Since 1972, Black Feather has introduced thousands of paddlers to the fun and excitement of whitewater canoeing. We primarily teach a style of paddling designed to let you safely descend rapids in a loaded, tandem, tripping canoe. We’ll also try out a few more adventurous moves, just for fun. With whitewater skills, a whole new world of wilderness travel is open to you.

This program is the perfect opportunity for you to get out on a shorter trip and experience camping in a guided environment. Perfect for those who are interested in going on a longer, Northern trip, you will gain the camping, paddling and safety skills to enjoy being out on the river. to be comfortable on with setting up your tent, working out the kinks in your packing system, packing and unpacking a boat, The program is designed to provide excellent instruction in a relaxed and enjoyable setting moving down the Madawaska River.

Want to Learn More?

Click here to access a detailed trip package with an itinerary and a full list of inclusions and exclusions. To access a recommended packing list, click here.

Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Mon. June 9 - Thurs. June 12, 2025 $1,295 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's Included


  • 6:1 Ratio


  • all meals & snacks from Day 1 dinner to Day 4 lunch

Paddling Equipment

  • whitewater canoes, throw lines, and other safety accessories
  • paddles, paddling helmets, PFDs (you may bring your own)

Local Transportation

  • transportation of guides, group gear, canoes etc to and from trip
  • shuttle from the take out back to your car at the end of the trip

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘Kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
  • dry bags and containers for food and group equipment