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ONTARIO’S GREAT GETAWAYS: Paddle the Petawawa Photo: Scott MacGregor

Combining Algonquin Wilderness With a Challenging Whitewater Experience

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The Trip at a Glance

Adventure Provider: Black Feather – the wilderness adventure company
Trip Type: Guided Whitewater Canoe Trip
Length: 4 days
When: June 30 to July 3 or August 21 to 24, 2015
Trip Fee: $1,095 CDN + HST
Trip Rendezvous: Petawawa, ON 

Flowing eastward across the more remote part of Algonquin Park, the Petawawa River combines Algonquin wilderness and a challenging whitewater experience.

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This trip is a fun 50 km, 4 day run from Traverse Lake down to McManus Lake.

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

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If you have some whitewater experience, then either choice is a chance for you to enjoy an Algonquin wilderness getaway with a group of like-minded paddlers. 

Whats Included

Full guiding and outfitting, canoes and meals.

About the Guides

The team of Black Feather guides and instructors is exceptional. Most are Canadians with a strong background of canoe tripping and wilderness travel. They are certified by recognized accreditation bodies (e.g. Red Cross, CRCA, etc.) and they take part in annual, formal in-depth training programs. Your safety is their prime concern. They are confident, light hearted and welcoming.  

Getting There

Paddlers will meet in Petawawa then will travel to the put-in for the trip.

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About the Adventure Provider  


For over 40 years, Black Feather has provided memorable paddling trips on Canada’s wilderness rivers, lakes and fjords. Our highly experienced and scrupulously trained guides are knowledgeable about the wilderness ecosystems, environments and safety. We use top quality expedition gear for every trip. Black Feather is the recent recipient of a number of Tourism Awards, for providing outstanding service.

Don’t Miss

This exciting whitewater canoe clinic is located approximately 2 hours north of Ottawa, Canada’s Capital Region, where there is plenty to see and do before or after your adventure. 

Close to Petawawa in the Ottawa Valley, you can explore Ontario’s natural underground at Bonnechere Caves, where you can take a guided tour to explore fossils and bat habitats.

Enjoy locally sourced food, drink and musical talent at the Whitewater Brewing Company in Foresters Falls on the Ottawa River.

Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.

For regional travel information, visit Ontario’s Highlands.




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