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Madawaska Kanu Centre

247 River Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
+1 888-652-5268
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summer camp for paddlers

Our family of 4 spent 5 days learning whitewater kayaking with MKC. Our guide Evelyn was excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
babynat
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niagara falls
Loads of fun!!

I brought my three teenagers here on our way home from our vacation. It was our first time white... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
erinzeppe
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St. Catharines, Canada
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The Madawaska Kanu Centre provides personal instruction in Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing, as well as sea kayaking. Located just outside of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, MKC offers all the comforts of a European-style vacation resort. Classes are small, the river clean, warm & uncrowded. Two hour Family Rafting Trips for ages 2 & up! Five fun-filled kms of beautiful scenery and tumbling whitewater in the Algonquin Park area. Our skilled guides steer the raft down river as you hold-on and enjoy the adventures! Our Riverside Shop & Café has souvenirs, clothing, snacks and beverages for purchase before or after your trip. Fun for the whole family!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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247 River Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Our family of 4 spent 5 days learning whitewater kayaking with MKC. Our guide Evelyn was excellent, patient and incredibly enthusiastic. We never imagined that we'd be doing something so physically and mentally challenging and developing the skill set to run class 3+ rapids in...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I brought my three teenagers here on our way home from our vacation. It was our first time white water rafting and we all had so much fun. They slept pretty much all the way home afterwards. Lol. Wes was our guide and he was...More

Thank erinzeppe
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

We tuckered them out eh? We will make sure Wes receives your kind words :). Thank you for taking the time write a review about your Family Raft trip at MKC!

Reviewed 27 August 2017

My wife and I recently re-introduced ourselves to white-water kayaking after a 15 year break (babies!). Now that our kids were old enough to try the sport, we booked a week of instruction and adventure at MKC. Consensus among all of us - one of...More

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MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for your detailed review of your time with us. It was a pleasure having your family here and to see the next generation begin their Rapid Education at MKC! We hope to welcome you guys back next season :)

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

People there were very nice and they were skilled! Amazing adventure and it’s a must to visit this place!

Thank Andrew L
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the adventures and we hope to welcome you back!

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went on the family rafting trip with kids, parents and grandparents. The rapids were gentle and provided a perfect introduction to rafting for the kids (ages 8,9,10 and 11). The scenery was beautiful. If you are looking for more intense rapids you should check out...More

Thank owensho
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and for giving a shout out to our sister company OWL! We love introducing kids to the world of whitewater in an atmosphere of fun. We will make sure Nick receives your kind words!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This rafting experience was top notch...from the greeting from the office staff to the guides on the river there was not one negative aspect to our day. Everyone connected with this place is friendly, engaging and well informed. They make everyone feel comfortable and included....More

Thank Catherine D
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Haha! Hopefully your family will want to come again too :) Our whitewater family loves wlecoming more people to the family! Thank you so much for your kind words - I will make sure our hardworking team gets your message!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you've never been rafting, this is a great way to start. The family rafting was an easy ride. A few bumps and swirls, I think I would like a few more of those so I will need to move on to bigger rapids. Our...More

Thank Viktorviktoria
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review of our raft trips! They are an excellent ride for ages 2 & up. If you are ready for more bumps and swirls we recommend our sister company OWL Rafting on the mighty Ottawa River - it's the next...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

My two daughters and I joined my friend, his wife and their two daughters. Instructors were attentive to kids questions; prepared us for all safety aspects and provided a fun and exciting trip. Route was just enough for any beginner or someone not to sure...More

Thank pmumford123
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your raft trip and want to come back to try kayaking! Family Paddling Programs at MKC are like camp for kids and adults at the same time. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I took my 2 teenage sons for the family teen week for white water kayaking. We were all beginners. The instructors were fantastic developing our skills and building our confidence over the 5 days. A very caring staff, a well structured course and great food...More

Thank arden126
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you kindly for sharing your experience! We are so glad you had a good time with your sons at MKC and we hope to welcome you back for more whitewater adventures!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very accommodating: I signed up for novice kayaking and then changed to canoeing mid-week for a reasonable extra charge. Nice instructors and good food! My teenager grandson disappeared into his Family Week cohort of novice kayakers and came out with some real skill and a...More

Thank Anthony W
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to have you both at MKC and we hope to welcome you both back for more quality granfather/ grandson time on the river soon :)

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JoAnneBallandies
2 August 2015|
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Response from OttawaDvw | Property representative |
Hello JoAnne, the Madawaska River Family Rafting is available Mondays to Thursdays through July and August. Adults are $50 + HST, while kids are $40 + HST. The trips run at 10am, 12 & 2pm although we advise you give us a... More
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