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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: Franklin Island
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 22 2018, Sat, Jun 23 2018, Sun, Jun 24 2018  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 21 2018 8:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2 nights -friday morn to sun night
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Kevin J
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


please regularily check your junk/spam boxes for messages from me or TOC regarding this trip. It seems that everytime I send out an email through the TOC site it goes straight to junk mail


June 22,23,24 This is a three day trip for experienced TOC paddlers.. Franklin Island is a picturesque spot on Georgian Bay with spectacular sunsets! We will depart from Toronto early Friday am pick up our canoes and head to Snug Harbor to drop in. We will paddle about 1-2 hours to the southern tip of Franklin Island and up a bit North where we will set up camp on crown land at an area called Regatta Bay. We will then s decide to go off to explore the many inland lakes and rivers on the west side of the island possibly doing a few quick portages on our journey. Returning to base camp before evening. The next day will be a casual day of not so rushed exploration paddling around Franklin Island. On our Last day we will pack up and we will head back to port at Snug Harbor. We will stop off in Parry Sound at a restaurant to sort out costs before heading home to Toronto. The plan is to get back to Downsview between 6-8 pm on Sunday.

This trip is not for beginners with minimal paddling experience or people who cannot swim well without a pfd. TOC Policy states that any time on water a PDF must be worn ,it is your responsibility to make sure you comply with the requirements for this event when you sign up. We may be paddling in rough choppy water, with associated risks so you must be ok with putting safety first.

I can arrange canoes and related gear, if you are in need of any other camping gear feel free to email me and I can help you out. Depending on interest, people can share tents as the camping spots get tight with 6 individual tents. If you have a valid fishing licence you are welcome to bring a fishing rod. We will paddle for 3 or 4 hours a day..unless we all feel like flaking out on a beach

Please email me ( the following info when you sign up...
*What canoe trips have you been on in the last year or so? ( How many days, where, etc)
*Where did you learn to canoe (do you have any ORCKA certificates etc)
*How would you rate your swimming ability without a PFD
*Have you ever practiced canoe rescues?
*What backcountry gear do you have - bag/mat//tent/stove/water purification/pack etc

If you don't send specific info you may be deleted from the event.

There will be no pre trip meeting as details will be worked out by email. Priority will go to people who have been on previous canoe trips with me OR A minimum of 5 TOC events. Participants will also be responsible for reserving their own canoes from the outfitter. Details will be emailed to participants in advance.

Please do not sign up if you are not a good swimmer.
If your boat capsizes or you slip on rocks and fall in the water without a PDF you put yourself at risk and may endanger other members of the group.

We will observe all park rules + follow principles of Leave No Trace

Required Items to Bring:
To be discussed via email and pretrip meeting/hike.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Speak to coordinator. All participants must travel in the carpool, with priority to drivers who are willing to transport canoes.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):540Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $119.34 (calculated at total Km * $0.221, effective Sunday, July 21, 2019). 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.


I will be sending out a pre-trip planning sheet. Failure to complete the sheet will result in removal from the event

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Cost Includes:I will to book the group's canoes canoes and arrange transport for them.I have to double check but each participant will spend 50- 75 in total for canoe rentals. Other costs will be for carpool and food if you decide to eat in a restaurant on the way there or coming home.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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