Lower Credit River

Join me on this classic early spring favourite of Toronto area paddlers. We’ll catch the Credit in Streetsville and run down to the mouth at Port Credit.

The river is a delightful continuous Class 1 to 2 with lots big bouncy wave trains and play spots.There are loads of opportunities to practice easy ferries and eddy turns as we work our way down the river. However, downed trees over the winter can create sweepers, and participants need to be able to manoeuvre a canoe in moving water to avoid them.

As well, the water will be cold. You need solid basic moving water skills. A full wetsuit or a drysuit is required to participate (no exceptions). Boats should have air bags in them.

We'll have lunch on the river at a park near Dundas Street, so bring something to eat. We usually finish the trip around 3 PM.

Water levels; March 27, 24 the water level is 4.7m.  Predicting by March 29 the water level will be ~4.60m. .  I did the river in 2021 at 4.55m level and it was ok.

If you are looking for a canoe partner or canoe to sit in, let me know, and I will try and coordinate connected people with canoes with people looking for a canoe.  Send me an email or call me.


The Basics
Event Location: 
Lower Credit River, Streetsville to Port Credit
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
3/29/2024 at 8 am
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Solo and tandom whitewater canoes
Maximum Group Size: 
12 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary description: 

We meet at the put-in at 9:30 am in Streetsville N43.5796, W79.7064


Lunch on the river at Erindale Park N43.5485, W79.6553


Takeout at Port Credit N43.5507, W79.5879


Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Wetsuit or drysuit. Airbags for canoe. Lunch/water

Recommended Items to Bring: 

For lunch, a thermos is recommended as weather can be cool.

Spare clothes in a dry bag, if you decide to swim some of the river.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See Googlemaps Links

Carpool Info: 

We will coordinate at Streetsville putin on Friday morning.

Cancellation Policy: 
only sign up if you are 100% sure you will attend
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman