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I have a small kayak and have enjoyed paddling along the Toronto waterfront. I would like to find like minded paddlers to join me. We could put our boats in at various locations and enjoy a leisurely journey past such places as Ontario Place, Palace Pier, The Boulevard Club, the Humber River, the Leslie Street Spit and Toronto Island. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get out on the water without leaving the city and see Toronto from a new perspective. Of course we are not limited to the Toronto waterfront and could meet west, east and north of the city. The purpose of this group was initially for leisure paddles however many avid kayakers have joined so now we have a mix of interests and abilities. Members wishing to go paddling should be properly equipped according to boat safety laws, have some experience paddling and join any events at their own risk. As organizer I welcome new members and answer questions from time to time. I do not screen members and do not oversee or take responsibility for any events that are posted.

I would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to The Complete Paddler, Canada's largest paddling company servicing the Toronto area. The Complete Paddler has stepped forward as the sponsor for our group! This means that The Complete Paddler will generously be paying for our installments each six months to Meetup.com. To date the installments have been $115 Cdn twice a year. Please look on our Discussions page for more information about The Complete Paddler!

Thanks! Dale

Upcoming events (5+)

afternoon paddle at Minesing swamp

minesing wet lands

With any luck winter will be over and we will have a nice day this is a nice flat water paddle good for canoes but kayaks work there too. from Barrie go west on Dunlop St. to George Johnston Rd. north to the parking lot at Willow creek. min. two cars needed to set up the shuttle. from put in to take out is about 4-5 hours you start on Willow creek paddle down to the big open swamp then use the nottawasaga river to get to the take out no car pool just drive to the put in there is parking there cost free no boat rental at put in you need to bring one with you

day Two paddle of the Gibson McCrea loop

up the 400 past Barrie to turn off 168 Crooked Bay west under the 400 north into McCrea lake parking

Canoe or kayak, I'll most likely be in a canoe. This is a two day, with one night camping by the river. There is some fast water in the Gibson river some most years it is too rocky to run, so it is a lift over or rope through or run . We start at the McCrae parking lot. Paddle UNDER the 400 HWY, up the McDonald river to 6 mile lake. across 6 mile to Dead man creek (a name that doesn't instill confidence) the creek takes us to Gibson lake. paddle the lake to the Gibson river and follow the river to Georgian Bay, follow the east shore of Bone Island (who names these places) portage back into McCrae lake and paddle back to our cars. No there is no boat rental at the put in. You need to bring a boat with you, a tent, food & sleeping bag etc. Cost is free, this is crown land! To get there drive up the 400 HWY past Barry, keep on the 400 past port Severn, look for the turn off to Crocked bay. 168 take that off ramp now go "under" the 400, turn right onto the south bound on-ramp, look for the "left" down to the parking lot.

May long 3 day two nights on wolf lake QE11 canoeing with more than one portage

the put in is Devils lake from here we will work our way to Wolf lake camp there till Monday then see if we can find our way back to the cars find any maps of this area you like this is crown land so free bring your own food and gear and a canoe could come in handy NOTE there may be a bug or two out by May Long 1126 Devils Lake Rd, Minden Hills, ON

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 May 25th & 26th 2019

Sunnyside Beach

This Paddle Canada Skill level 1 kayaking 2 day certification course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for day-long kayaking trips in remote settings. The course is crucial if you are planning on doing more remote trips or paddling on larger bodies of water away from shore. Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge. Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from Paddle Canada certifying that you have achieved a Level 1 certification! You do not need prior kayak experience for this course. Skills Covered Under Paddle Canada Kayaking Level 1 Bow rescue Unassisted re-entry Assisted re-entry Towing Communication/signals Forward stroke Brace low/high Sweep Draw Stern rudder Edge control Course Information Date: Saturday July 21st & July 22th 2018 Time: 9am - 6pm both days Location: Sunnyside Beach, Toronto Cost $249.00 (The Lowest Cost For A Level 1 In The GTA). To book this course you can either book online https://www.completepaddler.ca/courses/lake-course/9367/ or call (416)[masked]. You need to book in advance for this course. What to bring Bring clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm when wet (synthetic or wetsuit is best!) as well as a towel. If you require goggles, noseplugs, or any other accessories to be comfortable in the water - bring them! Lastly, don't forget your hat and sunscreen and a lunch or snacks. If you need to rent a kayak and gear for this course you need to call (416)[masked]

Past events (225)

Paddle the Credit River

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