GBBR ~ Exploring our Biosphere Region, the French and Pickerel Sea Kayak Trip

Join Biosphere guides to kayak the Pickerel and French River outlets and explore an ecological gem within the biosphere reserve.  Geologically, glacial melt waters have carved wondrous formations in the rock.  Learn about the role of coastal wetlands and biodiversity, cultural harvest and trade routes and see how this ecosystem responds to the recent forest fire of 2018.

The myriad of islands of the French River delta are a delight to paddle and entertain a desire to get just a bit lost, knowing that camp is comfortably waiting.  Our five days will be divided between paddling and relaxing: reading a book or playing guitar, swimming and just soaking up that Georgian Bay feeling.  This trip is generously hosted by White Squall and will be a partial fundraiser for the Georgian Bay Biosphere with some proceeds donated to GBBR.


August 5-9, 2019 (5 days)

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$1200 +HST

We Provide

  • Fully equipped kayaks.
  • Group camp gear & tents.
  • Tasty snacks and meals.
  • Qualified guides.
  • Safety gear.

You Bring

  • Personal clothing and outdoor gear
  • Sleeping bag & mat.
  • Personal items - books, musical instrument etc.
  • A willingness to help with basic camp chores ~ meal prep, clean up...
  • Personal vehicle to drive to put-in and take-out, plus parking fees.
See our recommended packing list.


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  • Basic paddling skills & assisted rescues

Trip Resources

Want to know what the trip will be like or how to pack? See our trips resource page.

Customer Comments

A wonderful paddling, camping experience with White Squall. The guides were exceptional in their attention and care of all patrons.

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Still want more info? We love to chat!

Give us a call at 705-342-5324 and we’ll give you the full scoop.

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