Whitewater

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

Madawaska Wine & Cheese Float: Cancelled Due to High Water

We paddle from Aumond bay to Griffith with 2 nights of camping
A leisure pace with lots of time to play and socialize
The water is big and cold and the weather can be challenging so intermediate paddlers should have outfitted ww boats and appropriate paddling/camping gear.
Most rapids can however be portaged and 1 at least must.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lower Madawaska
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)
Event Duration: 
Saturday to Monday afternoon of the long weekend holiday
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA Members and a guest
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Typically I provide two dinners and breakfasts. Participants provide their own 2 lunches, plus snacks and desert to share for the dinners. We all share in the costs including shuttle services.

Participants also provide their own plates utensils etc.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Larry Durst
Phone: 
647-502-1152

Washago Black River on Sunday

Our wet spring has handed us a bonus canoeing gift for the upcoming long weekend. We have optimal paddling levels and warm weather. Perfect for a day's relaxed paddle or a good whitewater skills workout. Highly recommended for new paddlers looking to get into moving water paddling.

The Black River empties into Lake Simcoe south of Washago. There is a fun short section from the HWY 169 bridge crossing to the next concession road crossing to the west where the river loops around through a number of small rapids separated by flat sections. The section ends with an optional more challenging technical chute, followed by a Class 2 rollercoaster ride. This is an ideal spot for budding moving water paddlers to get some experience, and practice ferries and eddy turns. I'm happy do give informal pointers, and we're in no rush. The section of river is short enough that if you get cold or wet, you can quickly paddle out. However, if you want to work the section, you can play all afternoon. As a bonus, we meet at 11:00 so you don't have to haul yourself out of bed early to get there. We'll also finish around 3:00, so plenty of time to get back to the family dinner. Bring a lunch and we'll eat on the river.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Black River, south of Washago
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above.

Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater boat with float bags.
Bring a lunch as we will eat lunch on the river.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

While the water and weather have warmed up, a wet suit or dry suit would make any unexpected swims more pleasant.

I'd also recommend bringing bug dope in case the beasties are out.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Those coming from the eastern GAT will take HWY 48 north to HWY 12. Then north on 12 to just past the village of Brechin, where you exit right onto HWY 169. Follow HWY 169 north for about 10 minutes to where the Black River goes under the highway.
Those coming from the west GTA will go north on HWY 400 to Barrie, and then continue north on HWY 11 to the exit for Washago at the north end of Lake Couchiching. Exit right onto HWY 169 and follow it south to the river.
We put in on the northwest side of the bridge. Then, we do a quick 5 minute car shuttle to the bridge at the first concession road to the west.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness
Phone: 
4163213005
Email: 

Moira River Re-run

This year’s wet spring weather gives us another chance to paddle this great whitewater run from Lost Channel to Latta. And the weather will be warmer and the water not so high, giving us lots of opportunities to play and practice our skills.

This is a fine run for good novice moving water paddlers to move up to an intermediate level river. We'll meet at Chisholm's Mill at 9:30, do a car shuttle, and then warm up the easier lower section down to Latta. The rapids are not difficult; just a fun rollercoaster ride, with some surfing waves along the way. We'll go back to Chisholm's for lunch at the cars, and then do a shuttle to run the more technical and challenging Lost Channel section. We should finish up around 4:00, and then we traditionally hit the nearby Maple Dale Cheese store along the highway for ice cream and cheese. (Real Canucks can buy cheese curds here for homemade poutine.)



All canoes must have full flotation, and you are required to have a wetsuit or drysuit as the water will still be cold. If you arrive without these, you will not be able to participate.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Moira River north of Belleville
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 09:30
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We'll meet in the parking area by the river across the bridge from Chisholm's Mill at 9:30. Full day's itinerary is above.

Required Items to Bring: 

Full floatation for canoes as well as a wet suit or dry suit for all paddlers is required. If you show up without these, you cannot participate.
Lunch can stay in car. Just bring any snack or drink that you may want for the morning or afternoon runs.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Take Exit #544 north (HWY 39) from Hwy 401 at Belleville. Coming from the west, the exit is right after you go over the Moira River. Go north to the village of Roslin. Turn right onto Shannonville Rd. Go about 2 km and you will see the mill and the river. Go over the bridge and turn right into the parking area.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness
Phone: 
416-321-3005
Email: 

Anderson River

The Anderson River originates in lakes northwest of Great Bear Lake, NWT and travels for 1000km to the Beaufort Sea. It empties into the ocean in a well-know bird sanctuary. It is a remote river, with lots of wild-life and some easy to moderate white-water.

You can join the trip for all 7 weeks starting on Great Bear Lake or for 4 weeks starting in Colville Lk.

The 7-weeks option includes upstream travel on a small river and portaging between small lakes south of the source of the Anderson. The 4-week option out of Colville Lake is physically less demanding.

The trip ends by paddling through coastal lakes all the way to Inuvik.

Cost will be depending on number of participants, which part of the trip you will be doing and if you can fly on points between $2000-3000.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Anderson River, NWT
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 30th, 2019
Event Duration: 
4 or 7 weeks
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6
Minimum Group Size: 
4
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Part 1
June 30
fly out of Norman Wells, NWT

July 1 -July 5
Great Bear Lake- 125km

July 6-21 upstream on Ketseyedie River 50km and via another small creek with small lakes leading to the source of the Anderson-75km

July 22-30 Upper Anderson (plateau river, small flow) 250km

Part 2
July 23-30
Colville Lk to where Ross River joins the Anderson (lakes and small river) 210km

July 31-Aug10 Lower Anderson- the delta with bird sanctuary -450km

Aug 11-22
Husky(Eskimo) Lakes to Stidigi Lake; small creek to Inuvik-350km

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