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Algonquin Outfitters Muskoka River X

September 14 @ 7:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am

Since time immemorial, the areas west of the Ottawa River and east of Georgian Bay have been the homeland of the Anishinaabek people. These are the traditional territories of enduring Nations that continue their presence on these lands as hunting grounds, medicine areas, and gathering places related to them through oral history passed down for generations. The watersheds of these lands are vast and rich with abundant lakes interconnected by rivers and wetlands. Following the War of 1812 the British began searching for a waterway to connect the Ottawa River with Georgian Bay. On August 1, 1837 David Thompson led the last of these expeditions from what is now known as Penetanguishene, on the shores of Georgian Bay. He arrived three months later at what is now known as Arnprior, where the Madawaska River meets the Ottawa River. On September 14, 2024, teams are challenged to complete a 90km section of David Thompson’s route as they traverse Algonquin Park, one of Canada’s Premier Canoe Tripping destinations.
This season, River X is honouring the Canoe Tripper. Tripper Teams will paddle the quintessential canoe. Defined by its symmetrical hull with curved bow and stern, this elegant watercraft can be paddled in almost any condition. Powering the Canoe Tripper is the traditional paddle: wood with a straight shaft and straight blade. Canoe Tripper Teams will also demonstrate their backcountry abilities by completing a unique challenge as they compete for the title of Ultimate Tripper.
More of a Marathoner and less of a Tripper? River X has you covered with all of the traditional categories such as C2 Stock, C1 Stock, K1 and SUP. Returning for 2024 is the Voyageur Class, open to all teams.
Starting at dawn on the shore of Galeairy Lake, teams paddle west into the heart of Algonquin Park. Completing a true back-country experience of lakes, rivers, marsh and portages, teams must find their way home under the setting sun, navigating the mighty Oxtongue River.
No outside assistance. No re-supplies. No electronic navigation.
Considered by some to be the toughest single day canoe race in the world. Your X-PEDITION is waiting.
Details will be posted on our website mid-December2023. Registration opens early January 2024 and will be limited to 50 teams.


September 14 @ 7:00 am
September 15 @ 12:00 am
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Algonquin Outfitters
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Algonquin Outfitters (Oxtongue Lake)
1021 Algonquin Outfitters Rd
Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0 Canada
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