Black Feather’s “Canoe Tripping” clinic is designed to prepare paddlers with some previous experience for a significant expedition on our northern river canoe trips in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. The focus of this weekend is on whitewater maneuvers, safety techniques and river rescues, gear selection, outfitting, and rigging for wilderness river trips. You will learn how to work as an organized team – scouting, descending, and supporting each other in significant rapids.

Over the course of this weekend, you will receive professional instruction in a relaxed and enjoyable setting at the Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC). Situated right on the Madawaska River, MKC has been Canada’s premier school for whitewater kayaking over 40 years.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. May 27 - Sun. May 29, 2022 $780 CAD until Oct 31st, 2021* Book Now

What's included

Guides

Instructors

  • 5:1 ratio
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch
Equipment

Canoeing Equipment

  • 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
  • paddles, paddling helmets, PFDs (you may bring your own)
  • throw lines and other safety accessories
Safety

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • canoe rescue gear
Map

Local Transportation

  • transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from clinic
  • road transport from MKC to any put-in or take-out points required during the clinic
Camping

MKC Facilities

  • lounge
  • showers
  • washrooms
  • lodge accommodation