The race is always fun, but the portages are tough!

Rene Boogemans


Best part is finishing.

Matthew Porteous


I’ve done a lot of races and this is one I love the most.

Yves Villeneuve


Best race in Ontario.

Mark Clout


The paddling community at this race is wonderful.

Barry Cull and Erwin Ellen

Mattawa River Canoe Race takes a break to plan for the 2024 Race!

The NBMCA looks forward to hosting the exciting Mattawa River Canoe Race (MRCR) in 2024! We will not be hosting the event in 2023, as we are using this year to better plan and prepare for this exciting event. We plan to explore creative ideas in the spring this year with our partners (including the paddling community) to refresh our look at details such as event categories, dinner options and increasing our supporting resources. NBMCA looks forward to these discussions, as we ramp up to host the MRCR in 2024.

In the mean time, check out the highlights of the 2022 Race which saw the 1st place finishers completing the 64 km race in just over six hours.

Peter Braul of Collingwood and Oliver McMillan of London captured the Fastest Overall Time trophy, finishing with a time of 6:13:02, ahead of second place finisher Sebastien Courville of Golden Lake with a time of 6:27:35.

All results!

For more information, please contact the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

Paula Loranger at (705) 474-5420 ext. 2002 or Email Us

Thanks to our 2022 Race Sponsors!



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