Canoe the Wild Agawa Canyon
We offer a reduced rate of $98 for our trip guests for accommodations around the trip.
The most spectacular of Lake Superior’s rivers, the Agawa River flows 30 kilometres through a dramatic Canadian Shield landscape. It provides nearly continuous whitewater, from easy to intermediate, interspersed with portages around waterfalls and canyon narrows.
This guided and fully outfitted trip is designed for canoeists with good flatwater skills and some whitewater experience who are looking to become more competent moving water trippers. You’ll practice how to safely paddle a tandem canoe in moving water and enjoy some of the most scenic and historic paddling in Ontario. It’s also perfect for experienced whitewater paddlers wishing to practice skills in a spectacular environment.
We begin on Friday afternoon with a group stroke review on the Michipicoten River near our Lake Superior paddling centre. On Saturday morning, we catch the Algoma Central Railway, a historic line that once carried the Group of Seven and Bill Mason into the wilderness. We’ll disembark at Canyon Station for two days of whitewater instruction and enjoyment.
You will have plenty of time to learn how to read whitewater rapids and practice maneuvers like eddy turns and ferries under the watchful eye of your experienced guide. All rapids have portages for those looking for a less exciting adventure.