GatFest - Gatineau Wildwater Festival

GatFest offers a 'co-ordinated' opportunity to paddle Gatineau wildwater rapids with the backup of rafts and many other paddlers. We have reserved early, a beach site on the Gatineau River at Bonnet Rouge Rafting/Camping which also offers meals, (instead of camping at the high school in Maniwaki). Information on the GatFest website includes registration options, so book early!

There will be a ton of people, and, as a bonus, rafting is only $60. The Gatineau rapids are powerful big river rapids so C3 skills and fully outfitted WW boats is mandatory, though water levels are reasonable at the moment. This is a great venue for connecting with awesome paddlers. If you want to join us as a mini-team - Email J&Frank at or tel. 613-687-6037

The Basics
Event Location: 
Gatineau River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 27, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
Minimum Group Size: 
Itinerary description: 

We will meet at the Gatfest Camping area, Friday night, or early Sat morning.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Refer to GatFest website

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay Neilson & Frank Knaapen