Spare paddle - knife - towline - extra rope - First Aid kit -

Recommended Items to Bring: 

boots and/or rain gear
GPS - compass

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Unloading and starting at Willow Creek at hw 28 at 9.00 AM

and Paddling till Edenvale at Hw 26
shuttle between those 2 is about 7 km

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not giving this out

Quetico Sept 23 - October 9th, 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.
Agnes Lake, Man Chain, Falls chain due to their Historical value are also high on the list
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 - 2 days rest or in case of emergency
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
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