This annual event is an important part of our shared history and travels through a beautiful section of our area. Ideally, the renewed energy around this race will attract more participants - individuals, families, and volunteers in the years to come.

Susan Weiskopf


The Mattawa River Canoe Race is one of the most anticipated racing events of the year. Since the late 1970s, it has been referred to as the crown jewel on our racing circuit.

Kim Snell, OMCKRA President


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

Rene Boogemans


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

Yves Villeneuve


Best race in Ontario.

Mark Clout

Mattawa River Canoe Race is getting ready for the 2024 Race! 
We need some volunteers to help us out.

The NBMCA looks forward to hosting the exciting Mattawa River Canoe Race (MRCR) in 2024!

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

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


Thank you to our 2024 Presenting Sponsor!