The Spanish River Getaway offers paddlers beautiful scenery, an ever-changing landscape, few portages 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’s “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 at The Forks. From there, four and a half days’ worth of paddling, portaging, rapid scouting and rapid running await you.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sat. July 20 - Wed. July 24, 2024 $2,295 CAD Book Now
Sat. July 19 - Wed. July 23, 2025 $2,295 CAD Book Now

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio

Trail Meals

  • all meals & snacks from Day 1 Lunch to Day 5 Lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, helmets (you may bring your own)
  • throw lines and other safety accessories

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘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