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Welcome to Whitewater Ontario's River Wiki


This wiki is an initiative by Whitewater Ontario to document the whitewater rivers and play spots throughout Ontario and other locations popular with Ontario paddlers.

Anyone can contribute - this is a grass roots, volunteer project, so please help out where you can. You don't have to be an expert of any kind. You do, however, have to be a registered user, but don't worry: registration is free.

Click here to see a list of the information that is still needed.

You can also email suggested edits to with 'WO River Wiki edit' in the subject line of the email with the name of the river you have suggested edits for.

At this time we have 74 articles in total in this wiki. There are 65 articles on rivers and 15 articles on park and play spots, which are organized by location or by class.

Other categories of interest:

How to contribute to the Wiki: A quick and easy guide

More detailed information can be found in the articles listed in the next section, but for those eager to get going, here is the short version:

  1. Log in through the main WO site.
  2. Search the name of the River that you are hoping to create in the box on the left hand side
  3. If the entry doesn’t exist, click on the red ‘create this page’
  4. If the entry does exist, you can edit it if you choose.
  5. Give the page a name, usually the name of the river. Make sure all words are capitalized.
  6. On the next page you should see ‘Select boilerplate’ as an option. Select river boilerplate. Delete the ‘include only’ lines at the beginning and end.
  7. You will now see the relevant headings and sample text. Use these headings to make your entry. (Please stick to these so that all the river info has common look and feel to it, don’t worry if some headings are empty)
  8. Categorize your page! Use the boxes at the bottom to put your river in the correct categories. It should go in the river category, whitewater category, a class category and a location category. If the category doesn’t exist, you can create a category or let me know and I can get a category made.
  9. Red links haven’t been created yet so you can edit these if you like. There is a list of these under the ‘Wanted Pages’ page.

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