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Paddle the Talon Gorge-Pimisi Bay

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Corbeil, Canada

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Experience hosted by Bryce

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

About 25 minutes east of North Bay, this 3 hour adventure introduces participants to the basics including safety requirements, some tips on style and simple strokes to get you moving (content based upon Paddle Canada Standards). We use high quality 15-17 foot kayaks and canoes of reputable brands to make sure you're experience is memorable and trouble free.

Take your new skills on a paddle along a section of the Mattawa River used by voyageurs such as Samuel De Champlain in the 1600's in their quest for passage to the orient. This section of the river offers a safe place to practice paddling with little current and spectacular views. We will paddle below the Talon Chutes through a small gorge created by an ancient geological fault in which the river now flows.

Other interesting areas are available to run this clinic on Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing, all within 30 min drive from our meeting spot.

PADDLE CANADA CERTIFIED
About 25 minutes east of North Bay, this 3 hour adventure introduces participants to the basics including safety requirements, some tips on style and simple strokes to get you moving (content based upon Paddle Canada Standards). We use high quality 15-17 foot kayaks and canoes of reputable brands to make sure you're experience is memorable and trouble free.

Take your new skills on a paddle along a section of the Mattawa River used by v…

Bryce's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak and paddle gear
    All paddling and water safety equipment is provi...
From $89
/person

Meet your host, Bryce

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am excited to offer participants personalized opportunities to experience paddling around North Bay, ON. I am a Paddle Canada certified instructor (sea kayak) as well as a Wilderness First Responder Instructor and enthusiastic about both topics. We will primarily use kayaks but canoes are available too. Check out Shockwaves Paddle and First Aid on Facebook to see some of my course offerings or take a look at www.shockwaves.ca.
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Where you'll be

Places to eat that I recommend in North Bay-

The Dinner Bell, where we will be meeting!
Average Joes-Great sit down lakeside restaurant, pickerel dinner and prime rib (Trout Lake Road)...
The Green Store-Roadside burger and fries on the water (Trout Lake Road)...
Ivan's Restaurant-Sit down burgers, fries, poutine (O'Brien St.)...

Lots of options for food and hotel at Hwy 17 and Seymour St. intersection as you enter North Bay.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Gopalakrishnan
June 2019
We really had a wonderful experience.. This was the first time we were doing kayak and Bryce was very friendly and patient with us..
Lisa
May 2019
Exceptional experience! Bryce knows the area like the back of his hand so we were able to go places only a local would know. And he’s safety conscious which is nice. Perfect kayak experience for any level. Book Now!
Kristen
September 2018
My husband and I booked Sept. 29/18 and had a fantastic time in Pimisi Bay with Bryce!! I had never kayaked before and appreciated the time at the beginning of the clinic to learn some basics and really get comfortable with my boat. Bryce provided very high end equipment, supplies and even snacks - we felt safe and prepared for anything! The waterfalls and colourful views on our trip were absolutely beautiful, and the photos that Bryce provided for us after the experience was a super added bonus!! Bryce was very knowledgeable of the area, is a certified Paddle Canada instructor, and was an excellent guide. We can’t say enough about Bryce and how much we loved our trip - we will definitely be booking again next summer and hoping to explore other locations!!
My husband and I booked Sept. 29/18 and had a fantastic time in Pimisi Bay with Bryce!! I had never kayaked before and appreciated the time at the beginning of the clinic to learn…
Claire
September 2018
We took a gamble and booked Bryce when we saw his ad on our Cabin rental's Air BNB page. We're so glad we did! We had an absolute blast paddling the Mattawa River with Bryce. He went above and beyond to make our experience a great one. The morning started off with Bryce taking care to show us how to paddle safely and effectively, then we paddled for fun down the river, through a canyon, to a waterfall! We felt like we were in another world - it was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend if you are in the area!
We took a gamble and booked Bryce when we saw his ad on our Cabin rental's Air BNB page. We're so glad we did! We had an absolute blast paddling the Mattawa River with Bryce. He we…
Josh
August 2019
Great excursion very nice scenery and Bryce is a cool guy
Gianni & Rosie
August 2019
Amazing host ! Great adventure would definitely do again ! Highly recommend! Good for any level of kayaker !

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

    More tips

    We go rain or shine (clinic may be cancelled for extreme weather).

    What to bring

    clothes for the weather that can get wet

    hat, sunglasses and suncreen