Flatwater

Lady Evelyn Loop with Gary and Heather Ataman

We will be paddling Lady Evelyn Lake and surrounding Temagami area. This trip is mostly flat water. There are some rugged portages and there might be some novice whitewater skills required if you want to by-pass some of the portages. This trip was rated as one of Kevin Callan's Top 50 canoe routes in Ontario.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lady Evelyn Lake and surrounding Temagami area
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
8/5/13
Event Duration: 
6-7 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with wilderness canoeing camping experience.
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

The plan is to drive up on Sunday morning (8/11/13) to Mowat Landing on the Montreal River. We will paddle a few hours on the first day.
For the next 4-5 full days we will paddle the surrounding area. I am hoping to explore the Lady Evelyn River area.
The last day we will paddle out a few hours and then drive back home with our new memories and tan.

Required Items to Bring: 

Wilderness canoeing and camping gear.
PFD and other safety gear
First Aid Kit
Money

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food
Camera
Suntan lotion, bug stuff, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See event coordinator

Carpool Info: 

0.22/km shared per car.

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

POSTPONED: Peterborough Lift Lock Social Paddle

*Due to lack of participants, postponed to a future date*

Have fun paddling the Peterborough Lift Lock, located on the Trent Canal in the city of Peterborough,
Ontario, Canada, and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, with a lift of 19.8 m.

For those not familiar with Lift Locks, you boat into a "tub" which is then lifted up, like an elevator.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Lift_Lock

Also paddle up Lock 20 (Ashburnham) which is a standard lock

The Basics
Event Location: 
Peterborough / Beavermead Beach
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:30
Event Duration: 
4 - 5 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
n/a
Maximum Group Size: 
n/a
Minimum Group Size: 
n/a
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

*Due to lack of participants, postponed to a future date*

Required Items to Bring: 

You need to purchase a pass at the first lock ($1.60 per foot) which will be good the rest of the day. They accept credit cards / cash

Recommended Items to Bring: 

*Due to lack of participants, postponed to a future date*

How to Get There
Event Directions: 
Carpool Info: 

*Due to lack of participants, postponed to a future date*

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Daniel Aufgang
Phone: 
416 897 7996

RAIN LAKE (ALGONQUIN ) JULY 22-27, INCLUSIVE

CAMP FIRST NIGHT, THE 22ND, AT THE JUMP-OFF SITE. NIGHTS 23-26 AT A SITE ON RAIN LAKE. COME FOR AS MANY NIGHTS AS YOU LIKE. MUST CHECK IN AT THE PARK OFFICE IN KEARNEY BY 6:OOPM ON JULY 22.

The Basics
Event Location: 
RAIN LAKE, NEAR KEARNEY
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 22, 2013 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
JULY 16, 2013
Event Duration: 
6 NIGHTS
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
ANYONE, INCLUDING PETS
Maximum Group Size: 
NINE PEOPLE
Minimum Group Size: 
TWO PEOPLE
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

PADDLE, HIKE (NEARBY TRAIL), SWIM, RELAX, READ, PHOTOGRAPH, ETC.

Required Items to Bring: 

BRING YOUR OWN CAMP GEAR, BOAT, FOOD, EQUIPMENT, ETC.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

HWY 11 TO EMSDALE, WHICH IS NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE. TAKE HWY 518 TO KEARNEY. THE PARK OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE KEARNEY COMMMUNITY CENTRE. AFTER LEAVING THE COMMUNITY CENTRE CONTINUE OF MONTIETH ROAD FOR HALF A KM. TURN LEFT JUST AFTER THE LIQUOR STORE, GO 1.6 KM AND TURN LEFT AGAIN.FOLLOW THIS ROAD (FIRST PAVED, THEN GRAVEL) FOR 24.5 KM TO THE RAIN LAKE ACCESS POINT.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SHARON HUTTON
Phone: 
519-855-9919 AFTER NOON EACH DAY. MY HUSBAND WORKS THE NIGHT SHIFT

FALL COLOURS-ROCK LK. (ALGONQUIN) SEPT. 22-26 INCLUSIVE. CAMPERS WANTED

I HAVE RESERVED A WATERFRONT SITE WITH BOAT ACCESS. THERE IS ROOM FOR 8 PEOPLE AND THREE TENTS. THERE IS PARKING FOR ONLY MY VEHICLE. OTHER VEHICLES WILL PARK IN A NEARBY PARKING LOT. EVERYONE WELCOME, INCLUDING PETS.

The Basics
Event Location: 
ROCK LAKE (ALGONQUIN]
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, September 22, 2013 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
SEPT.18
Event Duration: 
FIVE NIGHTS
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
EVERYONE
Maximum Group Size: 
9
Minimum Group Size: 
1
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

HIKE, PADDLE, BIKE (GREAT BIKE TRAIL), RELAX.

Required Items to Bring: 

BRING YOUR OWN CAMP GEAR, BOAT, FOOD, ETC. I HAVE AN EXTRA KAYAK, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO USE IT.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

SEE ONTARIO PARKS GUIDE OR WEBSITE

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SHARON HUTTON
Phone: 
519-855-9919 CALL AFTER NOON. MY HUSBAND WORKS THE NIGHT SHIFT.

CAMPGOUND CAMPERS NEEDED-ACHRAY(ALGONQUIN) JULY8-12 INCLUSIVE

I'VE BOOKED A WATERFRONT SITE. HAVE ROOM FOR 8 PEOPLE AND THREE TENTS. KIDS AND PETS WELCOME.

The Basics
Event Location: 
ACHRAY (ALGONQUIN)
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 11:00
Registration Cut Off: 
JULY 2ND
Event Duration: 
5 NIGHTS COME FOR ONE NIGHT OR FIVE NIGHTS
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
EVERYONE
Maximum Group Size: 
9 PEOPLE
Minimum Group Size: 
1
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

PADDLE, HIKE, RELAX

Required Items to Bring: 

BRING YOUR OWN BOAT, CAMPING GEAR, FOOD. I HAVE AN EXTRA KAYAK, IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO USE IT.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

SEE ONTARIO PARKS GUIDE OR WEBSITE

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SHARON HUTTON
Phone: 
519-855-9919 CALL AFTER NOON EACH DAY. MY HUSBAND WORKS THE NIGHT SHIFT.

CAMPGOUND CAMPERS WANTED

I HAVE RESERVED WATERFRONT SITES AT BONECHO MAY26-30 ACHRAY (ALGONQUIN) JULY 8-12 AND ROCK LAKE (ALGONQUIN) SEPT. 22-26. BON ECHO IS A WALK-IN SITE. THE OTHERS ARE DRIVE-IN. UP TO 8 CAMPERS ARE WANTED AND THREE TENTS PER SITE (TWO TENTS AT BON ECHO). CAMPERS WILL SHARE THE COST OF THE CAMPSITE. I BELIEVE ALL THE CAMPSITES ARE ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT. EVERYONE WELCOME, INCLUDING PETS.

The Basics
Event Location: 
THREE LOCATIONS
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 26, 2013 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
MAY 24TH FOR BON ECHO
Event Duration: 
FIVE NIGHTS
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
EVERYIBE
Maximum Group Size: 
9 PEOPLE PER SITE
Minimum Group Size: 
ONE
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

CHOICE OF HIKING, PADDLING, ETC. GREAT BIKE TRAIL AT ROCK LAKE (ALGONQUIN)

Required Items to Bring: 

BRING YOUR OWN BOAT, PADDLES, FOOD, CAMPING GEAR, ETC. I HAVE AN EXTRA KAYAK, IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO USE IT.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

SEE ONTARIO PARKS WEBSITE OR GUIDE.

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SHARON HUTTON
Phone: 
519-855-9919 after noon everyday

Canada Day Long weekend Paddle & Pow Wow on the French River (good for families and beginners)

Canada Day Long weekend Paddle & Pow Wow on the French River

Great trip for kids

The Basics
Event Location: 
Camp Petawachuan on the French River.
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 17:00
Registration Cut Off: 
05/28/2013
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone and everyone
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Friday, June 28th: Arrive & setup camp at Camp Petawachuan (see http://camppetawachuan.com/) on the French River . From the put-in to the camp is a few km paddle.

Costs are $30 per night per campsite, may get group discount if we get enough people. Other options are $70 a night for a 6 person tee-pee or $80 a night for a log cabin. There are toilets & showers at the site, and even a lodge.

Once settled, go on an evening paddle

Saturday, June 29th: Paddle to the pow-wow with some background given by Norman Dokis. While there will be vendors selling some food, was told it is sometimes limited so you should pack a lunch. For dinner there is a traditional feast with local game and food. (no charge) A short guided hike as well behind the Pow Wow grounds to explore medicinal/edible plants and cultural sites.

Sunday, June 30th: Paddle 10km to the 5 Finger rapids. (May not be able to canoe the rapid, but fun area to swim and play in. Later afternoon will have a nature walk with Norman Dokis discovering local traditional ecological knowledge and exploring local Survival Techniques.

Monday, July 1st: Depends on the water levels, will decide where to canoe and/or hike.

Required Items to Bring: 

Camping equipment, food etc

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug spray

How to Get There
Event Directions: 
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Daniel Aufgang
Phone: 
416 897 7996

French River Voyageur Channel

Great relaxed trip with only small liftovers. Bring your canoe or kayak and as much gear as you want! I will provide the group gear (kitchen stuff etc) as well as breakfasts and lunches. Participants will bring a dinner each to share. If you need a boat or paddling gear let me know. Cost will be $60 plus tax for park fees as well as parking and $40 each to cover the food. We will be carpooling from Waterloo so let us know if we can pick you up along the way. I will be bringing a canoe trailer. Please contribute gas money to your driver.

The Basics
Event Location: 
French River Voyageur Channel
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 08:05
Registration Cut Off: 
May 30th 2013
Event Duration: 
6 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All adults
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Look it up on myccr!

Required Items to Bring: 

Tent, sleeping stuff, clothes, toiletries, book, camera, paddling gear (if you have it), dinner and dessert ingredients for one night.
I will provide a complete kit list before hand to all participants.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Good conversation and fun laid-back personality.

How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

Gas to driver split by who is in their car.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Beth Jones
Phone: 
519-655-3155

Saugeen River

Saugeen River
From Walkerton to SouthHampton -
Not really flatwater or White water canoe trip
It has with high water levels - 1 or 2 level I, II rapids which are very easy and short on day one
lots of ripples and fun stuff.
I have done the river every year once or more times with people from all ages (3-65) and all levels of experience.
It is a fun rural river to learn and explore on.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Walkerton - SouthHampton
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
May 1, 2013 for booking of shuttle and /or rental of canoes - Otherwise May 12, 2013
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Saturday May 18, 2013
carpool or meet in Walkerton at 8.30 Am in lobies park
Shuttle to SouthHampton
Start river at about 11.30-12.00 depending on shuttle
some rapids on day 1 and easy to do
camp at crown land
Sunday may 19, 2013
easy river canoeing - lunch in Paisley - camping at Saugeen Bluffs Conservation area with lookout point and some hiking if people are intersted
Monday May 20, 2013
Canoeing to Denny;s Dam in SouthHampton
canoeing in Delta of the Saugeen, playing around in little rivers of Delta depending on water level
Explore and see if we can find the Bald Eagle nest again
Finishing at about 500 pm
load canoe, return gear if rented and drive home
dinner in Southhampton or near Teviotdale

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoes - can be rented too
Tents can be borrowed from me for a small user fee
Shuttle can be booked or organized depending on participants
menu /food to share - closer to date I will send out a suggestion list
open to ideas.
personal gear, including sleeping bags and mattress in waterproof bags,or barrel
pfd, whistle ,throw rope, bailer, extra paddle
closed toe shoes that can get wet - a must as river has lots of rocks on bottom and in case you need to walk in the river.
cooking gear

Recommended Items to Bring: 

camera
fishing gear - lots of people are always fishing - have never done it myself
just used sticks for the kids to hang in the water
car clothes to drive home

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

HW 9/ Hw 400
Follow Hw 9 - county road 109
Orangeville- Arthur - Teviotdale- Harriston - Walkerton
Meet at Lobies park to unload and then shuttle cars to SouthHampton at Denny's Dam Conservation area.
maps and more directions will be mailed out closer to the date.

Carpool Info: 

$0.25 per km to driver

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
If canoe, tent or shuttle is booked then payment in full is required by May 1, 2013. If for any reason you cancel, you will be responsible for these costs. or you need to find a replacement to go in your place.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
905-727-4876

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park - Explore with Gary Ataman

ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER EXPLORE ADVENTURE?
Join me, explore the hidden waterways of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. We will be travelling through classic Canadian Shield territory.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park (North of Norland)
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
4/25/2013
Event Duration: 
3 full days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Experienced people who are looking for an adventure off the beaten track
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

If you are looking for a exploration challenge then this outing is for you.

We will be exploring new and old canoe routes in Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park.

We will be canoeing lakes, ponds, rivers and bushwhacking hiking to find our way around the park. The goal of the outing is to find new routes through the park.
Our plan is to paddle ~15-20 km/5-6 hours a day. Participants should be prepared to perform one way portages across un-marked bushwhacking Canadian Shield terrain.

We explored a good section of the park last fall. Check it out. This is what you can expect on my outings.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151109084727335.443514.665707...

Required Items to Bring: 

One light weight canoe pack and wilderness camping gear to allow one carry portages.
Flat water canoe and camping gear
First Aid Kit
PFD, whistle, throw rope, bailer, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Camera
Food
Car clothes for drive home

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See event organizer

Carpool Info: 

Approximately $0.22/km split per carpool folks. Total $63.80/car

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you are sure you will make the event.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-683-3100 ext 1286
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