Minden Wild Water Preserve

Minden Wild Water Preserve

The Minden Wild Water Preserve, an engineered course on the Gull River dating back to 1972, is considered one of the best whitewater runs in the world.

The canoe/kayak - slalom competition at Minden Wild Water Preserve will be a memorable experience for athletes and spectators alike. These Games signify the first time in multi-sport Games history that the canoe/kayak - slalom competition playing field will be on a natural whitewater course.

The property is owned by the Township of Minden Hills and Whitewater Ontario, which operates the Minden Wild Water Preserve. Located about 2.5 hours northeast of Toronto, the scenic course has hosted international races and the team trials for the Canadian Team.

For the Games, the existing slalom course will be upgraded with the installation of a new semi-permanent canoe/kayak gate system, along with other course improvements. Additionally, the existing clubhouse, the Roger Parsons Centre, will be renovated to meet the future needs of the community as a legacy of the Games.

Competitions at Minden Wild Water Preserve

What You Need To Know

Hours of Operation

Pan Am Games: July 18-19
Gates open two hours before competition starts.

Box Office Hours: Box office opens two hours before competition starts.

Venue Map



Information Booth
Family Washrooms
Stroller/Wheelchair Storage
Wheelchair Loan
Assistive Listening Devices
Lost and Found
Box Office
Food and Beverage
First Aid
Accessible Washrooms

Special Notes

Please be advised that all spectators must go to SG Nesbitt Memorial Arena for security screening and ticket validation. A shuttle will then take spectators to the venue.

As this is an outdoor venue, golf umbrellas are permitted. There may also be uneven terrain, so please wear appropriate footwear. If required, a manual all-terrain wheelchair is available for spectator’s to borrow from the information booth on a first-come, first serve basis.

For additional accessible services, please consult the TORONTO 2015 Accessibility Guide at



County Road 20,

Minden, ON