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
Registration/Check In:
  • 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


Purchase Camping Only