My grandparents started Madawaska Kanu Centre in 1972 to support more people to fall in love with the small, wondrous sport of whitewater paddling. I grew up canoeing and kayaking on the beloved Madawaska River, and guiding whitewater expeditions all around Canada. After travelling and living in all sorts of incredible places, it feels right to call MKC home, and take over management of this fantastic family business to continue building and fostering the river community.
Arrive at our riverside resort and get a personalized tour by our friendly welcome team. Grab a hot beverage and nestle in by the fire in anticipation of the next days' adventures.
Feel free to enjoy our quaint, screened in Yoga Shala to welcome in the morning before an 8am buffet breakfast. At 9am, you will meet up with your paddling instructor, get outfitted into river equipment and head to the river. Paddle until lunch break when MKC's kitchen team will serve a hot buffet lunch. Chat it up with fellow paddling students and digest before heading back to the river to keep developing your skills. 4pm off the river and back at the chalet for snack, tea and coffee on the patio. Dinner is served at 6, and after dinner enjoy a short educational video to re-cap the day's learnings.read more
8am- Breakfast / 9am- Meet up with your fellow students and instructor ready to paddle / 9-12:30- Paddle the morning away, enjoying new sections of the river accessible with newly acquired skills / 12:30- lunch break / 1:30- Back the river / 4pm- Snack / 6pm- Dinner / 7pm- Join all the paddlers for a less on land about River Rescue
8am- Breakfast / 9am- Meet up ready to paddle / 9-12:30- Paddling a new section of the Madawaska River / 12:30- lunch break / 1:30- We take this time to rest the body after all the physical exertion learning a new sport demands. We offer massages, yoga, free time. / 3pm- If the weather is nice, we head to the beach. Try a new kind of boat out, learn how to roll a kayak, paddle a SUP board. / 4pm- Snack / 6pm- Dinnerread more
8am- Breakfast / 9am- Meet up with your fellow students and instructor ready to paddle / 9-12:30- Paddling! / 12:30- lunch break / 1:30- Back the river! / 4pm- Snack / 6pm- Dinner / 7pm- Gather around for the awards night! The last night's celebration / Close off the day with a campfire under the stars
Today you get to apply everything you learned throughout the week on a full day expedition down a favourite local river. / 7:30- Breakfast / 8:15- All paddlers convoy in MKC Vans and trailers to the wilderness river section / Eat a packed lunch riverside / 5:30- return to MKC / 6 or 6:30- The last supper! / Goodbyes and see ya laters. / There is an option to spend the night if you prefer to leave in the morning, upon availability.read more
Your nutritious buffet meal plan starts with Monday's breakfast and ends with Friday's dinner. Our passionate kitchen team makes everything from scratch from wholesome ingredients. A snack is served at 4pm daily, coffee and tea are always available.
Included in this price is our dormitory accommodations. Rooms sleep up to 6 guests comfortably. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel. For a decreased price, we have a forested campground where you can pitch your own tent, or park your small RV.
MKC will provide your whitewater boat (kayak or canoe) whitewater paddle, helmet and life jacket for your course. If you have your own equipment that meets our safety standard, you may save on your reservation.
Private departures, for just you and your friends or family