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Adventure Overview

Located in the North East corner of Algonquin Park, the Petawawa River has long been considered one of Ontario’s classic white water canoe routes. The perfect setting for a short whitewater trip. We will start our trip at Lake Traverse and paddle a section that is approximately 50km over 5 days navigating numerous exciting class 1 and 2 rapids.

The Petawawa is one of many tributaries that flow into the Ottawa River, and has been used by many travellers for thousands of years. Some living with the river and the land, others looking for an alternate route to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Huron for trade, recently used as part of the logging industry and to today where 100’s of recreational canoers come to enjoy the fun and splash rapids and camping beneath the pines.  

While this trip is excellent for any paddlers, it is also an amazing river to learn on. Our guides will teach you the whitewater skills you need to safely read and run rapids, and continue coaching you on various maneuvers throughout the entire trip. Cap this trip off with a fun 3km long class 1 rapid that is impossible not to love. 

We acknowledge that the Petawawa River flows through the traditional territories of the  Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Anishinabek Nations and is recognized under both the Williams (1923) and Robinson-Huron (Treaty 61, 1850) Treaties.  We recognize that we are visitors to this land. 

Upcoming Adventure Dates

Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024 Register Now

What's Included


  • Shuttle on Day 1
  • All meals (from Lunch Day 1 – Lunch Day 5)
  • Group equipment
  • Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and helmets
  • Professional guides
  • All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
  • Tents & Thermarests
  • 60L waterproof barrel for personal gear
  • Interior camping permits
  • Parking for duration of trip

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
  • Guide gratuities
  • Sleeping bag *available to rent