Tag: Canada

  • Location – Petite-Nation River – whitewater canoe

    The Petite-Nation River is located in Québec, Canada, originating in the Laurentians and ending in the Ottawa (Outaouais) River. The river is approx 97km in length with the flow being controlled. The river has a series of falls and rapids including the falls just before Plaisance (chutes de Plaisance) near the Ottawa River which is […]

  • Trip Report – 20-23 Aug 2010 – Coulonge River

    Trip Report – 20-23 Aug 2010 – Coulonge River

    This was my first (and only as of 2022) trip down the Coulonge river. The Coulonge, Noire and Dumoine are tributaries of the Ottawa river, in the same area and good for whitewater oriented trips. For this trip we had 12 participants: Burg, Gibe, Wissell, Sylvain, Val, Master Trooper (Dan), Dan’s father, Julien, Marty B, […]

  • Trip Report – 16 July 2022 – Petite-Nation River at 14.2m3/s

    Trip Report – 16 July 2022 – Petite-Nation River at 14.2m3/s

    Another great trip down the Petite Nation. For me, this was the first whitewater of the year having finally been cleared for action after my hip replacement. We we also officially breaking in our new Esprit Canyon (Burger used it before since I was not cleared) and I was breaking in my new paddle I […]

  • Trip Report – 21-22 May 2022 -Rivière du Sourd

    (In progress) Trip down the Rivière du Sourd in the Réserve Faunique Papineau-Labelle (north of Ottawa on the Québec side) May 21st and 22nd 2022. We ran this river a couple times before in early spring when there is enough water, not sure how the conditions are later in the season. Unfortunately I was not […]

  • Trip Report – 9 to 13 Jul 2010 – Dumoine River

    Trip Report – 9 to 13 Jul 2010 – Dumoine River

    Another wonderful trip down the Dumoine river, with a bit of a more experienced group with most of us having done the river the year prior. For this trip we were 8 participants (Sunshine, Burger, Gibe, Val, Seb, Sylvain, Wissell with Eric L. joining us) in 4 canoes and wanted to see just how far […]

  • Trip Report – Raisin River Canoe Race 2015

    Trip Report – Raisin River Canoe Race 2015

    The Raisin River Canoe race is an annual event that takes place in high water (April). It spans 30km from St. Andrews to Williamstown and has a few rapids (which can be portaged) . It is a staggered start with the objective to be the fastest boat to complete the trip. Various categories are available […]

  • Trip Report – 27 Jun to 1 Jul 2009 – Dumoine River

    Trip Report – 27 Jun to 1 Jul 2009 – Dumoine River

    Another first for me on this trip, canoe-camping and white water canoeing all wrapped in one! For this trip we were a fairly large group with 10 participants in 5 canoes (Wissell, Marty B, Sylvain, Seb, Burger, Val, Ben, Van, Gibe and Sunshine) and decided to tackle the Dumoine River on a 5 day trip. […]

  • Trip Report – Frontenac October 2-4 2009

    This was a short camping weekend in Frontenac Provincial park near Kingston Ontario. Frontenac is a very nice park for hikes with interesting hydrology. It is always very interesting when you “hike up” to a lake. On this particular trip, we were picking up one of our friends at a nearby train station as he […]

  • Trip Report -18 Jul 2021- Petite-Nation River @28m3/s

    Trip Report -18 Jul 2021- Petite-Nation River @28m3/s

    After a few years of not running much whitewater (young kids, pandemic etc.) we found a date that works and headed out early for a daytrip on the Petite-Nation. In this case, we couldn’t find any other takers (or those that could had to drop out last minute) so we headed out each in our […]

  • Trip Report – 28 Aug 2021 – Petite-Nation River @5.5m3/s

    A 2nd trip this year down the Petite-Nation river (first one here). This time my dad (Bernard) came along who had not done any rapids since the Mattawa trip we did back in 2009! This was to take a bit of rust off and see where my dad would stand while planning out trip to […]