***CANCELLED*** McLeod River

06.11.2022 - 06.12.2022



Trip Type:

Moving Water

Detailed Trip Rating:

 Grade B-C Click here for details on Trip Grade and Skills

Experience Level:


Water Class:

 Class 1-2

Trip Description:

This is a car camping trip. We will be meeting up / camping at the McLeod River Provincial Recreation area on Range Rd 232A West of Edson / East of Hinton. Participants will have to arrange their own campsite booking or camp on crown land adjacent to the park.
Day one: We will meet at the campground, which will be the take out for day one. We will consolidate equipment as much as possible, and proceed to the put in for the first section, which will be at the bridge just south of Mercoal, on hwy 40. The run is appx 30 km. Time on the water should be appx 3.5 hours, although this stretch is known for being subject to log jams and sweepers, so we will be stopping to scout all blind corners. Adding lunch and breaks, I would expect this to be about a 4.5 - 5 hour day. We will run a shuttle to recover the vehicles left at the put in.
Day two: Will be a run from the campground to near hwy 16 where Hargwen Rd. comes alongside the River. This is roughly the same distance as the previous day, appx 33 km.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - No

Rec Kayak - No

Whitewater Kayak – Yes

Meeting Point:


Trip Coordinator:

Kevin Meurin

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Please contact the Trip Coordinator no later than the Wednesday before the trip is schedule to start. Some trips may have space limitations or require early booking. Contact the Trip Coordinator.

Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

You must provide your own boat or have prearranged a rental from the club to participate in the trip.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less than 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel



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