Welcome to Canadian Canoe Routes

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Last Edited July 7, 2014

Welcome to Canadian Canoe Routes (CCR) website!!

Inside, you'll find hundreds of route descriptions, trip reports, gear information and reviews,  recipes, tips, tricks and techniques and active discussion forums.  In addition there is a  wealth of Route Resource Information.  All of Canada is included & selected areas of the US.

And of course, the heart & soul of CCR is its members - a large community of paddlers from across the country & even quite a few from other countries - in particular, our neighbour to the south, the US!


We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous financial
support of Mountain Equipment Coop.



Paddling Videos

Reblazing Old Portage Trails
......from Hoop....a video showing how to re-blaze an old portage trail marking blaze, and how to make a new one. For many on MyCCR this will be old hat. But for newbs this may explain some of the practicalities, and explain some of our heritage. Blazing trees with an axe or knife is the northern traditional way portages were marked, and this technique is still used across the north.....


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Do you have a favourite YouTube canoeing video you'd like to share on CCR? Just send us the link at! We will be posting new ones regularly.


A Video Of a Trip Retracing Literary Footsteps of Farley Mowat

In this feature documentary, husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison (Being Caribou), along with their 2-year-old son and dog, retrace the literary footsteps of Canadian writer Farley Mowat. They canoe east from Calgary towards the Prairies (the geography of Farley's Born Naked and Owls in the Family) and then traverse the same paths that Mowat took more than 60 years earlier in Never Cry Wolf and People of the Deer. Their epic 5,000 km journey—trekking, sailing, portaging and paddling—ends in the Maritimes, at Mowat's Nova Scotia summer home.



Finding Farley by Leanne Allison, National Film Board of Canada

With thanks to Paul Mason, a paddling cartoon to lighten up your week....

  The latest Bubblestreet comic strip



What's Happening on CCR?


Current Forum Discussions

Reblazing Old Portage Trails
A great & informative discussion initiated by 'Hoop'  - includes video shown above & produced by Hoop

So I need a new hat...
Discussion of that special hat you use for canoe trips!

LAND OF THE SILVER BIRCH: WIFI Coming to a National Park Near You!

Parks Canada wants to offer free WiFi with your portage trip


Nastawgan: the WCA Quarterly Journal

Winter 2013 Nastawgan Journal Now Available to WCA Members

All 4 2012 Nastawgan issues & Spring & Summer of 2013 issues are being made available by the WCA to all CCR users in the following 2 locations:

If any non-WCA member would like to receive a sample Nastawgan, please contact the Editor at


route map example Canoe Trips From our New Routes Database

Our new Routes Database is now open - have a look at a route from there...Lester Kovac's Kuujjua River in the NWT:  KUUJJUA RIVER - you can see how his GPS track is displayed, he uploaded all his maps to share & he has included a few beautiful photos.

gallery_photo Wilderness Canoe Symposium 2015



WCA/CCR Updates & Event

WCA Upcoming Events


Food for Paddlers

Have a look at the great list of recipes, submitted by other CCR members!  Please feel free to add your own favourite recipe.



Articles: Of Current Interest





Quote of the Moment


A nature lover is someone who, when treed by a bear, enjoys the view.