2018 Flatwater Explore Dates

Wed, May 30th: 5:30-8:30pm - Negeek Lake and Conroy Marsh

Wed, June 6th: 5:30-8:30 - Little Mississippi Conservation Area

Wed, June 13th: 5:30-8:30 - Fraser Lake

Wed, June 20th: 8:00-11:00am : Summer Solstice on Lake Clear (south shore)

Wed, June 27th : 5:30-8:30pm - Conroy Marsh (rained out)

Wed, July 4th: 5:30-8:30pm Conroy Marsh

Wed, July 11: 5:30-8:30pm Little Mississippi and Conroy Marsh

Wed, July 18th: 5:30-8:30 Hinterland Beach and the Madawaska River

Wed, July 25th : 5:30-8:30 Negeek Lake and Conroy Marsh Conservation Area

Wed, August 1st : 5-8pm Moccasin Lake

Wed, August 15th: 5-8pm Little Mississippi

Wed, August  22nd : 5-8pm Raglan Lake Island Hop

Wed, August 29th: 5-8pm Long Long and Halfway Lake

Here we glide along in our canoes. Cast a line, take a swim, spot an otter, enjoy the breeze ..... perhaps a shore snack around a stone firepit.

Flatwater Explore is a paddle-season long series, visiting some of our favourite area wetlands, lakes and waterways, in the Lower Madawaska River Watershed. We aim to make exploring by canoe, accessible, affordable, safe and easy -

Meeting on-site, at the designated put-in & time, participants can expect to get of the vehicles, be outfitted (whistles, bailers, throwropes, paddles and lifevests) and board their waiting canoe. Enjoy paddling with the group, or feel free to embark on your own adventure, meeting back at a designated time, generally a 3 to 4 hour timeframe. Timing might vary, depending on the length of the excursion,  and adjusting also for the shortening days of August and September.


Please call ahead 613-758-2165 to confirm your seating reservations, directions, outfitting details, etc; space is limited.Cost: $20/per person.

Participants should come prepared with appropriate clothing for the weather. As this series is afternoon-evening, please bring along a flashlight, extra layers, snacks, water, swimwear and a safe place to keep your car keys.  Paddle Smart Review link

We hate to let the weather get us down - we watch the weather radar from Franktown, if we see that there is constant hard rain, lightning, or high winds, we may need to cancel. We always bring along a tarp or two, and watertight vessels for gear and cameras.  From experience, we find that often the radio stations can blow things out of proportion; paddling in light drizzle or intermittent sprinkles can be an amazing experience (with waterproof clothing, of course).

These excursions are for people with paddling experience; individuals requiring canoe lessons, please get in touch and we can make arrangements for introductory canoe lessons with a local instructor.