Lower Credit River

Join me on this classic early spring favourite of Toronto area paddlers. We’ll catch the Credit in Streetsville and run down to the mouth at Port Credit. The river is a delightful continuous class 1 to 2 with lots of play spots. However, note that this year sweepers and other debris may be a greater than usual hazard, with the December ice storm taking down a lot of trees & branches. As well, the water will be cold. You should have solid basic moving water skills, and wear a wetsuit or drysuit. Boats should have air bags in them. We'll have lunch on the river at a park near Dundas Street, so bring something to eat. We usually finish the trip around 3 PM.If Old Man Winter continues to hold his grip on us, the trip will be moved back to April 13.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lower Credit River, Streetsville
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Exit south from HWY 401 onto Mississauga Rd./Erin Mills Parkway. Follow Mississauga Rd. south into Streetsville, where it becomes called Queen St. Follow Queen to just south of Thomas St., then turn left onto Church St. (just past the church, of course). Follow Church around a curve & you'll see the river on the right. Vic Johnston Community Centre is on right, and just south of it is a park, which is where we put in. We do a shuttle with the objective of getting as many cars at the take-out as possible so we can car pool back to the start and no one has to sit around. Consequently, roof racks capable of carrying more than one boat are appreciated. Lunch is on the river around Dundas St. We should reach the lake around 3 pm.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness