Paddling The Massasauga Provincial Park Wilderness Long Weekend

  • 30 Jun 2022
  • 10:30 AM
  • 03 Jul 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Pete's Place Access Point, The Massasauga Provincial Park
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

Registration is closed
Paddling Title The Massasauga Provincial Park Wilderness Long Weekend
Date Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3
Registration Opens 8 weeks before the event (Car Camping or Wilderness)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Ed Brunato
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address The Massasauga Provincial Park, Massasauga Park Rd.

Body of Water Georgian Bay
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Pete's Place Access Point. The Massasauga Provincial Park
or nearby marina depending on Parks Ontario guidelines this year
Arrival Time 10:30:00 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
12:00:00 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 6
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details -
Launch Conditions Boat Ramp
Bathroom Facilities on Site BR Facilities at launch location, thunderbox at campsite
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 A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
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 A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 2 kms
Landing Type Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Pebble; more steep; sand bars
Landing Frequency Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) No more than 3 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 15 km
Overall Trip Rating Grade B (Comfortable Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Restaurant and Restaurant Address -
Trip Costs $82 per person;
The parking fees at launch location is not included in the registration price
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details 2 sites are booked in the 300s area;
3 tents per site; 1 person per tent unless with partner;
There is some cell reception in the interior;
Maps may be purchased at park office;
Participants to provide own gear, food and shelter;
Participants to pay for own parking at Pete's Place;
We will have a pre-planning meeting to discuss cooking, stoves, fuel, water filtration and car arrangements as per current covid restrictions

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