4 Days
Duration
Ottawa Valley
Location
Jun-Oct
Dates

Algonquin Park is home to one of the most spectacular and easily accessible white-water rivers in Canada; The Petawawa. Long considered a classic route for canoes, the Petawawa offers stunning scenery, deep gorges, the “Natch” campsite (the surrounding cliffs of which were the subject of a Tom Thomson painting) and frequent encounters with wildlife. The Petawawa cuts across the remote northeastern tip of the park and flows southeast towards its confluence with the Ottawa River. Our four day, fully guided canoe trip will take us from Lake Traverse to McManus Lake. This stretch of river offers class 1-3 whitewater which provides ideal opportunities to develope your whitewater skills. Unparalleled for its wildlife and scenery, the Petawawa River provides the best of Algonquin wilderness with a fun, challenging whitewater experience.

Availability & Costs

Dates 2018AdultsYouths (7-11)
June 20-24, July 25-28, Aug. 22-25, Sept. 19-22$600$400
Custom dates available on request (min. 4 pax)

Itinerary

Day 1

1

7:00 am

Breakfast
2

7:45 am

Meet your guides and fellow paddlers for a pre-trip briefing and packing
3

9:00 am

Depart for the river
4

10:30 am

Petawawa River
5

12:15 pm

Lunch
6

1:00

Continue canoeing on the Petawawa
7

4:00

Make camp at Little Thompson rapid
8

Evening

Camp, dinner, relax

Day 2 

1

8:00 am

Breakfast
2

9:00 am

Break Camp
3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canoeing from Little Thompson rapid to the Natch. Great whitewater instructional day!
4

4:00 pm

Make camp at the Natch
5

Evening

Camp, dinner, relax

Day 3

1

8:00 am

Breakfast
2

9:00 am

Break Camp
3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canoeing from the Natch, through Schnooner and 5 mile rapids
4

4:00 pm

Make camp near Smith Lake
5

Evening

Camp, dinner, relax

Day 4

1

8:00 am

Breakfast
2

9:00 am

Break Camp
3

9:30 am

Paddle to take out on McManus Lake
4

12:00 pm

Lunch at take out & load equipment
5

1:00 pm

Drive back to Esprit (arrive mid-afternoon ~ 3:00 pm)

Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

What's included in your adventure

The Petawawa 4-Day trip includes
4 days of canoeing
1 night camping at Esprit's lodge
3 night camping on the river
4 breakfasts, 4 riverside lunches, 3 dinner
All safety and paddling equipment
Internationally certified guides
Local transportation
Complimentary après canoeing beverage
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

OptionsDetailsAmount
AccommodationHostel Upgrade for arrival night at Esprit:$15.00/night
Additional AccommodationCamping(bring your own tent)$15.00/night
Platform Tent Rental$30.00/night
Hostel$30.00/night
Additional MealsBreakfast$10.00
Lunch$15.00
Dinner$25.00
Emergency Evacuation InsuranceEsprit and Air Medic ground and air$5.00/per/day contact us for group rates

What you should bring with you for the day

All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you. Therefore, all you need to bring with you are some personal items to help make your trip even more enjoyable. We recommend that you bring a pair of shoes or sandals to wear on the river (they will get wet!), 1 pair of shoes for camp, your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, 1 warm sweater (fleece or wool), 1 long pair of pants (quick dry, fleece or wool), 1 waterproof jacket and pants, 1-3 pairs of socks (wool or fleece), personal toiletries, towel, sleeping bag, sleeping pad (thermarest or foam).

Testimonials

Hear what others have to say about this trip:

“Just want to say thanks so much for a really brilliant week canoeing in Canada! It was LOVELY!!!”
Kate & Lisa

 

“J’ai adore ma journée! Merci beaucoup!” – “I loved my trip! Thanks very much!”
Marianne

 

“Thank you for making this trip so memorable!”
Stefanie

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