- 6:1 ratio
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. In early spring, the melting snows flood the river and make the route very challenging. Sometimes in August, however, there is too little water to paddle at all. Ah, but when the water is right, this is a great run.
We begin at Ahmic Lake and over three days, our route takes us west to Wahwashkesh Lake some 30 km downstream. The river drops over 60 metres in a series of rocky rapids during this short time. These rapids range from easy Class I to a few “heart-in-your-mouth” Class III runs. In between there are swifts, a few narrow lakes, and several short portages. This spring run is a super introduction to an upcoming summer season of paddling and makes for a great warm-up for any one of our northern canoe trips.
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|Sat. May 20 - Mon. May 22, 2023||$1,195 CAD||Trip Full|