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.


  • 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.


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




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.