Week of Rivers

Week of Rivers from 1000 Island Kayak Company

By: 1000 Island Kayak Company  10-01-2011
Keywords: Boating, kayak, Adventure Tours

Join 1000 Islands Kayaking on a ‘Canadian Heritage Adventure Paddle’ and immerse yourself in some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring regions of historical and ecological importance.  Transported by paddle and kayak, this six day, five night personal journey will lead you through the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ending with several days in the world famous 1000 Islands!


We begin the journey by launching our boats into the early morning mists of the Rideau Canal, for a review of kayaking techniques and useful skills.  From here, we’ll spend three days exploring the rich wetlands, backcountry lakes and hidden creeks of the historic Rideau Canal and Gananoque River Watershed.  You’ll enjoy some of the area’s finest B & B’s before launching into the next, more adventurous section along our journey - sea kayaking amongst the 1000 Islands.  We’ll spend three days wandering through and periodically losing each other amongst the countless islands, marshes and channels of the St. Lawrence River.  A unique camping experience awaits in the St. Lawrence Islands National Park for these next two nights.  This will lend incredible day trip access to some of the most remote, scenic, and romantic stretches of the 1000 Islands and National Park, allowing you to observe unique and rare plants and animals and revel in the culture and history of this distinctive region.


Spectacular paddling, photography, and history converge here in the Rideau Canal and 1000 Islands.  Paddling through these sites offers a unique way to learn about early Canadian settlement and the region’s vibrant biodiversity.  A ‘Canadian Heritage Adventure Paddle’ is a beautiful, beginner friendly way to experience the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve and the World Famous 1000 Islands.  Your adventure is waiting!


What is Included:

·                     Sea kayaks, good quality paddling equipment and all safety gear

·                     Nationally certified instructors and guides

·                     All meals are included with the exception of: breakfast Day 1 (9:00 am arrival at 1000ikc), dinner Day 3      (restaurant in Gananoque close to B & B, your choice), and dinner Day 6 (trip ends 4:00 pm Gananoque)

·                     All on-site transportation

·                     2 nights accommodation in  comfortable and friendly B & B’s or Historical Inns

·                     3 nights camping, tents provided (bring your own sleeping bags, rentals available)

·                     6 days of beautiful paddling

·                     Beginner friendly routes

·                     Natural, cultural, and history based tours are part of every day



Please visit www.1000ikc.com

Registration, 613-329-6265, or [email protected]

Keywords: Adventure Tours, Boating, guided tours, island, kayak, kayak lessons, outdoor recreation, parks canada islands

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