Trent-Severn Canal Trip - As of April 29, we need one to complete a tandem, and could also take another tandem.

We need one person to complete a tandem boat. A few have dropped out. We have space for another tandem canoe as well.

This trip is a 'followup of the trip I did last year (June 2023) on the Rideau Canal. The participants on that trip enjoyed it enough to ask me to organize another canal trip ... so I'm posting for June 2024 on the Trent-Severn Canal.
Presently it looks like this: Saturday June 1st - everyone gets their canoes and gear to Lock #45 Port Severn on Georgian Bay. We would do the shuttle that day (move most of the cars to the take out) and camp at this lock. We will begin paddling Sunday June 2nd, and paddle the canal for nine days. We will take out in Lakefield on June 10th. Camping throughout will be at the locks of the canal and cost 5.25/person/per night. Lake Simcoe can be a bit of an obstacle for canoeists (I have prior experience with this) and I am looking to arrange a shuttle of everything around the Lake (Atherley to the lock #41 at Gamebridge).
I have a home in Lakefield and, as such, it is a convenient place to end the approximately 200km trip. I will be able to park a bunch of cars in Lakefield over the course of this trip.
Much of the details of this trip will be worked out in the coming spring.
I will paddle the entirety of this trip. Anyone wants to join me for All, or parts, of this trip is welcome (if you only do a part you will have to work out your own shuttle). It IS a WCA trip so you must sign up and sign the waivers involved, regardless. As the trip leader I reserve the right to ensure that all aspects of the trip are safe, and that all the canoes and gear used is adequate to complete the trip safely.
Some will wish to organize their own food for the trip. Many of us will organize and share the meals together.
If you are someone who has been on one or two day trips but have never done a back country wilderness canoe adventure, then this is the trip for you to take a step in that direction. While it is 'glamping' in comparison, you will see how it is done as we will be self sufficient for 9 days on this trip.
Disclaimer: We may take in a pub meal or two along the way as this route affords that opportunity at the end of a day!

The Basics
Event Location: 
Trent-Severn Canal, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 25th, 2024
Event Duration: 
10 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members and guests
Maximum Group Size: 
10 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary description: 

See description above. Averaging 25 km/day (18 to 29). Camping at the locks. Bathrooms available at the locks.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoes and personal camping equipment. Details to be worked out as a group ahead of time.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Definitely rain gear, one PFD/person, one extra paddle/boat, and all canoes is GOOD working condition. Good maps for this route are already prepared and copies will be available for the cost of printing them.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 


Carpool Info: 


Cancellation Policy: 
Please just be considerate and give adequate notice.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
please email me