Larder River

Victoria Day weekend getaway. My daughter and I had planned this outing last year but fuel prices shocked me into a closer to home paddle down the York. We are looking forward to it in 2023! This is a long weekend outing and not too remote. Both the WCA and Backcountry Explorer have great trip reports on YouTube. This paddle seems to have lots of waterfalls, swift river running and the ruins of the early mining industry. This is a “family trip,” so a relaxed pace and welcoming atmosphere.
Larder Lake docks to Blanche River bridge; 55km, 3 days.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Kirkland Lake
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 1, 2023
Event Duration: 
3 days on the river plus travel
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Paddlers comfortable with back country camping and up to class 2 rapids
Maximum Group Size: 
8 people
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people
Itinerary description: 

We will meet in Kirkland Lake Friday night, make sure everyone is prepared and nothing is missing. Saturday we will our shuttle cars and set out. Monday our trip ends late afternoon at the takeout.

Required Items to Bring: 

Hot days (maybe) but certainly cold water. Proper clothes and gear. Solid river running canoes and safety equipment.
Spreadsheet and list will be sent out. May be the beginning of the bug season.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

A sense of wonder and gratitude for this great country and the chance to take it in by canoe!

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Kirkland Lake, Friday night

Carpool Info: 

To be discussed as required

Cancellation Policy: 
Please don’t
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Christopher Mayberry