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Valleyfield trip this Wednesday, July 24
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »
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 9:30 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!


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!


Paul and Kelly

Instructions to get there are posted below:

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.,+ottawa,+ON&daddr=20+Rue+Dufferin+Salaberry-De-Valleyfield,+


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:

The culvert put-in!
A Youtube video showing how it's done:
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