*NEW* Spanish River - Bannerman Creek

*NEW* Spanish River - Bannerman Creek

The Spanish River offers paddlers beautiful scenery, an ever-changing landscape, few portages and and some great whitewater challenges. The river flows from its headwaters at Biscotasing and Duke Lakes, the two upstream branches joining at the Forks, then flowing on to empty into the North Channel of Lake Huron. The Ontario government “Lands for Life” process has named the Spanish River a Provincial Waterway Park, encompassing a narrow strip of land along both shores of the river. The exclusion of logging, mining, hydro and other large scale exploitive activities help ensure the preservation of this great wild river paddling destination.

On this Spanish River trip, you will meet the group in Cartier, Ontario. After a van shuttle to the river, four and a half days’ worth of paddling, portaging, rapid scouting and rapid running await you, as well as great fishing, wildlife viewing and camaraderie in the company of new and old friends.

This adventure is suitable for those with previous whitewater paddling experience and it is a great warm-up trip for those embarking on a longer northern canoe trip later this year, or next. If the timing of this trip isn’t right for you, check out our Spanish River trip on the West Branch in July!

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 3
Dates Trip Fee
May 30, 2021 to June 03, 2021 $1,595.00 CAD
What is Included: 
  • Guides - 5:1 ratio
  • Trail Meals  
    • excellent meals & snacks from Day 1 Lunch to Day 5 Lunch
  • Canoeing Equipment:
    •  17’ Prospector expedition canoes
    •  paddles, PFD, helmets (you may bring your own)
    •  throw lines and other safety accessories
  •  Camping Equipment:
    •  tents - free standing custom expedition dome tents
    •  ‘kitchen’ - tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
    •  dry bags and containers for food and group equipment
  • Safety Equipment:
    •  first aid and repair kits
    •  canoe rescue gear
    •  communications equipment (satellite phone)
  • Local Transportation:
    •  transportation of guides, group gear, canoes etc to and from trip
    •  van shuttle from to the put in on Day 1
    • van shuttle from the take out back to your car at the end of the trip
  • Provincial Park Fees

Trip Location



Trip Rendezvous Point: Cartier, ON