WIN The Ultimate Canadian Paddling Sampler

Trip Overview

Activity:Whitewater Rafting
Location:Ottawa River
Guided/Self Guided:Guided
Nearest Major Airport:Toronto
Accommodation:Hotel/RV Camping
Meals Included:Yes
International Flights Included:Yes

Trip Details

Be immersed in the Canadian Canoe Culture as you travel along the Canadian Canoe Route in your fully equipped Recreational Vehicle (RV). Each day will be filled with exciting paddle-related adventures and each night you’ll sleep comfortably in your RV.

Day 1: You’ll be met at the Toronto Pearson airport and transferred to your hotel accommodation. Enjoy a tasty dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: You’ll be transferred to pick up your RV. After a brief orientation, you’ll drive to Peterborough (approx. 2 hour drive) where you’ll discover the history and legacy of the canoe with a special Insiders Tour and enjoy carving your own souvenir paddle at the Canadian Canoe Museum. Spend the night in the quiet beauty of Silent Lake Provincial Park.

Day 3 & 4: After a visit to the Bancroft Mineral Museum and Eagle’s Nest Lookout, you’ll arrive at Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC), where you’ll stay in your RV for two nights and enjoy healthy, hearty, locally sourced, delicious meals. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of rafting in beautiful scenery over tumbling white water. Spend a full day going from “Zero to Hero” as you learn to enhance your flatwater or whitewater paddling skills in a canoe or kayak with MKC’s top instructors.

Day 5 & 6: Drive through the picturesque Canadian Shield and rolling hills of the Madawaska Valley enroute to the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre at Golden Lake. Learn about the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, where building birch bark canoes is still a tradition. Travel to OWL Rafting Resort where you’ll be immersed in thrill of high adventure whitewater rafting on the mighty Ottawa River, a Canadian Heritage River. Enjoy hearty meals, the resort facilities and sample a variety of paddle sports (i.e. SUP, kayaks, canoes).

Day 7: Choose one of the following options. · Tour the Rideau Canal, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned as one of the most scenic and historic waterways as well as the best preserved slackwater canal in North America. Paddle on Tay River. Overnight at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park.

Tour the Bonnechere Caves, Ontario’s natural underground wonder. Paddle on Mazinaw Lake. Overnight at Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Day 8: After a leisurely morning, enjoy a late picnic lunch at Darlington Provincial Park. Return RV, transfer to Toronto Pearson Airport.

Competition Prize Package includes:

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Toronto Pearson Airport with WestJet
  • All ground transportation and transfers as per the itinerary
  • Most meals (some are self-catering in your RV Recreational Vehicle)
  • 7 nights accommodation in Ontario (1 night hotel, 6 nights in your RV)
  • Local attractions as per the itinerary

Competition Details: Entrants must be resident in the UK or the Channel Islands, a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age or older and hold a valid passport. Only one entry allowed per person. Contest closes midnight on March 27, 2017. See full contest Terms and Conditions on Competition Entry Page.


Sunday July 23 to Sunday July 30, 2017


NOTE: prices may vary based on exchange rate.