Paddler Co-op
Paddler Co-op
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Paddler Co-op is a NOT- FOR- PROFIT outdoor education/paddling centre on the beautiful banks of the mighty Madawaska River. Our beautiful campground is open to the public: April 9- November 1 We specialize in Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Instruction, Rafting, Guided River Trips & Youth specific programs! Programs offered for groups or designed to fit into your personal, busy schedule!
Palmer Rapids, Ontario, Canada

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Frank H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The course was amazing and staff very competent. Would recommend this to all ages , I do plan to return and take a few other course as I leaned new strokes which will help me on future trips.
Written September 18, 2022
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Kevin L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It was awesome every body was so nice and it was safe and we all had fun are instructor was very nice and talented and there are some good restaurants near by we look forward to coming back soon
Written August 30, 2022
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Merilee B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Amazing programs, instructors, and atmosphere. The STOKED! program is an experience like no other. Skills are honed, safety is top-notch, and fun is always had. Paddler Co-op is a sure thing.
Written August 11, 2022
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Jessica R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The atmosphere was amazing at the site, and Paddler Co-op has so much to offer, I didn't realize until I got there that they run courses and have public access/camping to the rapids. I took the 2 day intermediate tandem whitewater canoe course and camped there overnight. The instructor was very informative and encouraging, and made sure everyone was capable and comfortable with the techniques and rapids. The entire experience was incredible and I can't wait to go back!
Written July 12, 2022
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T L
London49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Great people and place.
There is simply only positive to be said about my all to brief couple of days here white water kayaking. Everyone was extremely friendly there was a great happy vibe about the place, camping was nicely laid out, basic facilities as expected so no issues there. Right on the river to swim and cool off in the hot weather.
After a quick setup and intro with all our gear, plenty of options available to suit various sizes etc. only a short paddle to the first rapids, a further portage to the next set but again nothing too arduous. The rapids themselves are not massive but then they were not supposed to be. Proved to be enough to test skills new and old - a few swims may have been had in the process!
The coaches / instructors were great, encouraging, and helpful. Obviously very experienced and genuinely enthused with the river and being in and around it.

Could not praise higher and extra points still for being a co-op.
Written July 12, 2022
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scott r
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Loved our Whitewater Rescue Course at the Co-op with Ryan and Ian! Amazing instructors, wonderful time! Can't wait to get back to Paddler Coop for more courses!
Written June 28, 2022
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Jennifer M
Port Elgin, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Paddler Co-op is a beautiful place on the Madawaska River that has many spots for practicing a range of skills based on one's paddling experience. Our instructor was so amazing, a great role model for my two teenage girls (This was a custom 2-day course for family training for a river trip in the Yukon.). We came away so much more confident and more skills under our belt. And it was a super fun way to spend family time--using our freshly honed skills to shoot class three rapids. Wow!
Written June 11, 2022
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le5s
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We took a Beginner Solo Canoe course during the Palmer River Fest in late May 2022 and while it was a little more challenging than we thought, it was definitely one of the best experiences of my 60-year life so-far! Great, caring people, delicious home-made food and music - all nestled in a perfect spot on the Madawaska River! We'll be going back every year from now on!
Written May 24, 2022
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Michael M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beautiful location, great instruction, ton of fun. Visited with my son for a 2 day whitewater kayaking course. Had a great time
Written May 19, 2022
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Robert K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We had a great time with our guide (Ryan) kayaking for two days. We did the Petawawa and the Ottawa River. Very thorough and easy planning, the trip was customized to suit our requests and goals. Paddling was focused on safety and fun! Would recommend!
Written October 10, 2021
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