Petawawa River

Petawawa River

Many people are unaware that Algonquin Park contains a famous whitewater river - the Petawawa. Flowing eastward across the more remote top of the park, the Petawawa combines Algonquin wilderness and a challenging whitewater experience. Our canoe trip is a fun 50 km, 4 day run from Traverse Lake down to McManus Lake. The earlier trip will find exciting high water. August paddlers will enjoy a more relaxed river with warm water and lazy summer days.

If you have some whitewater experience then either choice is a chance for you to enjoy an Algonquin wilderness getaway with a group of like minded paddlers. Skill Level II.

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level:
2019 - 4 Days
Dates Trip Fee
Jul 02 to Jul 05
Aug 24 to Aug 27
What is Included: 

• excellent meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 4 lunch
• snacks
Canoeing Equipment
• 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
Camping Equipment
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
Local Transportation
• transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip
• van shuttle from McManus Lake to Lake Travers on Day 1
Park Fees
• Camping fees, etc. include parking at our take-out point (McManus Lake) during the trip.


Trip Departure

Petawawa, Ontario