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April 25-28, 2024

Drôme river, France


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15 May 2024
2024 video

Here’s the Open Canoe Festival 2024 video. This year, we wanted to show the OCF’s DNA, what we want to share with this event. Only the international side doesn’t stand out, but we haven’t forgotten our many foreign coaches and the 13 European countries taking part. Thanks to all of you!

19 April 2024
Nature news – Did you know?

The Drôme is one of the last wild rivers in Europe, with a natural, torrential flow. It meanders for 106 km from its source to its confluence with the Rhône. As a result, it is home to some exceptional flora and fauna, and in particular to two experts in camouflage: On the banksThe ringed plover: […]

27 March 2024
Atlas for men: new OCF partner!

The Open Canoe Festival is proud to welcome a new partner: Atlas for men. Founded in 1999, Atlas for men is the leader in outdoor clothing and accessories for adventurers, explorers and amateurs alike. Soft and warm for winter, lightweight and breathable for summer, their clothing is comfortable to wear and easy to take care of. […]

6 March 2024
Win a canoe trip to Lapland!

The Open Canoe Festival 2024 lottery promises to be a memorable one! Our partner Destination Rivières is giving away an 8-day canoe trip to Swedish Lapland (excluding travel). How to win? Register with OCF to enter the grand prize draw. Canoeing on the Abyalven (Swedish Lapland): nature at its finest. July 13 to 21 and […]

3 March 2024
Gumotex, partner of the OCF!

The emblematic brand of inflatable canoes and kayaks GUMOTEX joins the main sponsors of the Open Canoe Festival! Numerous test boats will be available, and as always, several workshops will be dedicated to inflatable boating.

16 February 2024
2024 opening film: “Canada Vertical”.

The Open Canoe Festival 2024 kicks off on Thursday, April 25 (21H30 in the tepee) with an extraordinary adventure film. In 2021, two childhood friends from Quebec City set out on a never-before-attempted adventure that now ranks among the longest wilderness expeditions ever accomplished in Canada. Advancing by ski, canoe and bike, Nicolas Roulx and […]

13 February 2024
Registrations: “Paddler Pass” or “Non Paddler Pass”, what is the difference?

A recent call from someone who had just registered alerted us to the fact that registering as a “Non Paddler” is not always easy to understand. For those of you who are more visual, the difference between the 2 types of registration is summarized below. In other words, people who don’t want to take part […]

15 January 2024
Win an Esquif canoe!

We have the great pleasure to announce our long time partners Canoe Diffusion and Esquif canoes will offer a splendid “Prospector 16” canoe (2 530 € value!). This legendary model will be equiped with airbags plus some protective skid plates, making it the perfect white water canoe! No doubt the suspense will be intense at […]

13 December 2023
Everything you always wanted to know about OCF but were afraid to ask!

Record for the longest title! All this to tell you that we’ve created a new FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. Can I bring my dog to the OCF? Are canoes provided? How do I win the lottery? Do I need to reserve a campsite? How do I register for workshops? Why is the OCF called […]

17 November 2023
Zulupack: official partner of the OCF

The Open Canoe Festival is proud to present its new sponsor: Zulupack. The founder of Zulupack is a French adventurer who, after making bags for major international brands, decided to create his own: waterproof, ultra-resistant bags perfectly suited to extreme sports, whether on land, in the water or in the mud! Zulupack: waterproof bags for […]


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