Paddling Killarney; Big Hike, Little Paddle

  • 19 Jul 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • 1611 Bell Lake Road, Killarney
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

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Paddling Trip Details
Paddling Title Killarney; Big Hike, Little Paddle
Date July 19 - July 23 / 2022
Registration Opens 8 weeks before the event (Car Camping or Wilderness)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Lise Sorensen & Anne Marchildon
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s) &
Trip Address 1611 Bell Lake Road
Body of Water Bell Lake
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
1611 Bell Lake Rd, Killarney
Arrival Time 3:00 PM at launch
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 6
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details n/a
Launch Conditions Sand and pebbles
Bathroom Facilities on Site None
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Comfortable forward stroke; Comfortable reverse stroke; Comfortable turning strokes; Able to perform assisted rescue as swimmer and rescuer *
Wind Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Light to Moderate; 15 kms/hour; Wind noticeably affects movement of the paddler
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Mild currents; Up to 2-3 kms/hour
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) No more than 3 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade B (Comfortable Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs $105.00 includes parking
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details
Self Reliant Trip
Must bring own kayak, paddling gear, camping gear, hiking gear & food
Appropriate Hiking Shoes & Water Supply for Hike
Intermediate Hikes with steep grades and uneven footing & scrambling.
Pace 4+ km per hour.
Pre Trip Meeting - Hike
Day 1 - Arrive at site, set up camp
Day 2 - Paddle back to launch, Drive to The Crack to Hike
Day 3 - Paddle Bell Lake & Balsam Lake - 30m Portage to enter Balsam Lake

Day 4 - Paddle to end of Bell Lake - Hike Silver Creek - Note: boats will be left unattended for this hike

Day 5 - Paddle and home
Directions: The Bell Lake access point is located on Bell Lake Road.
Can be found 38km west from Hwy69 on Hwy 637
Turn off is located on a sharp bend: however it is signed well in advance
Follow Bell Lake Rd approx. 8km north to a "T" , take a left at the fork
Will lead into a parking lot permit site.

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