Flatwater

Come experience the thrill as a Voyageur

Now recruiting, for the summer of 2013, up to 12 stout hearted voyageurs (or wannabe voyageurs) to paddle back thru the mists of time, in a voyageur (34 foot Montreal) canoe down the (flatwater) stretch of the Ottawa River between Rapides-des-Joachims  (Swisha), Quebec down to Pembroke, Ontario.

This is a beautiful flatwater stretch of the river and covers 60 plus kilometres.  We can do this over 2 or 3 days.  We will need to reserve our rented voyageur canoe soon, in order to guarantee availability.  The cost of rental, including delivery and pick up, for 3 days is $820, (plus tax = $960) which split evenly amongst 12 paddlers would be $77.00 each ).  No paddling experience required but singing ability is a definite bonus along with some camping and camp cooking skills.  First-come-first served basis. UPDATE (Feb 28th) Based on initial responses our Boat (the same one that did the Cap-to-Cap trip last year) is now booked for the 3 day period July 19-20-21, 2013

The only limitation at this point is the availability of the boat which is during the period June 17 - 30th or July 5 - 29, 2013.  So if you are interested please contact trip facilitator (membership@raccc.ca) asap to register your interest, indicating all dates that you could be available to go, within the above time constraints.  Further timings and coordination details will be arranged via e-mail directly with those involved.