Paddling Franklin Island

  • 08 Sep 2023
  • 11 Sep 2023
  • 138 Snug Harbour Road, Carling ON, P0G1G0
  • 6


  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Franklin Island
Type of Trip Wilderness Trip
Date(s) Friday, September 8 to Monday, September 11
Registration Opens Wilderness camping - 8 weeks before the trip start date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) July 14
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Paul Leppik and Bob Annis
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s);
Trip Address 138 Snug Harbour Road, Carling ON, P0G1G0
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 Same as trip address
Arrival Time Before Launch 9:00 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 10:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 8
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Bathroom Facilities Portapotty
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 C (Intermediate) Steeper slope; narrower landing zone; rocky; slippery; OR Docks
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
Restaurant and Restaurant Address Gilly's Snug Harbour
Trip Cost $15 plus parking at Gilly's at paddler's own expense
Trip Cancellation Policy No refund unless your spot is filled from the waitlist, in which case a $5.00 processing fee will be charged. To cancel your trip at any point; you must email the Club Manager: or phone: 905 634 2012
Additional Trip Details Each paddler is responsible for their parking costs at Gilly's Marina paid in cash. Self reliant trip. Must bring kayak, safety gear, camping gear, cookware, food and drinks. Meals not included.

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