Located northeast of Toronto and southwest of Ottawa we are in the heart of cottage country.  Located in the Southern Canadian Shield we have a wide variety of rivers in the area. Almost all rivers are pool drop with a treasure-trove of lakes in between and connecting the rivers.  Most rivers in the area are class 2 to 4 difficulty but a few can offer greater challenges.  Most runs are a result of spring melt, but we do have some all season rivers such as the Madawaska River, Gull River and the Ottawa River to the north all within a manageable driving distance.  Located close enough to the cities this region offers a great paddling resource to a large paddling population.

Water….please give us some water!!!!!!

Drought! There is no other way to describe the summer that the Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers are facing. For anyone reading this far from our Central Ontario home, things are PRETTY dry this year. Environment Canada has declared official drought conditions in various...

2016 KWP Fun Run Series Is Off & Running!

Week 1 of the KWP Fun Run Series kicked off last Thursday night with a great turnout of 15 paddlers despite the lowish water conditions. One of the great  things about the Fun Run's location is the variety of river features, which provide lots of opportunity for...

Fun Run

If you're a regular follower of the Central Ontario region on World Kayak, you're familiar with our weekly series of paddling get togethers know as the Fun Run. Held on weeknights, starting at about 6:00pm, the Club meets at Burleigh Falls on Hwy 28. For the first few...

Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to...

2015! On your mark, get set, paddle!

This year started with a significant amount of newbies to WW paddling coming out to the ten weeks of pool sessions at Trent University. Awesome. Both young and not-as-young, a common demographic for the Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers, were introduced to this brilliant...

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