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: 
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 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.


Cash/Credit card for expenses

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug Jacket

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
905-922-1434 cell