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White Water Canoe Tripping


For campers who are 15 or 16 years old, Hurontario offers the opportunity to experience the incredible fun of white water tripping. This program involves an excellent training course in the spring and then a choice of five AMAZING river trips, which vary from 10 to 21 days in length. These trips are very popular with senior campers and the numbers are limited. In the spring, senior campers will have the opportunity to choose one of these river trips or our senior northern outpost.

Coulonge/Noire River

The Coulonge River flows through the historic Upper Ottawa Valley and into the Ottawa River. Trippers paddle upstream on the Kipawa River and into the headwaters of the Coulonge River before heading downstream for some amazing rapids and incredible campsites, including Rapides Enrages and Chute a l’Ours.

This is an exciting river and lake trip on the Coulonge River from south of Lavaille Park in northern Quebec finishing at historic Fort Coulonge. Starting just north of North Bay and heading to the East, our trippers will pick up the headwaters of the Coulonge on approximately their 5th day and then spend the next 7 days navigating the exciting and beautiful white water of the Coulonge. To conclude this spectacular trip, campers spend a day with Canada’s number one rafting team, Esprit rafting, on the Ottawa River. (A $100 fee for this rafting is included).  July & August (16 days – Approx. cost $900.00 HST not incl.)

MissinaibiMissinaibi River

The Missinaibi River is an epic journey beginning just north of Lake Superior and finishing up in Moosonee on the shores of James Bay. Covering a distance of almost 800 kilometres, the trippers paddle, portage, and shoot tons of amazing rapids on their journey down this historic fur-trading route. Thunderhouse and Conjuring House Falls are the highlight of the trip, featuring a cliff-side campsite and incredible photo opportunities.

The trip concludes with a journey on the Polar Bear Express from Moosonee to Cochrane where the trippers are picked up and brought back to camp in fine style. (19 days – Approx. cost $1000.00 HST not incl.) JULY ONLY

whitewaterKesagami River

Paddle to James Bay! Travel along this amazing remote river, which is an untouched gem among Northern Ontario’s wilderness rivers. From north of the town of Cochrane by van, campers set their canoes into the swift waters of this river known for its magnificent scenery and challenging whitewater. The group then paddles some 200 km down the river’s navigable rapids to the shores of James Bay and up the mighty Moose River to Moosonee and Moose Factory, once a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. (19 days – Approx. cost $1000.00 HST not incl.) AUGUST ONLY