Whitewater

Grand River

This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers. We are now into the 16th year doing this and we’ve enjoyed perfect weather (most times), portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing. This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving water river and to socialize with other WCA’ers. The trip will start in south Cambridge where we will put in and then paddle to Paris. We will pass through scenic farm country, stop at a haunted mill, negotiate some easy grade one water, and stop for lunch along the way. Those interested are welcome to join us back at our house in Cambridge for some food, beverage, and social time.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Cambridge
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1st
Event Duration: 
6 Hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All
Maximum Group Size: 
14 Boats
Minimum Group Size: 
8
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
416-453-4653

CASCAPEDIA RIVER - GASPE PENINSULE QUEBEC (FULL)

With a length of 110 km, this spectacular river is filled with breathtaking views, wildlife and classic class 2 and 3 rapids. The Cascapedia River is a river located in Gaspesie National Park and born in the heart Chic Choc Mountains and flows into the Baie the Chaleurs.

The river is relatively small and low the terrain alternates between Mountains and Valleys, this is considerate a mountain river with spring cold water and high current

We will be paddling during 5 days following the current trough swifts and rapids, salmon pools and beaches where will be camping every night.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Le Gîte-du-Mont-Albert - Quebec
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
May
Event Duration: 
2 days driving / 5 days River / 2 days driving
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with River tripping and white water experience
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats / 10 people
Minimum Group Size: 
3 boats / 6 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will be leaving on June 13 in the morning and driving 2 days to Chic Choc Mountains Quebec

June 15 to 19 will be paddling 110KM during 5 days around 25km per day.

June 20 and 21 drive to south ontario.

Required Items to Bring: 

-Personal clothing/layering
-Rain Gear
-Wetsuit or Drysuite
-Helmet
-Extra paddles
-Painters
-Throw bag
-Rescue Equipment

Recommended Items to Bring: 

-Because it is a river tripping boots or runners are the best to wear during the day
-3 season tent,
-3 season sleeping bag, June we still have negative temperatures and snow please be
prepare for cold nights.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

first night June 13 we going to sleep in Rivière-du-Loup, June 14 in camping Lac Cascapedia.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
No refund in case of cancellation
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SANDRO WEINER
Phone: 
6474073410

Moisie River to the St Lawrence

Its roughly a 375 km route ... 'current assisted' ... not a flat water paddle generally. This river can be paddled most anytime outside of the winter months. We will be going in early August, when the water levels are reasonable. The climate in the area can be wet at this time of the year ... sometimes more days of rain than those without it. Some trip reports highly recommend paddling with a spray skirt.
While the route begins on the higher 'flatlands', where lakes are common, our route quickly becomes a river route through incised topography, where canyons hold the river. This river is often referred to as the Nahanni of the East. It is a challenge. The river is a salmon fishery, and the lower half has plenty of fishing camps. This will not, though, be a 'fishing trip'.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Moisie River, Quebec
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1st
Event Duration: 
12-14 days on the river + travel days
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members with wilderness tripping and whitewater experience
Maximum Group Size: 
3 to 4 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
2 canoes
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will put in on the Pekans River, about 50 km west of Labrador City, and then continue from it down the lower Moisie River to Sept Iles on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence and finish there.

Required Items to Bring: 

All that's necessary to successfully complete a wilderness canoe trip. You will be expected to prepare breakfasts and dinners (probably dehydrated) for your part of the meals.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

A sunny disposition. :)

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Presently it is expected that we will drive 1.5 to 2 days (car pool) to Sept Iles, Quebec, and utilize a the QNSL train to transport our gear to Labrador City. From there we will utilize a short shuttle to get our gear from the train to the river put in. 12 days later we will arrive back at Sept Iles, pick up our cars from the train station and begin our 2 day drive back to southern Ontario.

Carpool Info: 

TBA

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Once the train tickets are purchased there will be no refunds.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
Phone: 
please contact by email

A journey to Baker Lake - Barren Land exploration by canoe

This is a 10-week long canoe trip that will take us from the northern edge of either Manitoba or Saskatchewan north across the height of land into long interconnected waterways ending in Baker Lake, Nunavut. The boreal forest will gradually diminish and the land will transition into tundra full of open vistas, precious plants and animals, excellent lake trout, sandy eskers easy to hike on.

Canoeists can join the whole trip or one or two sections. Different sections require different levels of skill.

The exact route, dates and pace of this trip will be determined by its participants.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Nunavut
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 1st, 2020
Event Duration: 
10 weeks
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
tandem canoeist with tripping experience; Arctic and white-water experience is preferable
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Proposed route options and time lines:

A. Pelican Narrows, Sask. to Baker Lk, Nunavut via the Kunwak R & Kazan R

· Part 1 Pelican Nar–WollastonLk 300km; 2-3wks June

· Part 2 WollastonLk to KasbaLk 200km; 2 wks in July

· Part 3 KazbaLk to BakerLk 800km; approx. start mid-July- 5-6 wks

B. Elk, Thelon Rivers to Baker Lake

· Part 1 Approach to the Elk River Black Lk, Saskatchewan to Damant Lk ; 400km- 3weeks mid- June to July

· Part 2 DamantLk to BakerLk 1000km; 6wks in July & August

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

For more detail on skill levels, logistics of transportation, existing trip reports or cost estimates go to:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1J9ZtKii92h9hZ-NX4lG5gb-kxUlrAR95 or email: iva.kinclova@gmail.com

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iva Kinclova
Phone: 
4164616000

French River From Restoule P.P. to Hartley Bay Marina

French River is the first designated Canadian Heritage River. Its 105 kilometer canoe route connects lakes, gorges and rapids from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay, offering breathtaking scenery.

We will start at Restoule Provincial Park, travelling Restoule River to French. We will take the Main Channel and finish at Hartley Bay Marina. There are some rapids along the way and all can be portaged.

The trip will take five days. We will car camping at Restoule PP for the first night and launch the next morning. We will shuttle the cars by ourselves. The plan depends on canoes and people signing up.

I will ask for a deposit to cover the park permits when time gets closer and set up a group chat among those who have confirmed the trip for the preparation.

Intermediate backcountry experience is required.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Will meet at Restoule Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:00
Event Duration: 
Five days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
12 people
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Steven Mou
Phone: 
n/a

Bloodvein River, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park - Need ONE more participant!

One member of our team of three canoes had to drop out due to a family illness issue. We would like to keep three complete tandem canoes. Otherwise, we will have one solo boat. Contact me, iori miller, if you wish more details. This is to be 'Part III' of the Northwest Wilderness Challenge by Ontario Parks for myself and some participants on this trip. The majority of our group will be traveling to Red Lake by train (with our own canoes) and shuttle from Washago. We will be traveling east to west, beginning at the Lund Lake access point of the Woodland Caribou Park (WCPP), then we will take 5 days to paddle to Artery Lake on the west side of the park. At that point we will leave WCPP (and Ontario!) and enter Atikaki Provincial Park (APP) and travel the Bloodvein River for 7 to 9 days (a Canadian Heritage River) all the way west to Lake Winnipeg. The entire trip is about 300 km. Participants on this trip need to be experienced in Wilderness canoeing, be fit, and be willing to participate in all aspects of the organization and preparation of the trip. You do not need to be an expert white water paddler, but you need to better than a 'beginner'. We will be returning from Winnipeg afterwards, also by Train. A lot of the planning is complete.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Woodland Caribou and Atikaki Provincial Parks
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
July 20, 2019
Event Duration: 
August 3th to the 23rd. (inc. travel there and back)
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
4 canoes, 8 people
Minimum Group Size: 
2 canoes, 4 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

2-3 days travel to Red Lake
5 days in Woodland Caribou Park
7-9 days days on the Bloodvein River in Atikaki Park
2-3 days travel back to Toronto
*Presently we are considering traveling by train, with the help of outfitters to shuttle us where needed.

Required Items to Bring: 

We will be using our own canoes

Recommended Items to Bring: 

To be determined.

How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

Will not be necessary.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Committment is expected
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
Phone: 
Do not wish to provide this.

Gameti to Yellowknife

Gameti to Yellowknife includes small and large lake paddling; gentle medium size river paddling with a number of short portages and small rapids. This is a part of the traditional Dene Idaa Trail connecting the Great Bear Lake with the Great Slave Lake.

The pace of the trip is moderate. We are cooking on fires. Fishing is great!

I am an experienced wilderness canoeist. I am paddling the Anderson River from July 4th to August 16th. I will be back in Yellowknife on Aug 16th and hope to stay in that area and paddle some more.

I paddled from the Canol Road last year to Gameti so I want to do a bit more of that route - continue to Yellowknife; and next year keep going east.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Gameti to Yellowknife
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
June 30th
Event Duration: 
14 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
intermediate canoeists
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 canoe
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Gameti to Yellowknife includes small and large lake paddling; gentle medium size river paddling with a number of short portages and small rapids. The pace of the trip is moderate. Cooking is on fires. Fishing is great!

I am an experienced wilderness canoeist. I am paddling the Anderson River from July 4th to August 16th. I will be back in Yellowknife on Aug 16th and hope to stay in that area and paddle some more.

I paddled from the Canol Road last year to Gameti so I want to do a bit more of that route - continue to Yellowknife; and next year keep going east.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iva Kinclova
Phone: 
4164616000

ELORA GORGE - CANCEL (NOT ENOUGH BOATS) NEW DATE TBD

We going to run classic class 2 white water on Elora Gorge is a small fun run where we can play
with boats, water levels are safe now for beginers.

Rapids are not difficult, there is one drop we can portage if we don´t feel confortable.

Paddler need to know swiming and be confortable to swiming in rapids and make Self rescue swim to shore or eddy.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Elora Gorge
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:00
Event Duration: 
one afternoon
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
paddlers with white water experience
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
3 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We meet 11AM in the parking area by Elora Lions Park Wellington Rd 7 Centre Wellington, ON

https://goo.gl/maps/jKLTaLQ3tf5XdS1Z9

the PUT IN is right beside the parking area after we shuttle our car to conservation area we need to pay parking.

Required Items to Bring: 

canoes with airbags and wet suit / dry suit for all paddlers is required.

we going to lunch in the river, bring water and food

-Rain Gear
-Wetsuit or Drysuite
-Helmet
-Extra paddles
-Painters
-Throw bag
-Rescue Equipment

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

meet a parking lot beside Elora Lions Park 11AM

google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/jKLTaLQ3tf5XdS1Z9

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SANDRO WEINER
Phone: 
6474073410

Explore the Upper Petawawa

Five days, four nights on the Upper Petawawa from Cedar Lake to Lake Traverse

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
When group size reaches 3 tents
Event Duration: 
Four nights - Five days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
One stern paddler is wanted
Maximum Group Size: 
Three tents
Minimum Group Size: 
n/a
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meet somewhere, possibly in the Petawawa area on August 2nd, Friday, do the shuttle [quite long], register and sleep overnight at Brent Camp on Cedar Lake.
Put-in on on August 3., Saturday on Cedar Lake
Four nights on the Petawawa
Take-out on Tuesday, August 7. Wednesday on Lake Traverse.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe equipped for whitewater paddling, tent, sleeping bag, food, camping stove and fuel, water bottle or platipus pouch, flashlight or some source of light, water purifying pills or equipment

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Ground sheet, sleeping pad, camera, tarp, sunscreen, mosquito repellent

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

we'll coordinate when the group is known

Carpool Info: 

We will organize it when the group is known and the types of cars are known.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Attila Barbacsy
Phone: 
6138277788

Leisurely Middle Petawawa

A leisurely 3 night 4 day trip from Lake Traverse to McManus Lake.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
When group size reaches 3 tents
Event Duration: 
Three nights - four days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
Three tents
Minimum Group Size: 
n/a
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meeting at the Sand Lake Gate of the Algonquin Park around 9-ish in the morning of June 28. Friday. Register and do the shuttle [organized depending on the number of participants and types of cars]
Drive to Lake Traverse and put-in.
Three nights on the river.
Take-out early in the afternoon on July 01. Monday

Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe with safety gear, tent, sleeping bag, food, water bottle or platipus pouch, camping stove with pots and pans, water purifying equipment, clothes for possible inclement weather and flashlight or similar.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Ground sheet, sleeping pads, camera, sunscreen,

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Find your way depending on where you come from

Carpool Info: 

Can discuss once the members of the trip are known. My point of origin is Belleville Ontario

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
n/a
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Attila Barbacsy
Phone: 
6138277788
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