Palmer River Fest 2018
May Long Weekend, May 18-21, 2018
What is Palmer River Fest!?
For 19 years Paddler Co-op has opened the paddling season with a LEGENDARY whitewater festival, a weekend event to support fundraising for Paddler Co-op & kick start your summer of whitewater adventures. Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us!
Palmer River Fest typical weekend looks like…
- Friday Arrival, Registration, Welcome & Music @ 5pm-9pm
- Saturday Registration @ 7:30-8:45 am
- Saturday & Sunday: 4 Instructional Whitewater Clinics (High Quality, Safely Facilitated) Saturday am/pm & Sunday am/pm)
- Clinic Times: Kayak: 9:30- 11:30 am & 1:45-3:45 pm, Canoe: 9:15-11:15 am & 1:30-3:30 pm
- Paddle Canada Facilitated Stand Up Paddle Board Clinics New this season!
- Canoe Polo Exhibition Saturday Post Courses New this season!
- 1st Annual Palmer Cross! Race Sunday Post Courses New this season!
- Kid Friendly Whitewater Canoe & Kayak Clinics
- On-site camping Friday & Saturday Nights
- Live Music Saturday Night New bands in the line up!
- Beer Garden Saturday Night
- Yoga (Saturday am & Sunday am) New this year, Additional class Saturday post clinics
- Free Childcare available for clinic participants
- Radical Raffle Sweet Prizes & Swag! Profits support our kid programs!
- Chip Truck all weekend- “The Spud Box” Food for purchase with Cash!
- Exhibitors & Vendors New vendors this season!
- We suggest leaving your dogs at home it is chaotic for pets on site… however dogs will be permitted if leashed and cleaned up after!
Paddling clinics suit a variety of paddling abilities Advanced to Brand New!
*Whitewater Kayak, Canoe or Open Boating, Ottawa River Day Trip (Advanced Only), Lower Madawaska Day Run (Advanced Only)
- “Dust off the rust” for more Experienced, Advanced or Seasoned paddlers
- “Fresh skills” and techniques for Intermediate to Advanced folks
- Safe introduction for our Newbies to whitewater and our fantastic paddling community!
Weekend Package Includes:
- Your choice of 4 High Quality Whitewater Instructional Clinics (Saturday & Sunday)
- 2 Nights On-site Camping (Friday & Saturday)
- Cover for Live Music Saturday Night
- 3 Yoga Courses (Saturday am & pm & Sunday am)
- $200/person + HST
- 2018 Annual Membership
Need to RENT a boat?
- Any boat: 40$/day + HST
- Includes paddle, pfd, helmet & skirt (Kayak only), float bags (Canoe only)
- *We recommend bringing your own helmet, pfd & paddle if possible due to limited quantities
- Boat Rental priority to clinic participants, we will attempt to accommodate non clinic participants when we can.
Just want to camp?
- Camping Only- 12$/person/night
- Pre Pay or Pay upon arrival
Just want to party?
- Live Music- 10$/person
- Pay upon arrival, Must be 19 years of age, with valid ID
- PLEASE no drinking and driving
Friday, May 18 @5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday, May 19 @7:30 am- 8:45 am
Cancellation Policy… No Refunds issued after May 4th, 2018