Whitewater Clinic

Whitewater Clinic

WHITEWATER CANOE CLINIC -- Learn the paddling techniques, river reading and safety skills to enjoy canoe tripping on a wild river. In just 2 days, the rapids that were a barrier to the best places for wilderness canoeing will become your new playground. Our expert wilderness guides will teach you a paddling style designed to let you safely descend rapids in a loaded tandem tripping canoe. We’ll try out some more flamboyant moves just for fun.

Our classroom is Palmer Rapids - a popular spot on the Madawaska River in Eastern Ontario. There is a short, simple set of rapids to practice new skills and a longer more complex set for developing our new techniques. You can camp right at the site or stay at a local lodge or motel nearby. Saturday night’s dinner is provided along with canoes, paddling gear, instruction and camping fees. Many participants use this clinic as a whitewater warm up before one of our Arctic canoeing expeditions but no previous experience is required.

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level:
2019 - 2 Days
Dates Trip Fee
May 25 to May 26
Jun 08 to Jun 09
Jun 22 to Jun 23
What is Included: 

Instructors 5:1 ratio
Group Equipment
• whitewater canoes, throw lines, and other safety accessories
• paddles, paddling helmets, PFDs (you may bring your own)
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.

Dinner on Saturday Night
Saturday Night Camping / Day-Use Fees

• guides, group gear, canoes, and equipment to and from trip rendezvous


Trip Departure

Palmer Rapids, Ontario