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Do you want to learn to canoe trip down rivers safely?

Are you ready to take your flat water paddling skills to the next level?

These courses are for you!

Introduction to Moving Water Tandem- May 30-31st, Elora Ontario - Perfect course for those who want to take their flat water and tripping skills to the next level. This two day course will start at 9am both days and run until 5pm aprox. Students will need a tandem canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit and lunch both days. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register. Successful candidates will receive both ORCKA and Paddle Canada Certification. (Camping available on site)

Introduction or Intermediate Moving Water Solo- May 30-31st, Elora, Ontario- Perfect course for those who want to learn to paddle a solo boat in bigger technical water. This two day course will run from 9am both days until 5pm aprox.. Students will need a solo canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit, and packed lunch for both days. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register. Successful candidates will receive both ORCKA and Paddle Canada certification. (Camping available onsite or at Paddler co-op)

Please contact for more info.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 15:31
$150 (or $130 before April 1st)
Beth Cornwall-Jones

I would like to give sleds to serious winter trippers. They are plastic kids sleds and altered to suit tripping. I used them for 25 winters doing trips of 7 - 8 days. Normally two are attached together to provide ample carrying capacity. They are light weight, very durable, slide well and track nicely through dense bush. They are equipped with a pull rope and a shock absorbing suspension system to even out the jolt of each step. Use with snowshoes and ski poles.

I am west of Ancaster, ON. 32 Holditch School Rd., Brantford, ON


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 13:59
Tom Elliott

Don't feel like camping at the Fall Gathering ? My dad has a has cute one bedroom cottage with a double bed, futon and single bed in a bunkie, western exposure waterfront. Anyone interested in a simple room for rent at my cottage, contact me. Lioking

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 07:10
705 854 2002

The website explains how it reduces noise to half. I've tested one, and it is much quieter, yet burns as well. Makes the Dragonfly pleasant to use.

It cost $52.24 CAD to get sent to me, but they accidentally sent me two. I'd rather another canoeist have it than it languish unused. You can have the unused one for $25, but I won't ship it. I'm in Etobicoke.

Please email or text, don't phone.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 07:11
Aidan Siddall

I have two Iridium 9555 satellite phones for rent. $125 - first week $100 - each additional week Also, an InReach Explorer which is strictly for two-way email/text messages. $75 - first week $50 - each additional week. Each comes with a Pelican case and charger

I also have several Royalex tandem (Canyon, Starburst) and solo (Vertige - X and Super Nova) canoes, outfitted for moving water and all paddling gear (safety, helmets, PFD's, paddles). Prices negotiable, depending upon length and location of trip. In addition, I have a Chestnut Pal (yes, this was the canoe model used by Bill Mason - maybe more so than his famous red prospector) as well as a Birchbark canoe (Golden Lake First Nation). Both are available for short term rentals by special request.
An assortment of camping gear is available for rent. Private lessons and trip consultations are also available, if requested.
Canoes and other equipment are conveniently available at my outlets in Fergus and Palmerston, north of Kitchener-Waterloo.
I have been wilderness tripping for more than 40 years and I can also help you with your preparation and planning.

Basic Canoeing and Canoe Tripping Instructor (ORCKA) and Moving Water Instructor (Paddle Canada)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 13:34
Prices in ad.
Jack Frimeth

Introduction to Moving Water Solo and Tandem (Paddle Canada) - Guelph/Elora area,
Weekends on July 6/7 and July 13/14.
These are two day course.Each day will be approximately eight hours.
Weekdays are open and arrangements can be made for private or small classes.

The moving water course will empower you to expand your flat water tripping skills to having more choices for your tripping adventures!!!
You will also become better paddlers, with a greater confidence!

You will require a tandem canoe outfitted for moving water (ie. knee pads, air bags), a PFD, helmet, paddle and lunch for both days.
I have canoes and all gear for rent, if needed.
More specific information will be sent to those who register.
Successful candidates will be certified by ORCKA (flat water - basic canoeing) or Paddle Canada (Moving water).
The Elora Gorge Park has camping available on site:

7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Box 356
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-9742

There are also a variety of motels and B and B's in the area.

Flat water classes (ORCKA) are available at any time by arrangement.**
(**Location may also be negotiated to satisfy you and/or your group.)

Cost is $120 per person per course, plus rental fees (if applicable).
Contact Jack Frimeth
Phone: 519-212-3817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until then)
Email: (anytime)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 13:11
$120 per person per course
Jack Frimeth
5192123817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until

Coppermine River
From Point Lake to Kugluktuk
July 19th - August 12th
21 Paddling Days

I am looking for paddler(s) who have paddled long trips with rapids. We will fly into he top of Point lake and stay at Peterson's Lodge for the first night.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 13:23
Brian Wraight

Paddle the Don is an annual paddling event organized by the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA). This event helps to promote paddling, raises money for river restoration and increases awareness of conservation and issues affecting the Don River Watershed.

WCA members have been supporting Paddle the Don for many years and it benefits the club to be associated with this significant paddling event. For 2019 we are looking for a total of 4-5 canoes (8-10 paddlers) to oversee the three weirs along the river (two of which are mandatory portages and one which is an optional portage) and the take-out near the mouth of the Don River. Time commitment is from about 7 am – 2 pm. Each WCA canoe will be stationed at one of the weirs to manage the overall operation of the weir on land (river rescues will generally be performed by another safety group).

What’s in it for you? An opportunity to paddle the Don River at no cost (cost to public is $100 per canoe), free snacks and lunch, a cool appreciation gift and the satisfaction of giving back to the paddling community and supporting the WCA.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please email Geri James at Additional details on the event are at:

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 19:51
Geri James

I've just launched a new website, Hodnett Canoe Guides, which I hope will be of interest to WCA members. The site currently has guides for the Lower Petawawa River, Gwaii Haanas, and Philip Edward Island, along with some other fun stuff.
You can check out the site at:

You can follow Hodnett Canoe Guides on Facebook to keep up with anything new.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 13:14
Brett Hodnett

 It is with great sadness that I want to pass on news of the passing of Harold Jessup. All who spent any time at his campground at Palmer Rapids have fond memories of Harold. While not a canoeist himself, Harold is probably the single most widely-known figure in the whitewater paddling community of southern Ontario. Almost all of us in the club who paddle moving water got our first taste of it on the Madawaska in front of his campsite.

Please take a moment to read the lovely obituary that has been posted:

A great send-off for a great guy.

Harold, we'll miss you a lot.


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 08:02
Bill Ness