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2019 Canoe Camping Symposium

Sept. 27-29,2019

Event Description:

Join Canoe Kayak New Brunswick at the 2019 Canoe Camping Symposium from Sept. 27-29, 2019 for camping and paddling tips and tricks from New Brunswick’s best outdoor educators. Workshops include:

  • Canoe strokes and manoeuvres

  • Introduction to Canoe Poling

  • Eddy Turns and Peelouts

  • Big Canoe Paddling

  • Setup the Perfect Tarp

  • Useful knots for canoeing and camping

  • Food dehydration and meal planning

  • Baking with a Reflector Oven

  • Safe handling tips for axes and knives

  • Water purification

  • Cast iron cooking and Dutch Oven group supper!

Special GuestNicholas Guitard, Author of Waterfalls of New Brunswick and The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong's New Brunswick 

Location: ​

The Symposium will be held on Beautiful Belleisle Bay at Camp Pascobac. Pascobac is located roughly 1-hr from Saint John and 1.5-hrs from Moncton and Fredericton. 


Camp Pascobac 

26 Pascobac Ln,

Kars, NB

E5T 2Y4

Venue & Accommodation

Participants are welcome to stay at Camp Pascobac for no charge. There are cabins available on-site on a limited basis. The cabins are bunk-style cabins that house roughly 8-10 people in bunk beds. These cabins will be available on a first come, first serve basis – so arrive early Friday evening if you’d like to a bed! Note that we cannot guarantee you will not be sharing a cabin with others. There is also plenty of space to set up tents on site. So, if you’d prefer to camp/tent, bring your gear!

Please note that there is no running water or cooking facilities in the cabins. Bathrooms are located in a separate building, as is the camp kitchen.


All participants should come prepared for a rustic weekend!

Detailed Event Schedule

A detailed event schedule can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Please note that the schedule may be subject to last minute changes. 

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