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Offline ChristianG

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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 09:04:55 PM »
Fantastic day with good friends, Kelly and Sean at Valleyfield!
I’m starting To love my new Antix boat.
Mama bear chip stand lived up to its culinary reputation, delicious!

Paul :-)

Glad to see you like the Antix! Arguably the best boat to enjoy the rivers around us, beginner or expert. I wish I had mine out in Valleyfied with you guys, but unfortunately I was stuck in a 17' Seaward Tyee off Vancouver island and also up Desolation Sound... The seals were fun.

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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 11:32:49 PM »
Fantastic day with good friends, Kelly and Sean at Valleyfield!
I’m starting To love my new Antix boat.
Mama bear chip stand lived up to its culinary reputation, delicious!

Paul :-)

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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 10:02:00 PM »
Thanks for the beta.

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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 09:29:43 PM »
Should be there about noon~ish.

How cold is the water?

Hey, that’s great Sean,

See you tomorrow then.

The water is fine, not really cold. I’m wearing a dry top only.

 Paul

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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 08:44:21 PM »
Should be there about noon~ish.

How cold is the water?


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Re: VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 07:26:53 PM »
Enjoy your paddle,
I am busy this weekend but I will be thinking of a mama bear burger around 5.
J.

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VALLEYFIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, JUNE 22
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 09:19:42 AM »
TRIP TO VALLEYFIELD, SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Hi All!

Would you like to practice boofing waterfalls, punching holes, doing ferries, up-stream attainments, surfing, rolling, all in very clean, clear water! Rinse and repeat! All day! No suttle either, the course is 300 meters long, with a nice path, picnic tables and amenities on site.

Kelly and I are leaving at 10 am and plan to be at Valleyfield before noon.
We’ll paddle multiple laps and do park and play.
Anticipate being back in Ottawa easily before 6pm so your evening plan will not be compromised.

Post here if you plan to attend and or carpool.

Here below are all the info you need!


See you at my place, 100 Boteler Street, off Sussex Drive, or at Valleyfield Saturday!

Paul:-)




Valleyfield is a Premier Class 2-3 Strech of river. It’s everything you wish the
Pump House should be!

CLEAN WATER!!!!! Bigger water but clean, easy
Beginner lines or more challenging line, your choice :-)
 Should you swim there are no nasty rocks and you will simply be in nice calm water in a second or two.

There are some nice surf waves at the bottom, and a very easy portage trail the whole length of the river.


Great training river for Eddy attainment practice!

Afterwords, on the way back, there is a fantastic poutine place, Mama Bear, where we always stop for a well-deserved meal.

We are leaving Ottawa at 10am and should meet at Valleyfield at 11:30am , back by 6pm!

Post here to join in!

SYOTR

Paul and Kelly

Instructions to get there are posted below:



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Valleyfield is a town on the St. Lawrence river, just south east of the point where the 401 meets hwy 20 (i.e. just inside the border of Quebec).
The trip, from downtown Ottawa, takes 1:45 to 2:00hrs and is about 170km one way.
 
From Ottawa, take the 417 towards Montreal.
Exit toward Monkland/Cornwall (exit 58)
Drive to Cornwall (hwy 138) -- approximately 35km.
Follow hwy 138. It turns right then left as you approach Cornwall.
Before getting onto the 401, you can stop at Tim Horton’s in the mall that is just past the 401.
Take the 401 East (toward Montreal).
The 401 turns into Hwy 20 at the Quebec border
Drive 14km after the border and exit at Route 201 Sud towards Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (exit 14)
You’ll cross a few bridges, then you’ll enter Valleyfield. Take a right at Rue Alexandre (a 1 way street)
Turn left on Rue Dufferin.
You’ll see a shopping mall on the right. At the set of lights, turn into the shopping mall (you’ll see a Jean Coutu in the mall parking lot and a McDonalds on the other side of Dufferin)
Drive BEHIND the Maxi grocery store. This will bring you to a small parking area behind the mall and you’ll see the river with gates hanging.
 
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=woodroffe+ave,+ottawa,+ON&daddr=20+Rue+Dufferin+Salaberry-De-Valleyfield,+



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Here are 2 videos pf Valleyfield , one of the course itself and the other of the seal/culvert launch posted by Bill!

Here's a video giving a good view of the whole section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE2RtKIMe40


The culvert put-in!
A Youtube video showing how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qhj4wr_mHo


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