Barry's Bay, ON

Family Rafting on the Madawaska River

2 Hours | $45

Family Float Trip Down the Middle Madawaska River

  • Rural
  • Water
  • Active
  • Family
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Physical Rating
Cultural Immersion

Our family friendly tour is the only rafting trip down the rapids of the Madawaska River. Spend a morning or afternoon with our experienced raft guides cruising the river, swimming and surfing in rapids, and jumping from bridges! This 2 hour excursion is appropriate for all ages, some rafters are as young as 2 years old! Share all that the Madawaska River has to offer with your family this summer.

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The Itinerary

Rafting the Madawaska

Your 2 hour trip Family Rafting starts at Madawaska Kanu Centre, where you check in with the office before meeting your guides and collecting your helmet and life jacket. From here we jump on the bus for a short shuttle to the river put-in, get settled in our rafts and your guide gives an on-water briefing that teaches you how to hold on and what to expect heading downstream to our first rapid of the day, “Staircase”.

You will get wet as the raft descends through the 5km section of whitewater through whitewater class I-II rapids.

During the trip we stop at the infamous “Claudia’s Roller”, where kids love to jump off a big rock into the current and body surf through waves. We finish our trip with tube jumping and diving as we float across Mud Bay on our way to the takeout.

Our Madawaka River Trips are a great introduction to the whitewater experience. They are great for all ages, even two year olds are welcome!

Additional Information

Recommended Gear

  • • Light wool or synthetic under layers for on the river
  • • Bathing Suit and/or Shorts
  • • Foot wear, Runners or River Sandals that can get wet

Included In The Price

  • 2 Hours of Whitewater Rafting in our specially designed Family Rafts .
  • A professional guide for your trip.
  • Life Jacket and Helmet.

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Family Rafting on the Madawaska River

2 Hours
Trip Type
  • Rural
  • Water
  • Active
  • Family
  • Physical Rating: 1/5
  • Culture Shock: 3/5
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