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Friends of LaVase Portages Events

Ontario Trails Events

Event: Friends of LaVase Portages Events
Trail: Mattawa River
Date: 2021-07-21 to 2022-07-23
Abstract: Heritage Canoe Day on the La Vase Portages
Type: Canoe
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Trout Lake to Lake Nipissing See event description for directions North Bay Ontario Directions
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Cost: $ 0.00

La Vase Portages  paddlers participate in Heritage Canoe Day.  The event showcases the historic route from Trout Lake to Lake Nipissing.

It is far from a leisurely paddle along the river with numerous portages that depend on the day's water levels.The longest portage this year was 1400 meters. The trip takes aboutsix hours and paddlers/portagers are treated to a shore lunch at BillyBob's Chip Stand to bring a satisfying end to a hard day on the watertrail.

The La Vase Portages are back in the news lately with the proposeddevelopment of an aggregate extraction business once again threateningthe historic route. A letter from Chair, John McNutt can be viewed