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Massasauga Canoe Trip (8/8/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the TOC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Massasauga Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Aug 8 2017, Wed, Aug 9 2017, Thu, Aug 10 2017, Fri, Aug 11 2017  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 6 2015 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration: 4 days, 3 night
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Kevin J
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Member Cost:$45.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 19 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Explore the rugged beauty of Massasauga Provincial Park.

Massasauga Provincial Park is an archipelago of islands situated on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, south of Parry Sound, Ontario. The park covers 13,050 hectares of Georgian Bay's shoreline and is accessible only by water. Granite outcrops, dotted with wind sculpted white pines, will set the stage as we make our way through the park's small inland lakes and waterways.

This is going to be a relatively mellow trip with breathtaking scenery, enjoying the beauty of the Canadian Shield.

We will drive to Massasauga on tuesday morning and make a pit stop to pick up our permits and canoes. We will begin our trip at the Three Legged Lake access pointand camp at: # 1. 200 - Inner Bay #2. 25 - Spider-Clear L. 3#. 6 - Spider-Clear L. After setting up camp we can spend the rest of the day either exploring the Lakes or head out to wide open Georgian Bay and explore the narrows around it. We will paddle back to Three Legged Lake access point, and drive back to Toronto on Friday afternoon.

We'll need drivers for carpooling and transporting the canoes to and from the outfitter. People who are willing to drive may be given priority.

You are responsible for reserving your own canoes, if you need advice feel free to ask me.


You must have strong basic paddling skills and previous paddling experience

You must have overnight, backcountry camping experience. You must have the necessary backcountry gear to participate (some common gear and tent sharing is possible). If you do not own something, be prepared to rent,borrow or buy it well in advance of the trip.

You must be comfortable paddling in a canoe for several hours straight and able to carry 40lbs, plus a canoe along a portage.

If I am not familiar with your backcountry/paddling background, please enter SPECIFIC details of your experience in the “notes” section when registering (ie: distance, length of trip, location, certifications etc. Something to give me a strong indication you can manage on this trip).

Planning and arrangements will be made via email. Please respond in a timely manner, or you will be dropped from the trip.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Sleeping bag plus pad
  • Appropriate clothing/layers including rain gear
  • Sunscreen, insect repellant and other personal toiletries
  • Food, snacks, 2L (at least) water containers
  • Backpack or canoe pack
  • Other items such as tents and stoves to be allocated at a pre-trip meeting
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):500Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 AM
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $100.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Saturday, January 20, 2018). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

TOC rules state that we must wear a PFD at all times when on the water. This is a damn good rule..failure to do so will result in ... TOC exec...frowning..hard..
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Cost includes $15 per night 3 night for adult camping fee only. Food, carpool, taxes, extra parking permits, reservation fees and canoe and transport kit rental are extra All extra costs will be shared.

Expect to pay for camp fees, your canoe rental( that you are entirely expected to arrange), carpool,parking, firewood and a stop over at a restaurant that the group collectively decides to go to and any other incidentals you personally may incur along the way
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the TOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

There is no partial attendance on this trip or meeting at the event.