RAP Harbour Kayak Tour – August 28

A kayak tour of Thunder Bay Harbour cleanup projects and environmental issues will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on August 28th.

You’re invited!

Thunder Bay’s harbour cleanup plan, or Remedial Action Plan (RAP), invites experienced kayakers with their own kayaks to get up close with harbour environmental issues and projects on August 28th.

Centered on the lower Kaministiquia River and nearby portions of Lake Superior, this guided event is a chance for experienced kayakers to learn first-hand about harbour environmental issues and projects centered on water quality, habitat, and fish populations. The event is also a chance to get an up-close view of several harbour industries. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free of charge. A light lunch will be provided. View tour details and video footage of a previous RAP kayak tour below.

1’13” Video Clip – 2015 Nipigon Bay RAP Kayak Tour on the Lower Nipigon River.


When: Sunday, August 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Starting and ending at Mission Island public boat launch beside McKellar Marine at the end of 107th Avenue, off 106th Street. (106th Street is on the way to Mission Marsh.)

McKellar Island Boat Launch
The event begins and ends at the McKellar Island Public Boat Launch (also called the 107th Avenue Boat Launch). Access Thunder Bay’s Harbour Islands from Thunder Bay’s east end. Head east on Pacific Avenue from Simpson St. and turn right onto Island Drive. Proceed along Island Drive over the bridge across the McKellar mouth of the Kam River. Turn left onto 106th St. Proceed along 106th St to 107th Ave. Turn left onto 107th Ave and proceed a couple of hundred meters to the public boat launch.

(or 107th Ave.)

(or 107th Ave.)

Why: To learn about Thunder Bay harbour environmental projects, progress and issues.

Registration: Contact Jim Bailey –¬† jfbailey @ lakeheadu dot ca if you would like to participate. Please copy Kirsti Salmi – ksalmi @ lakeheadu dot ca. All participants must register & return waivers by email before August 19th, 2016.

Safety & Rules:

Safety is our primary consideration. All participants must be experienced kayakers of intermediate or higher skill level with their own kayak and safety equipment. The group will be accompanied by certified kayaking instructor Lise Vaugeois. Note that this is not a kayaking instruction course but rather a harbour tour focused on the lower Kaministiquia River and adjacent portion of Lake Superior.

If you are interested in participating email Jim Bailey at the Lakehead University Remedial Action Plan office – jfbailey @ lakeheadu dot ca. Please copy Kirsti Salmi – ksalmi @ lakeheadu dot ca. If you have any questions, feel free to give Jim a call – 807-343-8514.

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