Whitewater

Hell or High Water raft race, Petawawa Town section

Join Aleks at this 1 or 2 day event, raft race supported by ESPRIT, raft guide included. See official info package on www.hohw.ca. Canoes & kayaks welcome!

Safety: All racers should be expected to be competent paddlers in Class 3+ rapids. Scouting and paddling the course in advance is highly recommended, both for safety and for speed. Paddlers should not expect that their safety is in any way assured. The organizers accept no responsibility for providing safety staff, equipment, medical care or a shoulder to cry on.

Esprit will take good care of the rafters. 

The Basics
Event Location: 
Petawawa
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 10:00
Event Duration: 
1 or 2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
You are!
Maximum Group Size: 
2 rafts
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

As per the official info package. You can participate in as many activities as you like.

Required Items to Bring: 

Cold water paddling gear, camping stuff if you're spending the night

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Your smile, photos and stories to share!

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

see the official info package on www.hohw.ca

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Aleks Gusev
Phone: 
416-433-8413

May 5-6: NOIRE River, Quebec

The Noire is a scenic river with a few sets of C3 rapids. We will spend Saturday afternoon at our camp at 50:50 running 50:50 Chute and playing in the rapid below, ferrying, eddying below rocks, and all that fun stuff, above a huge recovery pool.
Sunday we will run a few sets of rapids and finish fairly early at about 2pm.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Near Ft Coulonge on the Ottawa River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 10:00
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
Shuttle is limited to 3 canoes
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will get a late morning shuttle to 50:50 chute where we will camp and run the chute all afternoon. This fun C3-4 chute can be run various ways which makes it interesting to run a few times. The chute portage is short and there is a big pool below and a large campsite. On Sunday there are 3 or 4 C3 rapids, - Manitou Rapid, Hard Right Rapid and hopefully the boulder garden will not be a wash-out.

The shuttle takes only 3 canoes for $200. We will start loading Black River Inn's shuttle van at about 10 a.m. (negotiable). The Inn may not yet be open depending on the weather for their water supply. We will put in at k62 (refer Hap Wilson's Ottawa Rivers) about 1 hour paddle above Right Ferry Rapid.

Required Items to Bring: 

Fully outfitted WW boats with full body wet/dry suits.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Meet at Black River Inn where the paved Noire River Rd crosses the first bridge.
It'z about 20 minutes north of Ft Coulonge, the road sign is very small.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay & Frank Knaapen
Phone: 
613-687-6037

Good Friday Fun on the 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: 
Friday, April 6, 2012 (All day)
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: 

Down the Kattawagami River to James Bay

On this adventure we are going down the Kattawagami River to James Bay.

The river goes by the name Kattawagami and the Lawagamau River.

You can check out the CCR forum for some background info.

The Basics
Event Location: 
North of Cochrane all the way to James Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
April 30, 2012
Event Duration: 
approx 15 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Folks with back counrty camping and intermediate whitewater experience
Maximum Group Size: 
6 people
Minimum Group Size: 
4 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We're teaming up with Bill Holland on this adventure. Bill has done the river a few times and he coming back for more, so it must be great.

The plan is to drive to Cochrane where we pick up a shuttle driver. The shuttle driver will take us another 160 km north-east to the head waters of the Kattawagami River.

Down the river, 190 km of flat water and about 80 rapids/falls.

Once we hit James Bay it's about 50 km to Moossonee. There is an option here to rent a boat taxi to take us across the bay if the conditions are too rough to paddle.

From Moosonee we'll take the train back to Cochrane

From Cochrane we'll drive back to Toronto

Required Items to Bring: 

All the stuff for you need for a wilderness canoe/river kayaking trip.

Rain gear and a jacket, long pants, long sleeve shirt, bug spray, head net something dry to where to bed, bug spray, clean cloths for the drive home(leave in van) lighters, tent, sleeping bag, extra dry socks, paddling gloves, “water tight bags” first aid kit, TP. flash light, pot and pan set, knife, fork, spoon, coffee cup, plate, bowl.

A canoe or kayak may come in handy and spare paddle, life jacket, helmet, rope.

Food

Cash/Credit card for expenses

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug Jacket
Camera

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See organizer

Carpool Info: 

We'll split the gas cost and other shared cost.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434 cell

Moira River Play and Learn

The Moira River north of Belleville provides some fun paddling from Lost Channel to Latta on a spring day. Given the very early spring, water levels should be moderate, and there should be some good play spots. The river at this level provides a great opportunity for good novice moving water paddlers to move up to an intermediate level river. We'll meet at Chisholm's Mill at 9:30, do a car shuttle, and then warm up the easier lower section down to Latta. The rapids are not difficult; just a rollercoaster ride, with some surfing waves along the way. We'll go back to Chisholm's for lunch, and then do a shuttle to run the more technical and challenging Lost Channel section. We should finish up around 4:00, and then we can hit the nearby dairy along the highway. Boats should have full flotation, and you will need a wetsuit or drysuit. Please book immediately.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Moira River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 09:30
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Event Directions: Take Exit #544 north from Hwy 401 at Belleville. Go north to the village of Roslin. Turn right onto Shannonville Rd. Go about 2 km and you will see the mill and the river. Go over the bridge, and turn right into the parking area.

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

Upper Madawaska River

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John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, jhackert@sympatico.ca, book before April 21 ----- A day of whitewater excitement for advanced paddlers. The upper Madawaska is a fast-flowing pool-and-drop river with quiet stretches interspersed with some very serious rapids. All rapids can, and some must, be portaged. Wetsuits or drysuits, helmets, and fully outfitted whitewater boats with full flotation are a must. Limit six boats.
OUTING SHOWS CLOSED AS SELF-REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Email us directly to register.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Upper Madawaska River, Whitney
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 28, 2012 (All day)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Drysuit/wetsuit & full boat flotation are required.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Upper Madawaska River

John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, jhackert@sympatico.ca, book before April 14 ----- A day of whitewater excitement for advanced paddlers. The upper Madawaska is a fast-flowing pool-and-drop river with quiet stretches interspersed with some very serious rapids. All rapids can, and some must, be portaged. Wetsuits or drysuits, helmets, and fully outfitted whitewater boats with full flotation are a must. Limit six boats.
OUTING SHOWS CLOSED AS SELF-REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Email us directly to register.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Upper Madawaska River, Whitney
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 21, 2012 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 7
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Drysuit/Wetsuit and full boat flotation are required.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Beaver Creek

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca, 416-438-7672, book as soon as possible ----- This will be a challenging whitewater run suitable for advanced-level paddlers with fully outfitted canoes (centre bags for tandem boats) and proper cold-weather attire. Limit five boats
OUTING SHOWS CLOSED AS SELF-REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Email us directly to register.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Beaver Creek, Tweed/Belleville area
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 14, 2012 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 7
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Drysuit/Wetsuit Boats must have full flotation.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Beaver Creek

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca, 416-438-7672, book as soon as possible ----- This will be a challenging whitewater run suitable for advanced-level paddlers with fully outfitted canoes (centre bags for tandem boats) and proper cold-weather attire. If the river isn’t open yet we could switch to the Moira. Limit five boats
OUTING SHOWS CLOSED AS SELF-REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Email us directly to register.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Beaver Creek, Tweed/Belleville area
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 7, 2012 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 31
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Drysuit/wetsuit. Canoes must have full flotation.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Madawaska May 6 ~ Aumond Bay to Buck Bay

Aumond Bay to Buck Bay early in May will hopefully offer challenging whitewater. There are 3 or 4 C3-4 Rapids with portages, but at least intermediate skills are required. After paddling Saturday at our Palmer Rapids Wildwater Prep, your whitewater skills should be wild and ready ! We will get an early start to be off the river before 4pm. Autosign for this trip as there are no camping limits at Jessop's.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 08:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will drive from Jessop's and put in at Buck Bay and paddle to Aumond Bay.

Required Items to Bring: 

Fully outfitted whitewater boats with full body wet or dry suits and helmets.
Jay & Frank will bring first aid and Z-drag.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Lunch
Cell Phones and personal first aid.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay & Frank Knaapen
Phone: 
613-687-6037
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