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    So, i’m a kayaker but for the 50th birthday of my father, I’m planning to set up a little open-canoe camping trip with my brothers and my father. I’m the only one who have experiences in WW.

    I’m looking for a fun river, 2-3 days, within driving distance from montreal. Not too tough, maybe mostly R1-R2.

    Another thing, the only window of opportunity for this year would be beggining of october. Is it too cold ? water level wise?
    Or it can be in the spring next year.

    Any suggestions for a river (in october or spring), the trip or anything else are mostly welcome!!

    Thanks

    #19204
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    Hi !

    La noire et la Coulonge en Outaouais, 3.5 hrs drive from Mtl, classic rivers, both good for beginners, might be cold that time of year though.

    Enjoy !

    #19205
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    Madawaska River – Not sure what the level would be, but it’s a pretty river for first-timers… the water should still be warm enough that a swim would be a little unpleasant but not terrible… it’s a 2 day hike from palmer to griffith.

    3-3.5 hrs from MTl I’d guess.

    #19206
    tdotrider
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    The bottom half of the Petawawa in Algonquin Park should be a perfect fit for your trip. Plenty of class I & IIs and a couple IIIs (at most) that you can walk around.

    I’ve paddled the Pet with my father and sister three times and everyone had a great time. I’ve never been there later than mid-September but the water then was pretty low (still runnable though). The park has a shuttle service it runs that can drop you and your gear at whichever point you choose to enter and then leave your car at the bottom. The bottom half is an easier stretch than the top, and the scenery is just beautiful, great campsites too.

    Cheers,
    Tomer

    #19207
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    Wow thanks guys for the great replys so far.
    I’ll take a look a your suggestions.

    If someone has other suggestions, keep them coming!

    Thanks a bunch <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #19208
    dannyd_canoeyak
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    Up near North Bay. A good 2-3 day trip, with class 1/2 rapids. Beautiful Canadian Sheild scenery, and some visible glacial action on the bottom part. The early natives and fur traders used this river as a canoe route.

    Have a fun trip!

    #19209
    MIT
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    i would agree with above the pet is a great 2.5 to 3 day trip from
    Traverse to Macanus lakes (sorry about spelling). I have paddled
    it several time at thanksgiving. anything to big can be carried.
    i have seen absolute beginner come down the river (they shouldn’t of been there) and carry or line every rapid.

    #19210
    Peter Karwacki
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    I think all the suggestions are excellent: you might also consider paddling into a spot on a lake and then doing the return trip.

    Lac La Peche Blanche offers several sites like this.

    P

    #19211
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    "Peter Karwacki":7d1nrvod wrote:
    I think all the suggestions are excellent: you might also consider paddling into a spot on a lake and then doing the return trip.

    Lac La Peche Blanche offers several sites like this.

    P[/quote:7d1nrvod]

    Probably that my father’s wife would be pleased by that ; she’s so afraid of WW…and about everything else :lol: but I would still like a easy rapids so he can remember is trip from 30 so years ago!

    I’m now trying to cut a deal with is wife so she won’t be too nervous. Something organised, only 2 days. This is lame IMO but I have to deal with her, it’s her surprise… <img loading=” title=”Confused” />

    Was looking into Mont-Tremblant, looks like the kitty place of canoe camping. But i’ll sure keep your suggestions for next year when my dad asks for something a little bit more involving and fun!

    Thanks

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