ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1  2  3 

Multi Level Course

2020 DATESFee incl. hst
June 15-19
$875
August 17-21

5 days

Locations:  Huntsville (1 day) / Algonquin Park  (4 days)

Fee Includes:  group gear, Canoe, safety equipment, paddle, pfd, Algonquin Park camping fees, food, backyard camping June 15th / Aug. 17th and certification 

Optional Backyard Camping:

June 14th Evening – 15th breakfast included Fee:  $25+hst /night

                     Aug 16th Evening – 17th breakfast included Fee:  $25+hst /night

June Course June 15-19:

Pack-out Session – Huntsville:  June 15th 10am-8pm + backyard camping 

Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   June 16th  – route:  Access #3 – Magnetawan, Ralph Bice, Little Trout, Queer, Little Misty, Petawawa River to Daisy, to Magnetawan.

August Course August 17-21:

Pack-out Session – Huntsville:   August 17th 10am-8pm

Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   August 18th – route TBA


Level 1 – Introduction

Introduction to canoe tripping, for those who have little or no tripping experience

Prerequisite: ORCKA Basic Level 1 canoe skills, or comparable skills , a moderate level of fitness

Level 2 – Skill Development

Providing the experienced canoe tripping with the opportunity to improve their canoe tripping skills, stressing organization, safety, leadership, risk and crisis management.

Prerequisite:  ORCKA Basic 1-4 Canoeing, ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 or comparable skills and experience. Moderate level of fitness.

Level 3 * “Canoe trip Leader”

 Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:   or with permission of the Course Director – Judy Kirkwood

Prerequisites for Level 3:

  • ORCKA Canadian Stylistic Paddling Level 1A (tandem)
  • ORCKA River Running Level 1A (tandem)  or  Moving Water Level 1A (tandem)
  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership
  • At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days in length or longer
  • At least 17 years of age

**Please Note:  Level 3 participants – There will be written assignments to prepare prior to the trip, plus you must provide Kirkwood Canoe with a detailed Trip Log of your past canoe tripping experiences:

  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership

When completing the Kirkwood Canoe Registration Form, please indicate which Level you consider yourself – Level 1, 2 or 3.