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How to Plan a Successful Canoeing Trip in Northwestern Ontario

How to Plan a Successful Canoeing Trip in Northwestern Ontario

So, you’ve decided to plan a canoeing trip! Now the question is, where do you start? When you’re trying to plan a successful canoeing trip, there are some things that you should keep in mind before you head out on the water. Let’s take a look at some of the important steps!

Where Should You Go Canoeing?

Don’t plan a trip somewhere without doing some research first! Decide what type of weather you would like to canoe in. Are there any animals or scenery you hope to spot? For example, if you’re looking to spot abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery in the Northwestern Ontario area, you may decide to canoe at Mattice Lake Outfitters. Researching different locations can help you find the perfect place to canoe! 

Research the Lay of The Land

Once you choose your destination, it’s now time to familiarize yourself with the land. If you are traveling to a camping site, check and see if there are any rules or regulations. If there are, this may impact some of the decisions you make for the trip. Something that’s always helpful is to check the reviews that other customers wrote to help make a final decision!

Who is Going on Your Trip?

Whether you’re planning a solo trip, a family vacation, or a day out with your friends, it’s important to keep in mind everyone’s canoeing experience levels. If there are beginners on your trip, it’s best to start by planning a shorter, more manageable trip rather than a longer one. Your canoeing trip should be suited to the person in your group with the least amount of experience so that everyone can keep up! 

Pack the Necessities

Depending on your location, some places might have access to the necessary canoeing accessories, while others may not. Before your trip, always check the local weather conditions and pack items based on the activities that you will be doing. To help get you started, check out this canoeing essentials packing list

If you’re looking to plan a canoeing trip in the Northwestern Ontario area, consider Mattice Lake Outfitters. Whether you are an ardent fisherman, nature photographer, wilderness traveler, or white-water enthusiast, we have a trip that will meet your expectations. Give us a call at 1-800-411-0334!

Common Paddling Injuries

Common Paddling Injuries

Paddling is a great way to stay active during the warmer months! However, just like all other physical activities, there is always a risk of developing an injury. Unpredictable conditions such as giant waves, a rocky bend, or one wrong move can cause an injury. Just like any other injury, there are ways to help… Continue Reading

What to Wear & Bring on Your Canoe Trip

What to Wear & Bring on Your Canoe Trip

Canoeing is an exciting sport/recreational activity. It is a great way to connect with nature whilst getting a great upper-body workout. When planning a canoeing trip, it is important to wear the proper clothing and bring the right equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you are planning an upcoming canoeing trip, here… Continue Reading