Canoe Trip Leaders Spring Training 2019

From CAD $950.00
  • Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Noelville , Ontario
  • Product code: ORCT19

An application-only course in Canoe Trip Leadership designed for friends of the Land. This six-day training will set you up to organize and execute safe and swift recreational or professional trips anywhere!

The Lower Madawaska river is Ontario's premier moving water training grounds and wends and winds through the glorious backcountry of the Ottawa Valley. 

The purpose of this canoe trip is to deliver the theory, skills and safety requirements for participants to achieve ORCKA's canoe trip leadership certifications: CT2 or CT3.

Paddlers will also earn Canadian Style Level 1 and Moving Water 1a or River Running 1a, as these are "pre-requisites" for the CT 3.

The next course is in mid-May, 2019

Course starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2019. 

Course finishes by 5:00 PM on Thursday May 16, 2019. 

Course Location This course is conducted while on a canoe trip on the Lower Madawaska River:  we will work together in advance of the dates to plan the itinerary for the course.

Equipment Required - Each participant is to provide their own tent (or share one), sleeping bag, and personal clothing/gear. Feel free to bring any canoe tripping equipment that you would like to use on the course – especially if you’ll feel more comfortable with it and/or would like to take the opportunity to add to the group’s experience. 

Course Pre-requisites for ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 Trip Leader 

Trip Log showing: at least 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience and over 500 kilometers of canoe tripping distances responsibility for some of the trip organization on at least six canoe trips at least one wilderness canoe trip of at least five days ORCKA 

Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (Tandem) 

ORCKA Moving Water 1A (Tandem) or ORCKA River Running 1A (Tandem) 

17 years of age or older at time of the course


We'll work together to organize and prepare the menu for some excellent, homemade meals with traditional foods from the area with an emphasis on homegrown, organic and locally-sourced foods. Kosher, Halal and veggie options available. Delicious, homemade snacks and drinks
Expedition Equipment
  • 16' Expedition canoes
  • Paddles, PFDs and throwbags, helmets 
  • Kitchen - Tarp, cooking stoves, dinnerware, 
  • Barrels and Wannigans for food and group equipment 

Safety Equipment

  • Wilderness First Responder Equipment, 
  • Satellite Communications Equipment


  • TBD - either the Paddler's Co-Op Jessup's Campground, Palmer Rapids Ontario