Algonquin Parkʼs Petawawa River is a wonderful run of Class 1 to III rapids. We’ll start with river running and safety instruction at Lake Travers, then head 50 km downstream to McManus Lake. Rocky rapids such as Crooked Chute, Rollway Rapids, and The Natch offer countless opportunities for excitement and challenge. With coaching and instruction from our excellent guides, your skills and confidence will grow throughout the expedition. Flowing eastward across the more remote top of the park, the Petawawa combines Algonquin wilderness and a challenging whitewater experience.

The earlier trip will find exciting high water, while August and September paddlers will enjoy a more relaxed river with warm water and lazy summer days.

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Click here to access a detailed trip package with an itinerary and a full list of inclusions and exclusions for our 4 day trip. For more information on our 5 day trip, click here. To access a recommended packing list, click here.

Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All trips listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Wed. Aug 28 - Sat. Aug 31, 2024 $1,995 CAD 4 day trip* Book Now
Tues. Sept 3 - Sat. Sept 7, 2024 $2,195 CAD 5 day trip* Book Now
Wed. Aug 27 - Sat. Aug 30, 2025 $2,195 CAD 4 day trip, until Oct 31* Book Now
Tues. Sept 2 - Sat. Sept 6, 2025 $2,395 CAD 5 day trip, until Oct 31* Book Now

Petawawa October 2020 with Black Feather

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch till the final day’s lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • 17’ Prospector expedition canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)

Local Transportation

  • transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip
  • van shuttle from McManus Lake to Lake Travers on Day 1

Park Fees

  • Algonquin Park camping fees, etc. include parking at our take-out point (McManus Lake) during the trip.