The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

We offer open enrolment expeditions as well as custom trips at all three Award levels. An expedition with MHO Adventures is the perfect way to accomplish your goals for the Award Adventurous Journey.  Not only will you be an active participant and learn to lead the expedition but MHO Adventures is also available after your expedition to answer questions and support your learning. Our staff are keen to share their knowledge and experience and always look forward to our Award trips as an opportunity to connect with youth and expand their skill set. All Award trips need a minimum of 4 participants to run.

"May every drip of your paddle lead towards a rediscovery of yourself, of your canoeing companions, of the wonders of nature and of the unmatched physical and spiritual rapture made possible by the humble canoe - Pierre Elliot Trudeau"

GOLD – French River Canoe

The French River runs from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay, 105kms in total with several options to put-in and take-out from the river. It is now designated a Provincial Park, having a combination of scenic wilderness plus the convenience of modern commercial accommodation. Interconnecting lakes and gorges, rapids and swifts provide a wide variety of water routes, scenery and recreational activities. In addition to its provincial park designation, the French River has the added distinction of being nationally recognized as a Canadian Heritage River.

Travel by canoe is a challenge and you can be sure to spend time going over your gear and route to ensure a successful journey.  You will learn to overcome obstacles, how to lead your peers in an outdoor wilderness setting, and take advantage of each moment in one of Canada’s most popular canoeing destinations.

 

Start & Finish Location: Huntsville, ON Skill Level: Gold - Practice Journey and Qualifying Journey Duration: 6 day(s) Price: $1095 CAD + HST
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    15th July 2021 20th July 2021

    Everything was delightful !

    I would be terribly remiss if I didn't let you know what a truly wonderful time Bill and I had on our Missinaibi River Trip.  Everything was delightful - the beautiful river, the soul-refreshing serenity of the wilderness, our three highly competent, fun and caring guides Meredith, Ian and Bethany (who ultimately made us all feel bonded like family), the fabulous food, the trip the the Cree Village at Moose Factory, Michael and the trip to James Bay and finally the train ride from Hell on the Polar Bear Express.  The latter definitely gave us an unexpected adventure that added some final spice to the the mix.  I'm telling all my friends about what a great once-in-a-lifetime experience it was.  In some ways it feels like I dreamed it now that I am home and dealing with all the day-to-day stuff again, but I have the pictures to prove it was real and the memories to cherish.  Thank you so much for blessing our lives in such an unforgettable way.

     

    Trip Includes »

    • All food
    • Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
    • Group Canoeing gear as required
    • Professional guides
    • Safety Equipment
    • Park permits as required

    Not Included »

    • Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point – Pick up & Drop off can be arranged in Huntsville at the bus station – $15 return trip
    • Personal gear

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