*NEW* Spanish River - West Branch

*NEW* Spanish River - West Branch

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 Biscotasi and Duke Lakes, the two upstream branches joining at the Forks, then goes 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.

Beginning in Sudbury, you will meet your group and guides and hop on the historical “Budd Car” to start your journey down the Spanish River’s West Branch. From there, seven 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 some previous whitewater paddling experience, however a fit and adventurous novice will be able to enjoy this trip too. If the timing of this trip isn’t right for you and you are up for a little more river-running excitement, check out our Spanish River Bannerman Creek run in the springtime!

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 1
Dates Trip Fee
July 31, 2021 to August 07, 2021 $2,625.00 CAD
What is Included: 
  • Guides - 5:1 ratio
  • Trail Meals  
    • excellent meals & snacks from Day 1 Lunch to Day 6 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:
    •  Budd Car train ticket (Sudbury to Spanish River starting point)
    •  transportation of guides, group gear, canoes etc to and from trip
    •  shuttle from the take out back to your car at the end of the trip
  • Provincial Park Fees

Trip Location

Trip Rendezvous Point: Sudbury, ON