The French/Restoule (7 days)
Take a trip back in time and follow this fur-trading route from hundreds of years ago. Starting at Restoule Lake, the trip heads west down the Restoule River, where it empties into the French River. Some of the best campsites in Hurontario’s tripping catalogue are featured on this route, including the incomparable Five Finger Rapids – always a highlight with the campers on this trip. The fishing is also incredible and there are some fun rapids to swim in and camp beside. This trip is an iconic Ontario canoe trip, offering wildlife, good fishing and few people other than trippers. The groups travel by boat, then van, both to arrive at the start and to finish the trip.
The Wanapitei/West Channel (7 days)
The maiden voyage down this route last summer was a big hit, with trippers enjoying a fun two days on the Wanapitei River en route to merging with the West Channel of the French on its way to northern Georgian Bay. An amazing campsite beside a fun set of rapids on the Wanapitei is the first rest stop on this trip that spills onto the fingerboards and one of the best sunset campsites around Whitefish Bay. Dallas Rapids is a fun swim spot, and the islands of the French River Provincial Park are an incredible backdrop for this fantastic canoe trip.
Killarney-Britt Sea Kayak Adventure (8 days)
Beginning in the shadows of the Lacloche Mountains, campers will paddle Hurontario’s fleet of seakayaks through the incredible landscape for Georgian Bay. Highlights include the amazing Fox islands, cruising the shoreline and exploring the inlets of Philip Edward Island; checking out the incredible Chicken Islands, and paddling through the fingerboards in French River Provincial Park. The campsites are unmatched, as is the scenery. The sunsets over the Bustard Islands offer one-of-a-kind photo ops and fishing will no doubt bring some delicious dinners. The trippers eventually head south along the shoreline of Georgina Bay, past Britt and into Naiscoot Inlet, where this unbelievable trip finishes up. The reviews from the last year’s trip, Hurontario’s first, were amazing!
The Magnetewan River (9 days)
Several years ago, the Government declared the Magnetewan River Basin a wildlife preserve. As a result, it is ideal for canoe trips. The trip on the Mag offers river and lake travel combined. There are several routes with varying degrees of difficulty. The scenery is spectacular, and the fishing is very good. The trippers paddle home through the 30,000 islands and enter the camp bay with beaming faces as they paddle with synchronized vigour to the centre of camp bay! In order to reach the Mag, a boat and van ride from the camp are required.