Skills Clinics

Skills Clinics

Black Feather's Whitewater Clinics and Starter trips are a great way to get ready for your Nahanni trip. These options will allow you to brush up and improve your canoeing skills, review safety and rescues and ensure that you have the correct gear. 

Canoeing Clinics:

  • Whitewater Canoe Clinic - A 2 day clinic at Palmer Rapids concentrating on paddling skills and whitewater safety. Instruction is given at various levels. More info...
  • Canoe Tripping Clinic - A 2 day intermediate clinic to prepare you for a challenging northern river expedition. More info...
  • Western Whitewater Clinic - A 2 day clinic in British Columbia concentrating on paddling skills and whitewater safety. Instruction is given at various levels.  More info ...

Starter Trips:
One way to quickly gain experience and skills is to take a shorter guided Black Feather whitewater canoe trip. Some of our trips have a little more emphasis on skill development:

  • Petawawa River: 4 days - Skill Level 2. Summer river trip in Algonquin Park. A good trip to gain experience.
  • Dumoine River: 5, 6 or 7 days - Skill Level 1+to 2. Longer trips with more significant rapids. A special Family trip available.
  • Noire River: 5, 6 or 7 days - Skill Level 1+to 2. Longer trips with more significant rapids. A special Family trip available.
  • Upper Magnetawan River: 3 days - Skill Level 2. For those with previous experience - an early spring warm up trip with coaching in technical rapids. Excellent preparation for more challenging northern trips.
  • Lower Magnetawan River: 5 days - Skill Level 2. For those with previous experience - an early spring warm up trip with coaching in technical rapids. Excellent preparation for more challenging northern trips.

The two Magnetawan River trips can be combined for a longer trip.