Briargreen River Adventure Team



Nine men, all with a deep sense of adventure, diverse backgrounds and skills, and a shared love for the great outdoors – this is the Briargreen River Adventure Team – BRAT.

BRAT’s first adventures were in 2000. In the beginning, it was just two men from the small Ottawa neighbourhood of Briargreen. These experienced outdoorsmen had extensively travelled the many wilderness rivers of the Ottawa Valley. Soon two grew to three, three to five, and eventually, the number is now nine. That’s where we stand today. We have guest adventurers that will join us from time to time, and now we also have an American Chapter – but the core is and always will be the original 9.


During the past quarter of a century, our adventures have brought us to all parts of Canada and the United States. Paddling rivers of all sorts, hiking mountains of all shapes, and skiing hills and valleys on both Alpine and Nordic skis – our passion for the outdoors is only shadowed by our valued and rich friendships. Many of our adventures have been captured on video and are available on Campology’s  YouTube channel.


Since 2004 Dudley has documented most of their trips on video. The first time a movie camera was brought on a trip, the BRATs were shy and reserved – in all fairness – at that time they didn’t know what to expect from the final edited product. While many years later, and with over a dozen projects in the works or completed, the BRATs are now very comfortable in front of the camera. The movies have been shown all over the world to small private viewings and with rave reviews, unfortunately, they are not currently available for commercial distribution. When and if Dudley ever works out the copyright issues, will determine whether or not the world will see BRAT!

DVD’s had a good go,

but now most of our video

is now online at YouTube” 


Who is BRAT?

Who is BRAT?

Hinterlands Whos Who

Silly video mocking the BRAT – in the format of the old TV public service nature based videos from the 60’s

ADVENTURES – Video & Slideshows


Some of our Favourites

The boys have been excellent friends for decades. These are just a few of their adventures.

This Canadian river located in northern Manitoba was explored by the B.R.A.T . Captured on video and is now available on YouTube.

This northern river in Canada’s Yukon territory was explored by the B.R.A.T. Captured on video and is now available on YouTube

The longest river in Alaska and Yukon, it was one of the principal means of transportation during the 1896–1903 Klondike Gold Rush.

Stretches 900 km across northern Canada. Its source is Whitefish Lake in the Northwest Territories, and it flows east to Baker Lake, Nunavut. 


The “Dempster” is a 740 km bucket list journey from Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories offering incredible scenery, wide open spaces and remote beauty.

The French River cuts through the Canadian Shield, flowing through rapids, waterfalls, gorges and interconnected lakes on its journey from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay. 

Just north of Ottawa, Ontario, the river is 230 km long. Its name comes from an Algonquian band of the region known as “Matouweskarini”, meaning “people of the shallows”

The river flows from Algonquin Provincial Park to the Ottawa River. The name comes from the Algonquian for “where one hears a noise like this”, which refers to its many rapids.


ThIs Quebec River flows almost due south into the Ottawa River. Primarily known today for its white water paddling and fishing, the river has a rich history for the First Nations.

 Located roughly 500 km west of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is the centrepiece of Nahanni National Park Reserve.

The white mountains of New Hampshire are the most formidable in the east. Snow has been recorded in the whites every month of the year.

A series of high peaks above tree lines found in the New York State Adirondack park.

Stay tuned for more adventures. 


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