The composite canoes are lighter and faster than plastic and aluminum canoes. They are preferred when paddling over long distances. We recommend these canoes for trips involving open rivers and lake crossings. While they are a joy to paddle and hard not to love, their hulls are less able to cope with hitting rocks and careless handling. […]
How to predict cell phone coverage and what do I do if cell phones don’t work where we are going?
Predicted cell phone coverage maps for a number of common providers can been seen at the following address: http://www.comparecellular.com/coverage-maps/ If there is no cell phone coverage in the location you are canoeing it would be wise to have a satellite phone or personal emergency beacon which offers complete coverage to call for help or signal […]
How can I get help in an emergency?
The first step to being prepared for an emergency is preplanning. Make sure you leave your travel plans with someone back at home. In this way in case of an emergency where you are left stranded, you can be guaranteed that someone will notice that you have not returned and will know where to send […]
Who needs to know my route and my schedule?
Don’t be the only one in the canoe party that knows the route – have maps marked out, go over it with your group – if something happens to you to make you incapable of leading the way back to civilization it is necessary that someone else be capable of getting everyone home. Do not […]
Where can I learn more about the safe and proper use of canoes in a wilderness setting/canoe trip?
For some recommendations of safe boating practices see our Canoe Safety 101 which will expand on some of the following tips: Make sure to leave your travel plans with someone Read the river ahead of you Watch the weather – getting caught by a sudden wind and waves in open water is a common source of […]
What steps can everyone in our group take to help insure we do not need to be paying any extra charges?
First, ensure that you are prompt in picking up and returning your equipment at the designated time, and second, respect the equipment you’ve rented. Please be advised that you will be charged for returning dirty equipment as well as for items lost stolen or damaged. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind that […]
What can I expect to be charged if I return dirty equipment?
You will be charged a cleaning fee of $50.00 per hour of labour needed to clean soiled and dirty equipment.
What are the charges that I can expect to pay for lost or damaged items?
Renters are fully responsible for all items until the moment the rented items are personally received back into inventory by one of WinnipegCanoeRentals.com’s employees. A $25.00 charge will be applied to the loss or damage of a life jacket or paddle. Charges for other items lost or damaged will be based on the actual cost […]
What will I be charged if I find it necessary to cancel my canoe booking or I if I fail to pick up the canoe I rented?
Canoe bookings may be cancelled up to 10 full days prior to your scheduled pick up date without charge. However, should you cancel after this time or fail to show up at scheduled pick up time, a charge of one full day rental will be applied for each booked canoe or trailer space.
Am I able to arrange an alternative pick up or drop off time?
If you wish to pick up during times that are different than listed, please check with WinnipegCanoeRentals.com a few days prior to your scheduled pick up date so that we can tell you if this will be possible. When pick up needs to occur on Sundays or during hours that we are closed, a $50.00 charge is […]