Aha! Adventure - Montreal River, SK
Dates: June 21-24, 2024
Cost: $750 plus gst
This is the perfect early season adventure ideal for those new to tripping or those who would like to get a kick-start on the canoe tripping season. This river starts in the lake but soon you are enjoying lots of fun small, technical rapids which is great for learning introductory whitewater skills with a loaded boat. You can take this trip as an early season refresher to get ready for the season or paddle it in a solo boat. We will focus on learning skills while we are having fun.
There will be a pre-trip meeting via Zoom. After you register, you will receive an email when this will occur. At the pre-trip meeting, you will meet your group and we will discuss clothing selection, food planning, packing techniques, meals and travel logistics.
All of our Aha! Adventure trips are "community catered". All participants and guides take their turn providing and cooking breakfasts and suppers on the trips. Everyone looks after their own lunches and snacks. This is a fun way to share, try new meals and learn how to bake and cook in the backcountry. Guides will help at every meal and give you lots of assistance!
Prerequisites: We recommend some basic river skills before the trip. (check out our canoe courses!) Guides can also teach skills along the trip but it would be good if you know how to steer a canoe in a straight line before you come. You should have an average fitness level.
Cancellation Policy: A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to register. The balance is due 30 days before the trip start date. No refunds on or after this date. We recommend trip cancellation insurance.
June 21: Meet the group by 8am at Youth Farm Bible Camp and you can join the van for the drive to Montreal Lake. We will set up the shuttle while we load and prepare for our paddle. We probably will camp at the end of the lake.
June 22-23: Enjoy wilderness camping and paddling the fun, small technical rapids of the Montreal River.
June 24: We will take off the water around noon, finish the shuttle and then drive back to the camp with a supper stop along the way. You are welcome to stay and tent at the camp for the night or carry on to a hotel.
Safety equipment (throwbags, first aid kit, emergency communication)
Group camping gear (tarp/shelter etc.)
Group cooking equipment (pots, stoves, utensils, fuel)
Experienced and qualified guides
All canoe gear (canoes, paddles, pfd's)
You can meet the group in at the Youth Farm Bible Camp and travel in the van. You are welcome to stay at the camp before or after the trip.
Medical Form and Waiver:
In order to participate in this trip, you are required to fill out all your registration and medical information.
EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND TRIP CANCELLATION: In rare cases, if you have an emergency and need to be evacuated from the trip, you will be responsible for any extra charges. The quickest way to get off our remote trips is via floatplane or helicopter and if we contact these companies directly for the quickest service, you will be responsible for the expense. To ensure that there are no surprises, we recommend that you get evacuation insurance. An evacuation could be very costly in remote locations, so we recommend that you are covered through your credit card or another plan. One option available is Tugo Insurance at: https://www.tugo.com/en/travel-insurance/canadians/. You may also want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance if for some reason (i.e. illness) you are unable to go on the trip. If cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance. This will protect yourself and Aha! Adventures and allow us to offer great trips into the future.