Whitewater

Lower madawaska River Wine & Cheese paddle THIS EVENT NOW FULL

EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED May 16-18th LOWER MADAWASKA RIVER Larry Durst, 905- 415-1152 or ldurst@rogers.com . Join us for the annual spring paddle/wine and cheese party and find out first hand why mostly sane, reasonably intelligent and somewhat mature persons subject themselves to the vicissitudes of spring canoe camping. We paddle from above Aumonds Bay to the take out at Griffith, a distance of only 28 km. The pace is leisurely with only the Sunday being a full day of paddling and most of that spent on the Snake Rapids section of the river. Lots of time to play, chat and nibble! Rapids will range from Grade 1 to 4 and there are a couple of short portages around falls. Water levels are likely to be quite high and cold. In the past we have had sun, rain, hail and snow…all on the same day, so participants will need to dress and pack appropriately. Suitable for intermediate level paddlers. Limit six boats. Book early as this trip usually “sells out”. ☺

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lower Madawaska
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
EVENT IS FULL - NO MORE BOOKINGS
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
see description
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

see description

Required Items to Bring: 

to be discussed

Recommended Items to Bring: 

to be discussed

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

to be discussed

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Larry Durst
Phone: 
905-415-1152

Agawa River - October 3 - 10th, 2014

October 3 - Arrive in Sault St Marie - approximately 7-8 hour drive
October 4 - load gear by 8.00 am - arrive LSPP and get camping permits - Be in Frater no later than 12.30 pm
Arrive at mile 116.5
October 7th - campsite 1 km below Agawa Falls - as this is the Super moon evening
October 8th lunar eclipse from 0600- 07.00
October 9th paddle out, if calm along Lake Superior to Agawa Bay

Jeff Mc Coll has been planning this trip for quite some time. we had several cancellations and at this point I am without a partner.
Experienced white water trippers only at this moment
more info can be send, once you joined the group

Trip is depending on water levels on the river due to some possible rainfalls this week.
please contact me if you are interested to join
LIMITED PLACES LEFT AT THIS MOMENT - FAST RESPONSE IS NEEDED

Emmy Hendrickx

The Basics
Event Location: 
AGAWA RIVER - SAULT ST MARIE
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Event Duration: 
7 DAYS
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

it could get cold at night and required gear is required

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
41657348763

Lower Madawaska River near Quadeville, ON (last chance)

This will be the third and last day trip for this year before the water level normally begins to decline. The total time normally averages about 6 to 8 hours including the shuttle time duration. A total of 8 rapids after an hour of flatwater paddling.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quadeville, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Sat. August 2nd by 10:00PM
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone familiar with whitewater paddling
Maximum Group Size: 
10 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meeting location will be at the entrance to Madawaska Canoe Rentals or at the chip stand corner intersection in downtown Quadeville (a few metres apart) on Sunday, August 3rd at 9:00 AM. We will go to Almond`s Bay put-in afterwards.

Required Items to Bring: 

Wearing a helmet and a reliable PFD are compulsory. Paddles, throwrope, airbags and bailers for canoes, shirts for enclosed kayaks, your own lunch, drinking bottle, good footwear, drybag.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

comfortable wearing, sunscreen waterproof camera or other waterproof items, change of clothes after trip.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Hwy 115 north from 401 to Peterborough, east on Hwy 7 shortly, left on Hwy 28 to Bancroft and beyond, continue on Cty Rd 514 beyond Hardwood Lake, at stop sign turn right to Quadeville on Cty Rd 515 or turn left to camp at Jessop or Paddler Co-Op campground beyond Palmer Rapids.

Carpool Info: 

Our shuttle begins at Almond`s Bay put-in to drop off one or more vehicles at Buck Bay take-out before returning to Almond`s Bay for boat launching.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Chiniguchi/Sturgeon River Loop with Gary & Heather Ataman

This trip is a combination of Sudbury's Chiniguchi region which resembles Killarney's white quartzite mountains and turquoise lakes, and Temagami's Sturgeon River which is characterized as the big sister to the Spanish River for its continous CI (mostly) to CII (some) rapids.

If you are looking for a beginner whitewater trip then this trip is for you.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Temagami
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
6/30/14
Event Duration: 
7-8 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Folks with back country flat and CII whitewater canoeing experience
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Starting at Matagamasi Lake we will head north through a series of lakes for around 50 km where we will intersect the Sturgeon River. Then down the river a few days and return to our put in spot through a series of lakes. The total distance is 150 km.

My daughter has done this trip before and she tells me she ran all the rivers in a Grumman boat with no issue, so we should be ok with our Kevlar's. She tells me the river moves at a good flow with lots of swifts.

She also has passed on all her detail knowledge of the hot spots to me so we should have a good time exploring.
Cover around 20-25 km a day at a moderate steady pace.

Start Saturday July 12 and planned finish Saturday July 19, 14 (if running late Sunday).

Required Items to Bring: 

Back country canoeing gear. Canoe packs, Kevlar boat. Etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food,paddle, money, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See event organizer for details

Carpool Info: 

See event organizer for details

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you know you can make the trip
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-683-3100 ext 1286 work 905-922-1434 cell

Petawawa; Canada Day weekend

A leasurely run of the Petawawa River from Lake Traverse to Lake McManus over 4 days, 3 nights.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Park; Petawawa River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 13:00
Registration Cut Off: 
06/26/14
Event Duration: 
4 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anybody interested
Maximum Group Size: 
9 people by park regulation
Minimum Group Size: 
n/a
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meet at Sand Lake gate to register and pay and finalize shuttle arrangement. Then proceed to Lake Traverse, put in and go as far as the Thompson Rapids area where we'll camp for the night. On the second day we are planning to reach the Natch Rapids, and camp there. The last night would be somewhere on Whitson Lake or that area, and we'd reach the take out sometime early in the afternoon on Canada Day (July 1st)

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe with all the safety equipment, spare paddles, camping gear, food, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Rain gear, mosquito netting,

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Depending on where you are coming from, check on Google maps or similar how to get to Sand Lake Gate.

Carpool Info: 

We could coordinate once the participants are known

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
n/a
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Attila Barbacsy
Phone: 
613 - 969 65 83

Lower Madawaska River near Quadeville, ON (trip #2)

For those who are unable to participate in the posted trip dated on Sunday, June 30th, here is another opportunity to paddle the Lower Madawaska River or anyone wishing to do it again. This day trip normally lasts between 6 and 9 hours with a total of 8 rapids.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quadeville, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday,July 18th by 10:00 PM
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone familiar with whitewater paddling
Maximum Group Size: 
no limit
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meeting location will be at the chip stand corner where there is a T-intersection on Saturday, July 19th. Meeting time is 9:00 AM and expect to leave shortly for arrangements to depart to Almond`s Bay put-in. Expected to complete the day trip by late afternoon.

Required Items to Bring: 

reliable PFD to wear, helmet, paddles, air bags and bailers for canoes, throwrope, skirts for enclosed kayaks, your own lunch, water bottle, good footwear, drybags

Recommended Items to Bring: 

comfortable wearing for local temperatures, sunscreen, waterproof camera, change of clothes after trip

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Toronto area take Hwy 115 from 401 to Peterborough, east on Hwy 7, turn left onto Hwy 28 to Bancroft, Hwy 28 east of Bancroft becomes as Cty Rd 514 after Hardwood Lake intersection, turn right at stop sign on Cty Rd 515 to Quadeville. For those wishing to camp overnight turn left to Palmer Rapids to camp at Jessop`s Campground or Paddler co-Op.

Carpool Info: 

Depart chip stand intersection in Quadeville to Almond`s Bay put-in, then shuttle vehicles to Buck Bay take-out before returning to put-in for our launching.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Credit River, Norval-Brampton; corrected email contact

New email contact listed below . A nice introduction to moving water on the edge of urban sprawl. The Credit river should still be high enough to paddle from Norval to Meadowvale. No rapids, but plenty of ripples. Lots of bends in the river, ann a shute over the old damn in Huttonville. One dead tree across the entire river below Churchville requires ability to eddy out in advance. Good introduction to moving water, practice eddy turns, or just a lazy day letting the river take you past Greenbelt valley lands in NW Brampton, camp Naivelt, and wildlife in the City.

The Basics
Event Location: 
McNab Park, Norval
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
as soon as possible, or see you there
Event Duration: 
6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
everyone
Maximum Group Size: 
none
Minimum Group Size: 
one boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meet at McNab Park, Noble St & Hwy #7 in Norval Ont. 9:00 am.
Shuttle to Meadowvale Park, 2nd line north of Old Derry Rd., Mississauga.
Launch into River by 10 AM. End at Meadowvale Pk by 3pm
Day can be shortened by taking out at Eldorado Park where we will have lunch (Creditview Rd between Queen St & Steeles Av., Brampton). An easy lazy drifting pace takes three hours, so there will be lots of time.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe or kayak, lunch, water. PFD & paddle. Helmet or sunhat, sunscreen. Change of clothes in a dry bag if temperatures are cool.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Recommend that canoes have floatation bags, and participants wear helmet (beware of golfers).

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Meet at McNab Park, Noble St & Hwy #7 in Norval Ont. 9:00 am.
Shuttle to Meadowvale Park, 2nd line north of Old Derry Rd., Mississauga.
Launch into River in Norval by 10 AM.
End at Meadowvale Pk by 3pm
Day can be shortened by taking out at Eldorado Park where we will lunch (Creditview Rd between Queen St & Steeles Av., Brampton)

Carpool Info: 

Parking at McNab park, where we meet. Extra parking at nearby Norval Convenience Store. Shuttle to parking lot at Meadowvale Park.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Janet Kuzniar
Phone: 
905 840-6015

Intermediate Whitewater Clinic May 31 - June 1

The purpose of this clinic is to help paddlers who have had introductory whitewater training to improve their paddling skills. On Saturday we will paddle the Lower Madawaska where we will take an aggressive line on all the rapids doing eddy turns and jet ferries. On Sunday morning we will go to Palmers and practice basic skills. We will critique your forward and correction strokes. Tandem and solo paddlers can benefit from this clinic. We will camp at my cottage in the area.
There is no charge. I can be contacted via email . Helmets are required. . Tandem canoes must have a centre airbag properly installed. This trip is conditional on decent water levels and decent weather. The water will be cold that weekend so wetsuits or drysuits are needed as it is very unlikely that participants will remain dry all day.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lower Madawaska/Palmer's Rapids
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 08:00
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
see above
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above.

Required Items to Bring: 

See above re boats, plus camping gear and food.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Change of clothes, lunch, snacks, water. Dress for the weather.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Contact organizer.

Carpool Info: 

N/A Arrange own transportation. There will be a car shuttle on Saturday.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John Hackert
Phone: 
000-000-0000

Black River at Washago

The Black River empties into Lake Simcoe south of Washago. There is a fun short section from the HWY 169 bridge crossing to the next concession road crossing to the west where the river loops around through a number of small rapids separated by flat sections. The section ends with an optional more challenging technical chute, followed by a Class 2 rollercoaster ride. This is an ideal spot for budding moving water paddlers to get some experience, and practice ferries and eddy turns. I'm happy do give informal pointers, and we're in no rush. The section of river is short enough that if you get cold or wet, you can quickly paddle out. However, if you want to work the section, you can play all afternoon. As a bonus, we meet at 11:00 so you don't have to haul yourself out of bed early to get there. We'll also finish around 3:00, so plenty of time to get back to the family dinner. As the water will still be cold, you will need a wetsuit or drysuit. As this is a fun play & practice day, and I don't find paddling in cold rain much fun, the outing is weather dependent. Email me as soon as possible if you want to join us.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Black River at Washago
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

HWY 48 north to HWY 12. Then north on 12 to just past the village of Brechin, where you exit right onto HWY 169. Follow HWY 169 north for about 10 minutes to where the Black River goes under the highway. We put in on the northwest side of the bridge. Then, we do a 5 minute car shuttle to the bridge at the first concession road to the west.
Hint: Buy cheap gas ("cheap" being a relative term) at the service centre on HWY 12 just north of Beaverton.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness
Phone: 
416-321-3005
Email: 

Lower Madawaska River near Quadevlle, ON

This day trip depending on participants will take about 6 to 9 hours for the complete shuttle routine. There are 8 rapids to tackle after about an hour flatwater paddling from the put-in.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Quadeville, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 26, 2014 (72 hours before departure time)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone familiar with whitewater paddling
Maximum Group Size: 
no limit
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meeting location will be at the chip stand corner in Quadeville at a T-intersection on Sunday, June 29th. Meeting time is at 9:00 AM and will be leaving shortly for arrangements to depart to Almond`s Bay put-in. Expected to complete day trip by late afternoon.

Required Items to Bring: 

reliable PFD to wear, helmet, paddles, air bags for canoes, throwrope, skirts for kayakers, your own lunch, water bottle, good footwear, drybag

Recommended Items to Bring: 

comfortable wearing for local temperature settings, sunscreen, waterproof camera, change of clothes at end of trip

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Toronto and surrounding GTA take Hwy 115 from 401 to Peterborough, then Hwy 28 to Bancroft, Hwy 28 east of Bancroft becomes Cty Rd 514 after Hardwood Lake, turn right at stop sign on Cty Rd 515 to Quadeville or turn left to Palmer Rapids to camp at Jessop`s Campground or at Paddler Co-Op.

Carpool Info: 

Depart at chip stand in Quadeville to Almond`s Bay put-in, then shuttle vehicles to Buck Bay take-out before returning to put-in for our launching.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 
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