|Canada, Quebec, Valleyfield , St-Charles River, Park and play: river waves / holes and slalom course.|
What's it like
The Riviere St-Charles provides 300 meters of Class 1 though Class 3 paddling. The river is also set up for slalom competitions.
The gates and property are maintained by the city of Valleyfield and a local club, "Le Centre d'excellence d'eau vive de Valleyfield".
This section of the river was completely redesigned in 2002 to accommodate whitewater kayaking. Specifically playboating. Before then it was used by local slalom boaters as a training site. It has become more polupar since the it hosted the 2004 Canadian Slalom Championships and several other slalom competitions since then.
What more can you ask for. Easy access, good features, safe swims and nont far from the areas facilities: Pubs, groceries, camping, stores and within an hour or 2 of the regions other great paddle locations.
The water level does not change significantly throught the year so the features are very consistent.
The "Rouleau" (first wave at the put in) is good for throwing cartwheels, loops and blunts.
"Bob" the small hole next to the Rouleau is a wonderful place to introduce new paddlers how to deal holes that stick. The hole is not violent but it will keep you there as long as you want to stay in.
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19612 William Street, P.O. Box 47, Williamstown, Ontario, K0C 2J0.
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