Flatwater

Duffins Creek Ajax

Come join me paddle Duffins Creek Ajax
The creek's headwaters start in the Oak Ridges Moraine located in Uxbridge flows all the way down to Lake Ontario in Ajax.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rotary Park Ajax
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
07/07/18
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members and family and friends
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

9:30 AM arrive and prepare your boat
10 AM Start and paddle around the marsh and look at wildlife. If Lake Ontario is calm we can do a short shore paddle explore. If not paddle up the creek and explore.
Noon time; We will find a nice place to stop and have a creek side lunch around noon time
1-2 PM return to Rotary Park Put In

Required Items to Bring: 

Flat water canoe or kayak and safety gear you and your partner need

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food and water.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Coordinates N43.818316, W79.033838
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B049'05.9%22N+79%C2%B002'01.8%22W/@43.818316,-79.0360213,467m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.818316!4d-79.033838
Parking is Free

Carpool Info: 

No carpool organized

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you plan to attend
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

Algonquin Canoe lake loop for Canada day

I have resurrected the recently cancelled June 29 to July 2 trip to Algonquin park .

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin - Canoe Lake ap
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
none
Event Duration: 
3 nights, 4 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
4 tents
Minimum Group Size: 
Me and my dog
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

June 29 : Canoe lake AP @ 8am , camp on Burnt Island lake .

June 30 : camp on Big trout lake .

July 1 : Camp on McIntosh lake .

July 2 : Power on home , or I've booked another night on Teepee lake if I can't bear to leave ...

Required Items to Bring: 

complete self-supported boat / camp / kitchen / food .

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug hat and a good attitude .

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Canoe lake AP at 8am on June 29 .

Carpool Info: 

I have room for 1 extra person and canoe , departing Newmarket 5 am June 29 .

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Alex Warnock
Phone: 
9052529144

Restoule July 10-16

Looking for 1 or 2 people to enjoy a relaxed, easy time on a single site. Hour or less paddle to 2 possible sites. Sites are unreservable. BYO gear, food, boat, etc. Spend days exploring the area, hiking, etc. Easy put in.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Restoule Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:16
Registration Cut Off: 
July 4th
Event Duration: 
7 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
3
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above

Required Items to Bring: 

See above

Recommended Items to Bring: 

BYO everything

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See Ontario Parks website

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
Text only 519 993 1476. Voice inconsistent in my area

Grand River

 

This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers. We are now into the 13th year doing this and we’ve enjoyed perfect weather (most times), portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing. This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving water river and to socialize with other WCA’ers. The trip will start in south Cambridge where we will put in and then paddle to Paris. We will pass through scenic farm country, stop at a haunted mill, negotiate some easy grade one water, and stop for lunch along the way. Those interested are welcome to join us back at our house in Cambridge for some food, beverage, and social time.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
June 2, 2018
Event Duration: 
8 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA Members
Maximum Group Size: 
12 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
519-620-8364

Volunteers Needed: Paddle the Don; Sunday May 6, 2018

Once a year, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) provides a unique opportunity for people to paddle the Don River. Manulife Paddle the Don is all about having fun, enjoying nature, and celebrating the Don River watershed. The WCA has supported this event for many years and TRCA relies on our expertise and experience. For 2018 we are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the portages at each weir, to act as a communication lead, and to help coordinate the Scouts. Volunteers will require a Vulnerable Sector Screening that has been completed during the last three years (TRCA will reimburse the cost if you don't have this). All volunteers will receive the Paddle the Don swag (a hat, and this year we are looking into cell phone dry bags), as well as lunch.

The Basics
Event Location: 
From Leslie/Eglinton to Lake Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
April 20
Event Duration: 
6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
More experienced paddlers, particularly with experience at Paddle the Don
Maximum Group Size: 
12
Minimum Group Size: 
12
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

For 2018 we are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the portages at each weir, to act as a communication lead, and to help coordinate the Scouts. Volunteers will require a Vulnerable Sector Screening that has been completed during the last three years (TRCA will reimburse the cost if you don't have this). All volunteers will receive the Paddle the Don swag (a hat, and this year we are looking into cell phone dry bags), as well as lunch.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe and gear

How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

Buses will be running from the take out back to the put in all day.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Geri James
Phone: 
555-555-5555

Minesing Swamp

It is about a 4-5 hour paddle with probably no chance to get out to go to bathroom, depending on the waterlevel

UPDATE MAY 1ST, 2018
The weather is going to be Sunny and 17C - the paddle is a definite go ahead.
Please sign up and confirm you are (still) coming.

UPDATE APRIL 24TH, 2018
As there are problems with who signed up on a few outings.
Please check or confirm by email you are coming.

As the weather is improving, unless it is a bad rain storm that day, the trip is a go.
Please sign up AND email myself to confirm you are coming and how many are in your party.

This is an incredible fun paddle meandering around creeks and through the Forest Field.
Had a great time
It is also a great opportunity to introduce paddling to your kids. Last year we had several adults, that brought some younger participants. And it was a lot of fun

EVEN THOUGH THE PERMIT WAS A BIG ISSUE LAST YEAR, WE LEARNED THAT PARKING IN EDENVALE AFTER THE SHUTTLE WAS FOR FREE.
NOT THOUGH IF YOU KEEP YOUR CAR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIP

THE BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR IS THAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT ONLINE BEFORE YOU GO - SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION UNDERNEATH

PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE!!!!!!

The Basics

The Basics
Event Location: 
Minesing Swamp
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
MAY 2, 2018
Event Duration: 
1/2 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA members
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

http://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/mtree/conservation-authorit...

http://www.nvca.on.ca/Pages/MinesingWetlands.aspx

Parking Fees- NO CASH OR CC PAYMENT ON SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funds raised from parking fees help NVCA and our volunteer groups with ongoing maintenance and restoration of our conservation areas.
Daily Parking
Visitors to NVCA-operated conservation areas are required to purchase a daily parking pass.
• Daily Parking – $6.50 per vehicle
Payment Options
• Pay on-site with your smartphone or cellphone through MacKay Meters (look for signs in parking lots). Use the app or call toll free 1-844-334-7078.
• Pre-pay at home on your computer (mackaypay.com) or phone (1-844-334-7078 toll free). You may require a zone number when you make your payment.
o Tiffin - Zone 3011
o Fort Willow - Zone 3012
o Nottawasaga Bluffs - Zone 3013
o Petun - Zone 3014
o Glencairn - Zone 3015
o Minesing Canoe Corral - Zone 3016
o Minesing Lookout - Zone 3017
o Mayers Marsh - Zone 3018
• Pre-purchase a pass from the NVCA offices, located at the Tiffin Conservation Area, 8195 8th Line, Utopia (open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Enforcement
• Parking is enforced during conservation area hours of operation, dawn to dusk, daily.
Paddling Safety Equipment
Whether you're travelling by canoe or kayak, we recommend carrying some extra paddling safety equipment along with the mandatory marine safety equipment required by Transport Canada.

Required Items to Bring: 

Patience, Smile, Lunch
Spare paddle - knife - towline - extra rope - First Aid kit -
Bug spray or jacket

Recommended Items to Bring: 

boots and/or rain gear
GPS - compass - if you have those - Please contact me too

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Unloading and starting at Willow Creek at hw 28 at 9.00 AM

And Paddling till Edenvale at Hw 26
shuttle between those 2 is about 7 km

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
PLEASE CONTACT EMMY TOO
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
NA

Saugeen River 2018 - COULD USE 1 MORE PERSON

MAY 7TH - we could use one more person to paddle with female plus dog!!! - Contact Emmy directly per email. cmpcrzy@hotmail.com

March 13 - FULL FOR NOW- UNLESS THERE WILL BE CANCELLATIONS - NOT EVERYONE IS CONFIRMED

April 24 - AS I LOST ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO SIGNED UP, I HAVE TO OPEN IT UP AGAIN,SO YOU CAN SIGN UP AGAIN. I HAVE A LIST MADE, SO I KNOW WHO SIGNED UP, BUT IT IS THE CONFIRMATION OF THE WAIVER THAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP ONLINE

ONCE I OPENED IT UP - THE SIGN UP LIST SHOWED UP AGAIN - SO NO NEED TO DO IT AGAIN AS I WILL CLOSE IT AGAIN

Excellent trip for beginners to learn how to trip for multiple days and to learn how to read a river.
the Saugeen has some moving water, mostly just ripples, no rapids to speak off
Ive done this trip multiple years in Snow and in Hot weather but always on Victoria
Day weekend,. So be prepared for all kinds of fun challenges.
Families with kids are welcome

The Basics
Event Location: 
Saugeen - Walkerton to South Hampton
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
MARCH 12, 2018
Event Duration: 
3 Days, 2 Nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
everyone
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Saturday
meet up in Lobies Park in Walkerton - do the shuttle, lunch, and have a fun start with bluffs and ripples
Stay overnight on Crown Land between 3rd and 4th bridge on Peninsula hopefuly

Sunday From Peninsula to Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area. Lunch in Paisley, either ice cream or Fries depending on the temperature

Monday from Saugeen Bluffs to South Hampton, Lunch under the Port Elgin Bridge and then see if the Bald Eagle is there with young again

Required Items to Bring: 

TBA

Recommended Items to Bring: 

TBA

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

walkerton - Lobies Park
there is a camp ground there for people who don''t want to travel early in the morning

Carpool Info: 

TBA

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
once campsite is booked, you are responsible for the part of your cost
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
TBA

Wabakimi - part 2 North West Wilderness Quest

Wabakimi Provincial Park is situated on the traditional lands of several First Nation and Aboriginal communities.

Thi is part 2 of the North West Wilderness Quest for me, but anyone can participate.Please note that this is going to be a strenuous trip, as i was advised, due to the severity of the wilderness that only 12km a day could be done. As there is less information about this park, compared with Quetico.

As this is going to be tough trip,definitely nothing like Alconquin or even Quetico. Portages are much harder and less groomed. A rough plan route is below.

This is a WCA trip and membership has it's privileges.
PLEASE help me by signing-up on the website for the trip to show you are a member and email me too.
A questionnaire will be send out to see if we have the same thoughts about camping in the wilderness

The fine print - Everyone attending will have to agree with the WCA waiver of liability too.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Wabakimi Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
April 1,2018
Event Duration: 
June 2 nd - June 18, 2018
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
everyone with significant experience and ability
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Trains seem to ride on very strange schedule with hours of delay.
So we are entering by car near Caribou Lake and getting a shuttle out south of Cliff Lake

Our trip will visit Wendell Beckwith cottage, an eccentric inventor who lived in Wabakimi for 20 years, and we will also explore and experience the spirituality of Cliff Lake

Proposed route is Caribou Lake - Smoothrock Lake - McKinley Lake - White water Lake with Best island - Ogoki River -White Clay Lake- Pickett Lake - Buttland Lake - Cliff Lake- back to Caribou Lake

Required Items to Bring: 

Will discuss depending on group size

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Will discuss depending on Group size

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

TBA

Carpool Info: 

TBA

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
once payment for reservation is done, you will be responsible for the cost
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
TBA

EASY BACKCOUNTRY/ROCK LK., ALGONQUIN

Six nights. All welcome. Meet at Park Office. Campsite about hour from put-in. Easy put-in. Campsite on Rock Lake. I will not reserve site until I know I have participants. B.Y.O. food, gear, boat, tent. Remain at same site for six days. Daily activities include exploring, swimming, hiking, reading. socializing, photography, etc. No portaging involved. Three tents on site. NO HOME INTERNET SERVICE. CALL 519-855-9919, EVENINGS ONLY!!! HUS BAND WORKS NIGHTS, SLEEPS DAYS. THIS IS A LAND-LINE PHOINE

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rock Lake/ Algonquin
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:00
Registration Cut Off: 
July 30th
Event Duration: 
Six Nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
9
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above

Required Items to Bring: 

See above

Recommended Items to Bring: 

See above

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Hwy 11 to Hwy 60. Rock Lake near east end of Hwy. 60.

Carpool Info: 

NA

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
NA
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
519-855-9919 EVENINGS ONLY

Kipawa Explore

My eldest daughter has explored the Kipawa area and penciled in two good routes for me.
She tells me that the route minimizes portages and incorporates lots of long lakes.
I'm thinking a week long trip. Saturday to Saturday.

Let's see who signs up for the event and we will pick the length that folks are comfortable with.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Kipawa, Quebec
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
7/30/2017
Event Duration: 
8 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Capable of paddling 30 km /day, canoe camping skills
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Day 1 drive up and paddle in 1-2 hours
Day 2-7 paddle around and explore Kipawa
Day 8 paddle out and drive home

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe , safety and camping gear

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

I will send out to the group as the event solidifies

Carpool Info: 

I will send out to the group as the event solidifies

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up for the event if you are 100% sure you will attend.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434
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