Kattawagami River 30 June to 10 July

The Kattawagami River is a medium sized river of 200km with numerous rapids. There are several portages, all short and several rapids can be lined. We will arrange a shuttle out of Cochrane to the starting point. At the bottom we will get a boat shuttle to Moosonee where we can catch the Polar Bear Express back to Cochrane. This is a trip that I did 18 years ago and am repeating. It has been described as the best wilderness canoe trip in Ontario because of its isolation and number of runnable rapids.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Start and finish in Cochrane
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
14 June 2019
Event Duration: 
Eleven days on the river. Cochrane is a days drive.
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
People with tripping experience and intermediate whitewater skills.
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Itinerary description: 

We will meet in Cochrane in the afternoon of 29 June. The next morning the shuttle will take us up the Detour Lake Mine Rd to the river. At the end of 11 days on the river we will get a boat shuttle to Moosonee. Participants can catch the train back to Cochrane that day or take some time to look around and catch the train the next day. The train gets into Cochrane around 11pm.

Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe and appropriate camping equipment for self sufficient travel.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug jackets.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Robin Rivison
705 742-0367