Paddling Intro to Backcountry Camping - The Massasauga Provincial Park

  • 22 Jul 2023
  • 24 Jul 2023
  • Massasauga Park Rd, The Archipelago
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Intro to Backcountry Camping - The Massasauga Provincial Park
Type of Trip Wilderness Trip
Date(s) Saturday, July 22 to Monday, July 24
Registration Opens Wilderness camping - 8 weeks before the trip start date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) May 27, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Dorothy Rideough and Lise Sorensen
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 10:00 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 11:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 8
Boat Rental Available Yes
Boat Rental Details Contact Leader
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 B (Comfortable Beginner) Light to Moderate; 15 kms/hour; Wind noticeably affects movement of the paddler
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Waves up to 2 feet; Small breaking waves Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered 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
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle To be determined
Trip Cost The bargain price of $13 per participant
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 This trip is designed for the novice paddler who would like to try back country camping for the first time.
All participants must have completed at least one full day trip prior to this weekend and be prepared to paddle 3-4 hours per day (with breaks).
Parking is not included on this trip and must be paid upon arrival.

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