Paddling 16 Mile Creek Mid Week Rec Paddle

  • 31 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Busby Park Area (Randall & Front St), parking lot below bridge
  • 3


  • Registration opens two weeks before the paddle.
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in up to two club events before joining and must meet the skill level requirements for the paddle.

Registration is closed
Paddling Title 16 Mile Creek Mid Week Rec Paddle
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Wednesday, May 31
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) May 17, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Dorothy Rideough, Bob Annis, Ed Brunato
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),,
Trip Address Busby Park Area (Randall & Front St) parking lot below bridge
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water 16 Mile Creek
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location Public boat launch under the Randall Street bridge.
Arrival Time Before Launch 6:00 PM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 6:30 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Bathroom Facilities None
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring 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
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
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 A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
Restaurant and Restaurant Address Justino's Pizza, 125 Kerr Street Oakville, ON, L4K3A4, 905-338-8297
Trip Cost $0, Parking lot fee required.
Trip Cancellation Policy N/A
Additional Trip Details

Casual paddle up and back 16 Mile Creek. Dress for cold immersion. Plan is to not go out onto the Lake Ontario. Open to sea and recreational kayaks. Bring own water and snacks for while on the water.

(4) demo boats (along with pfd’s/ paddles, and safety equipment) will be available.

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