Fall Trip 2021


Contact events@cukc.ca for late registration. Only known Advanced CUKC Members will be considered.

Fill out the below form to join us for our fall trip to the Ottawa River on September 24th-26th! Please note that our BEGINNER LESSONS ARE NOW FULL (We apologize to any beginners who still wanted to join and we encourage you to wait for updates about our pool sessions). Community members must have previous whitewater kayaking experience.


We will be leaving Carleton in the evening of Friday September 24th and camping at OWL. You will be able to purchase food en route or bring your own food for dinner.

Saturday September 25th there will be lessons available to beginners at a cost of $100 (This lesson is mandatory if you haven’t whitewater kayaked before). We will be preparing breakfast, a pack-able lunch, and dinner for everyone camping with us at OWL.

Sunday September 26th we will have breakfast and a pack-able lunch. Then, we will stop on the way home for a meal Sunday evening.


We are camping at OWL for Friday and Saturday night. We will have potable water, electricity for cooking etc., washrooms and showers. You will need to bring camping equipment such as tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, etc. If you do not have your own tent please email events@cukc.ca and we will provide one while available or help you find camping gear.


For rides, please try and coordinate with each other. If you are unable to find a ride to the river, email us events@cukc.ca . To be Covid safe we can stay in the same vehicle for the weekend and wear masks for shuttles.


The full cost of the trip for beginners with the lesson is $190. The cost for kayakers not taking the beginner lesson is $90. This cost includes Friday night and Saturday night camping at OWL, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner as well as a takeout pass at Wilderness Tours. If you already have your takeout pass at WT, the cost of the trip is $65. If you are preparing your own meals and you already have a takeout pass at WT the cost will be $30. Please send your payment as an e-transfer to finance@cukc.ca . Please put your name in the e-transfer message. There is a non-refundable service fee of $1. The confirmation number for the e-transfer is asked for in the signup form. If you have any payment questions please email events@cukc.ca.


Beginners who need gear will be provided with the basic kayaking kit for free. This includes a kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, skirt and spray jacket. If you would like to rent a wetsuit or a drysuit to stay warmer on the river, wetsuits are $10 and drysuits are $15. We will be fitting beginners into kayaks and gear the weekend prior to the trip (September 18-19).


If you are participating in the fall trip, your club membership fee is free. Please go to cukc.ca/membership to fill out a membership form. This allows you to join us for pool sessions, rolling practice, spring trip and other club events throughout the year. If you are not joining us for the fall trip, membership is $10 for students and $15 for community members.

Ways we will be Covid safe:

We will continue to monitor the Ontario public health measures and Carleton University guidelines and plan our trip accordingly. It is mandatory to be fully vaccinated to participate in our fall trip and other events. We will have masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for use at mealtimes. We will be wearing masks during shuttles. We will have a mandatory Covid screening form to be completed prior to the trip. One paddle length (usually 190-200cm) is a good social distancing reference.


If you are able to help us organize and run the trip, please indicate this in the below signup form. We are looking for people to help cook meals, buy food, fit beginners in gear, and help rescue in the river. We are also looking for additional camp items including: another BBQ/something to cook on, extension cords, canopy tents for meals, trailers/truck beds for shuttles (we have one utility trailer(25+ boats)), pots/pans, coolers for food. A huge thank you to anyone who is able to help out.