At LIV Outside the outfitter store on Friday 5pm-9pm before and Saturday of the event 8am-10am.  Come early.



Great Muskoka Paddling Experience (GMPE)

Contact: Pat & Charles Schofield   race is Thanksgiving weekend every year

Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association


Race runs from Bracebridge Bay along the Muskoka River and finishes at the registration and launch location in Annie Williams Park.  Water is flat, deep river with distance and twisting river turns providing technical challenges.  There are no portages and no whitewater.  Suitable for many skill levels from beginner to experience paddlers based on classes and distances chosen.

Well organized late season race in a lovely location with a great atmosphere after the race for awards and socializing.  Food available from Lion’s Club onsite before and after the races.

Jacket style PFD’s must be worn.


Saturday, October  07, 2017 at 08:00 AM

9:00 AM 5K & 11:15 AM 10K North Canoe races; other races start from 10:30

since 2011

Length & Classes

5 km, 10 km and 20 km race lengths

9:00 AM 5K & 11:15 AM 10K North Canoe races

other races start 10:30 AM

Many many classes - see race webpage for full list.  Included are:

recreational Canoe, Kayak, OC1, OC2, North Canoe, SUP

C2 Marathon/Pro: male/female/co-ed
C1 Marathon/Pro: male/female
K1 ICF High Performance: male/female
C2 Stock: male/female/co-ed
C2 Rec: male/female/co-ed
K1 Kayak Touring (long): male/female
K1 Kayak pelican style (short): male/female
SUP Open: male/female


Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge, Ontario