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The Madawaska Kanu Centre provides personal instruction in Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing, as well as sea kayaking. Located just outside of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, MKC offers all the comforts of a European-style vacation resort...more
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247 River Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
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All reviews white water the river top notch next year whitewater kayaking my wife and i owl rafting great food lots of fun great job five days a great week spent days family rafting trip great place to learn last minute look forward
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lots and lots of fun on the rafting trip due to excellent guides. If you are looking for a skill-based experience, this is NOT the rafting for you. Having rafted near Pittsburgh and on the Ottawa River, this was super tame and very calm. What...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

My wife and I booked a week-long session at the Madawaska Kanu Center August 2018. When we first showed up we found the entrance to be blocked by vans towing kayaks, so we parked on the street. A woman, who turned out to be the...More

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Madawaska K, Owner at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hello Greg. We are sorry to hear of this less than stellar experience at Madawaska Kanu Centre. We are taking all of your feedback into serious consideration. We put a lot of focus on ensuring people are in the best learning progression for their experience...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Spent an exciting, fun and educational week at MKC this month. Did so in the company of an adventurous and young at heart crew of 55+ adults. Tandem canoe instructors were knowledgeable and paid great attention to individual student/client needs and interests regarding on-water skills...More

Thank Bill R
Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for your review Bill! We so enjoyed having you at MKC. It was such a fun week of adventures. I definitely recommend returning for the kayak program :) We look forward to welcoming you back! - Beth

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Highly reccommend! A beautiful setting, friendly staff and expert instructors all combined to make my first weekend course in whitewater kayaking a memorable event and foundation for future adventures!

Thank Beth S
Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for your recommendation and welcome to the river community! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more whitewater kayaking fun!

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It was a great rafting trip for my daughter age 10 and nieces 10 and 17. It was their first exposure to rafting and would certainly enjoy another trip. We are hoping to maybe go to Owl next year for a little more challenging raft....More

Thank lava533
Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip! We are glad your family enjoyed the afternoon and hope to welcome you to our sister company, OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The family rafting was a great introduction to having fun in white water. The raft was a perfect size and the rapids are perfect sized too. Our guide, Meghan/Megan (spelling) was great. Her bright personality and obvious command of her raft really made it enjoyable...More

Thank Ross C
Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for your review of your raft trip down the Middle Madawaska River with Meagan! We will make sure she receives your kind words.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

My name is David and I just got back from the Whitewater Riders program at Madawaska Kanu Centre and Owl Rafting. During the first week we did creek style and technique kayaking and we also got to hop into slalom boats on the Madawaska River....More

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Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you so much David for this amazing review of your time in the Whitewater Riders program! It was a joy having you a part as a Rider and we hope to welcome you back again next year - either to the Ontario program or...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Last summer I did a canoe course (weekend), a 3 day women's retreat (canoe), and this summer I just finished the 5 day kayak course. Both were excellent. The first time I stayed in a private room (small, comfortable), the second in the more dorm-style...More

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Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for this awesome run-down of your experience with us Megan! We also appreciate that you keep on coming back to our riverside community - where you most certainly have a home :) We look forward to welcoming you back Megan!

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We had a great time on the 2-hour rafting trip. All of the rafting guides were very informative, helpful and fun!!! Would definitely go again.

Thank DONNA L
Madawaska K, Manager at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your rating and for joining us for a fun-filled rafting trip!

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very well organized. Very safe. Yet enough adventure to make it really fun. The guides were really good.

Thank Jaswinder D
MadawaskaKanuCentre, Owner at Madawaska Kanu Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thanks for the great review Jaswinder D! We hope to have you back soon. Have a great rest of your summer!

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JoAnneBallandies
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Response from OttawaDvw | Property representative |
Hello JoAnne, the Madawaska River Family Rafting is available Mondays to Thursdays through July and August. Adults are $50 + HST, while kids are $40 + HST. The trips run at 10am, 12 & 2pm although we advise you give us a... More
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