Manigotagan River Whitewater canoe trip

The Manigotagan River trip is an intermediate level trip for paddlers who are already comfortable in a canoe and comfortable in a camp environment. The route would involve 2 days of flatwater paddling, then a 4 day descent along the Manigotagan River with whitewater canoeing in class I, II, and III rapids.

This route is 5 nights, with between 6 to 9 hours a day of paddling. All food is provided, as well as all equipment and transport from Winnipeg. Both trips leave early Friday morning, returning Wednesday eve. This trip has 2 guides, both experienced whitewater paddlers with Advanced Wilderness First Aid, as well as SwiftWater Rescue Certifications.

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2019 dates are…

  • June 14th-19th

  • July 26th-31st

  • August 16th-21st

1. The waiver, and medical info form will be provided, and need to be filled out and signed to go on the trip. You can send digital scans of the documents to us or mail them to our address (38 Purcell ave, Winnipeg Mb, R3G 1A1). We require those forms at least 5 days before your trip departure.

2. Our trips depart from the Winnipeg Canoe Kayak Centre at 80 Churchill Drive (just across from Churchill High School). There is street parking available in front of the centre.

3. We will meet at the centre at 8:00am the morning of your departure, aiming to leave at 8:30am.

4. We will return to Winnipeg mid-afternoon on your return date. Roughly between 4 and 6.

5. You only need to bring what is mentioned on the packing list. Anything else is provided by us. We have boats, paddles, lifejackets, gear, food, tents, sleeping bags/mats, and a passenger van to transport you from Winnipeg to Nopiming Park

6. We are outdoors for our entire trip. We camp in tents and spend our days on the water and around the campsites. Be prepared for rain, sun, bugs, and hot and cold weather. Sunscreen, bug-spray, rain-jackets, and 1 or 2 warm sweaters are recommended depending on forecast (check packing list) 

Packing List

*If you have any questions about product recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Clothing

Even though it’s summer, we are outside almost all the time, and it can get cold, especially at night.

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Anything you bring will be occasionally carried over portages, therefore it’s important to pack light. Don’t worry about not having a change of clothes every day, after a few days in the woods everyone’s gonna be a bit stinky!

The Basics

*When cotton gets wet, you get cold. Please bring technical clothing that will wick away sweat. Wool or polyester both work great. Workout clothes are a good bet.

• 2-3 shirts

• 2 pair pants

• 1 pair shorts

• 1 pair of underwear per day

• 1 pair of socks per day (bonus points if you bring wool socks)

• 1 pair pyjamas

• 1 swim suit

• 1 towel

• 1 pair of hiking/running shoes or closed-toe sandals for paddling in. These shoes will get wet. They must be closed toe. No Crocs, flip-flops, or slippery water shoes.

• 1 pair of dry shoes or sandals to wear at camp

For Cold and Rain

Make sure all your gear is packed in a waterproof bag. Your bags will get wet during the trip.

• 1 rain jacket. Please don’t forget a rain jacket, keeping dry is the most important step in staying warm.

• 2 sweaters/jackets

• 1 toque

• Warm base layers/pyjamas, shirt and long underwear.

• 1 pair gloves

Drysuits/Wetsuits: The Manigotagan is warm in the Summer and we don’t require wetsuits of drysuits on our trips. If you have one you would like to bring, you’re welcome to bring it. A paddling splash top or rain jacket with rain pants can also be an effective way of staying dry in white-water on cool days.

Personal Items

• Toothbrush

• Toothpaste

• Sunglasses

• Sunscreen

• Bug spray

• Water bottle

• Hat

• A good book

• Flashlight/Headlamp

• Don’t forget to bring an adequate supply of personal medications, and to keep medications properly stored and labeled.