Paddle the Madawaska River
Dip your paddle in the current, glide your boat through the waves, choose your line down the rapids, and immerse yourself in the truly Canadian experience. Paddling a canoe or kayak down river is a quintessential Canadian skill that needs to be learned before venturing out on your own. Madawaska Kanu Centre’s week-long program initiates the first-timer, or takes the seasoned paddler to a new level. Weekend clinics are a great introduction to this life-style sport. Groups are small; facilitating individual learning along with gaining knowledge by watching others. There is no comparison to the incredible feeling of paddling a River in your own boat.
You are immersing yourself in a new world – the River World. Rivers take you where roads cannot. You will learn to work with the rivers current. Our instructors have years of river experience, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and stories. Your instructor will share the little secrets of harnessing the rivers power, teaching you strokes and manoeuvres to successfully run rapids, and developing your ‘river reading’ to know when to portage (walk around a rapid). The boat will feel like an extension of your body, as you dance your way around boulders, through rolling waves. We call it a ‘rapid education!’
Enjoy the comforts of our family-run wilderness resort, stay in our rustic lodge rooms, relax in the pine log sauna, stretch it out in our yoga retreat, refresh with an outdoor shower and gather fireside with new friends. Be satiated with culinary meals that are locally sourced, hearty and healthy (Feast ON accredited). Our resort provides a supportive environment while you challenge yourself to learn a new sport. Let the world’s premier paddling centre take you on this journey of self-discovery. Come paddle with us!