Over the course of 50 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants! Join us this season for an incredible adventure - challenge yourself, make new friends, experience something new, laugh and create great memories.

Overview

Ontario's Magnetawan River drains the western side of Algonquin Park into Georgian Bay. The "Mag" is a less-well-known whitewater river for paddlers as the water levels are suitable for canoeists for only part of the year - but, when the water is right, this is a great run. Our Black Feather trip "puts in" at Wahwashkesh Lake. Our four-day route takes us west - towards Georgian Bay. The river drops over 65 metres in a series of rocky rapids.
These range from easy Class 1 rapids to a few "heart-in-your-mouth" Class 3 runs. In between there are swifts, a few narrow lakes, and several short portages. The focus of the trip is on improving your whitewater skills in these technical rapids. The guides will help with your technique, maneuvers, and river-reading skills. You'll become more confident with experience and coaching as we paddle Canal Rapids, Three Snye Rapids, and Thirty Dollar Rapids. At night we'll prepare great meals around the campfire and re-tell stories of the day's adventures. Finally, on the last afternoon, we'll float under the Highway 69 bridge and take out at the River Haven Resort where your cars will be waiting. This is a great trip for intermediate and advanced whitewater canoeists. Note: The Lower Magnetawan River trip can be combined with the Upper Magnetawan River trip, which allows you to paddle the entire 7-day route.
Starting at
$1295 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • This trip can be combined with the Upper Magnetawan River trip
  • $100 discount for those registered on both trips
  • excellent meals
  • Canoeing equipment included

Over the course of 50 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants! Join us this season for an incredible adventure - challenge yourself, make new friends, experience something new, laugh and create great memories.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class III

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 4 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Advanced

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

What Guests Are Saying

The best parts were the food and the whitewater instruction ... I improved my skills yet again!

- Cathy, Ontario, Canada
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Our Team

Our team is ready to work with you, from your first call to the office or online booking, all the way to the expedition's final day. We know how to take care of the details so you can just relax and enjoy an incredible experience in some of the most amazing places on earth! With 50 years of experience you know you are in good hands.

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Our Team

Our team is ready to work with you, from your first call to the office or online booking, all the way to the expedition's final day. We know how to take care of the details so you can just relax and enjoy an incredible experience in some of the most amazing places on earth! With 50 years of experience you know you are in good hands.

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Our Services

Black Feather provides exceptional wilderness adventure holidays for individuals and small groups. We specialize in remote, northern expeditions - from sea kayaking in Greenland to basecamping on the arctic ice at the floe edge, to hiking across incredible tunda and canoeing Canada's wildest and most beautiful rivers, we have the trip for you!

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Our Services

Black Feather provides exceptional wilderness adventure holidays for individuals and small groups. We specialize in remote, northern expeditions - from sea kayaking in Greenland to basecamping on the arctic ice at the floe edge, to hiking across incredible tunda and canoeing Canada's wildest and most beautiful rivers, we have the trip for you!

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Equipment & Outfitting

Black Feather is a leader in gear innovation - many of the items you see in use today were conceived by us! We update our trip equipment constantly, and as our guides come up with better and more streamlined systems we adapt them into our program. You can feel safe and well-taken care of with equipment that supports you in the wilderness!

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Equipment & Outfitting

Black Feather is a leader in gear innovation - many of the items you see in use today were conceived by us! We update our trip equipment constantly, and as our guides come up with better and more streamlined systems we adapt them into our program. You can feel safe and well-taken care of with equipment that supports you in the wilderness!

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