Public registration is now full. You may still sign up for the waiting list or register a corporate team.

Safety Equipment:

As required by Transport Canada, the following safety equipment must be on board each watercraft (Vessels over 6 metres in length have additional safety equipment requirements):

  • One Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person.  Lifejackets must be worn by all participants while on the river.

life jacket

  • One buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres (49'3") in length.

Buoyant

  • PaddlesAt least one paddle.

 

  • One bailer, minimum of 750 ml in size with a wide opening - an empty bleach container or 2 L pop bottle with the top cut off will work.


bailer

  • A sound-signalling device, such as a whistle (pealess), compressed gas horn or an electric horn.

 

whistle

Paddlers:

It is your responsibility to ensure that all of the safety equipment listed above is on board before you launch. If you are renting a canoe, please ensure that the rental company will provide the necessary safety equipment, or that you make arrangements to bring it yourself. TRCA will not supply this equipment; however we will have a limited number of whistles and throw bags containing 50 ft. of buoyant heaving line available for purchase at the launch.

Other Equipment and Gear: 

  • Travel mug and/or refillable water bottle - In our ongoing efforts towards sustainability, we are asking participants to bring their own mug and water bottle. Hot beverages and water will be provided at no charge.
  • Backpack or bag you can secure in your canoe.
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket.
  • Extra set of dry clothes sealed in a dry sac or watertight plastic bag.
  • Hat and/or toque.
  • Gloves.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sturdy boots or shoes.
  • Snacks for along the route (light snacks and refreshments will be provided at the launch, however, you may want to pack some additional items for your trip).
  • Money (to purchase lunch and/or a beer at the Manulife Take-out Party, merchandise, etc.).
  • Identification.

Remember to dress in many layers. It is always windy and colder closer to the lake.