Paddling Massasauga Provincial Park Wilderness Trip Canada Day Long Weekend

  • 30 Jun 2023
  • 03 Jul 2023
  • Massasauga Park Rd, The Archipelago
  • 5


  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

Paddling Title Massasauga Provincial Park Wilderness Trip Canada Day Long Weekend
Type of Trip Wilderness Trip
Date(s) Wednesday, June 30 to Saturday July 3
Registration Opens Wilderness camping - 8 weeks before the trip start date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) May 5, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Ed Brunato, Ken Besser and Liz Brunato
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),,
Trip Address Massasauga Park Rd, The Archipelago, ON P0G 1G0
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water Georgian Bay
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
Arrival Time Before Launch 11:00 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 12:00 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 9
Boat Rental Available No
Bathroom Facilities Bathroom facilities on location
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 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 C (Intermediate) No more than 5 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 15 km
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
Trip Cost $39.00
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full.
No refund unless your spot is filled from the waitlist.
To cancel your trip at any point; you must email the Club Manager:
Additional Trip Details Parking is not included

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