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Tichegami River/Moon River
GPS coordinates given were...
Beginning at Lake Albanel some 400 kilometers east of James Bay and nearly 200 kilometers north of Chibougamau, the Tichegami River/Moon River trip starts with crossings of Lakes Albanel and Mistassini, works north upriver on the Wabissinane River to 22 kilometer long Lake Baudeau, progresses west on Tichegami and Eastmain Rivers to Lake de la Marée, and then proceeds southwest on Moon River to Rupert River. This route is a study in contrasts, ranging from capricious Lake Mistassini, picturesque Tichegami Mountains bordering Lake Baudeau, racehorse rides down the rapids of Tichegami River and scenic Moon River itself. The trip length of 313 kilometers may be extended by further travel down the Rupert River, with alternate takeouts at Highway 109 or Waskaganish on James Bay. There is road access to the put-in at Lake Albanel and takeout at Route du Nord highway crossing of the Rupert River, though a long shuttle of approximately 410 kilometers is required, all over gravel roads. I did not find the trip particularly arduous, portages in general being short and relatively flat, with total on-water duration of 13 days, inclusive of one windbound day. The trip should be classified as predominantly flatwater mixed lake-river, though with a significant number of rapids, whitewater and lining skills are mandatory. It would also be prudent in planning to allocate a minimum of three windbound days, since several large water bodies must be navigated whose conditions are rapidly and adversely influenced by the region’s variable weather. Upriver travel from Lac Mistassini via Riviere Wabissinane is conducted predominately through a decade old burn, though the river itself still manages to remain engaging, exhibiting large deposits of glacier till. Height of Land traverse to the Lac Baudeau watershed brings an opportunity for downstream small creek running with the occasional simple drop, emptying into the beauty of beach-rich Lac Baudeau. With the luxury of more time, I would have spent a rest day on Lac Baudeau, camping on the west shore and admiring enchanting Monts Tichegami (Tichegami Mountains). Riviere Tichegami comprises roughly 3 days travel to Riviere Eastmain with a number of class 2-3 rapids, often 300 meters or more in length. Many of these I found runnable, and the remaining few, excepting one, linable, though with few available portages. I had nervously awaited arrival at the Eastmain, anticipating a gorged, wild river. Instead, the limited section of primary channel I traveled was broad, tranquil and panoramic. Interestingly, the Eastmain possessed a more varied flora, the ubiquitous Black Spruce now sharing the shores with Aspen, White Spruce and Birch and the occasional Jackpine. An intimate secondary channel of the Eastmain is the quickest route to Lac de la Marée, this area still utilized by the Cree as evidenced by their camps, in one of which I encamped halfway through the trip. The portage-rich section of small lakes and creeks connecting Lake de la Marée to Moon River I found delightful, experiencing excellent weather during the passage, and managing to limit any ‘temporary disorientation’ to a single occurrence. Seeley’s description of Moon River is apropos, with towering cliffs and charming topographic relief. Camping at the end of the series of Moon River’s southwest lake sections opposite a huge rock rampart was awe inspiring. From a certain perspective the huge granite slab appears to be the face of a stoic personage: it didn’t take much imagination to appreciate how the indigenous Cree may have found this a hallowed site. Not once did I see a road, powerline or commercially lumbered stump between Lac Albanel and my takeout at Route du Nord, though transmission lines do parallel this highway. A single floatplane crossed my path in thirteen days. On the trip’s last day I encountered the only other people met during my excursion, a fishing party near the confluence of Moon River and Riviere Rupert who munificently proffered a shared lunch complete with two beers – (now that’s a genuine welcome!). Finally reaching the Rupert River, I found it as described by my shoreline lunch companions; the Rupert is as big as the Ottawa, fast flowing and powerful. You won’t run any rapids here. A major impetus to perform this trip was knowledge that Hydro Quebec intends to flood this section of Rupert River and lower Moon River, diverting the impoundment north to the Eastmain. Those entertaining the notion of attempting this voyage mayhap should do it soon.
313 km 13 days
Muskeg River
The Muskeg river is a class 1-3 River North of Fort McMurray. The put in is located by the PTI Camp on the way to the Albian Mine site. The takeout spot is by the "bridge to nowhere" on Hwy 63 just past the Fort Mackay turnoff. The river is narrow and during high water levels (>25m3/s) is for intermediate and advanced paddlers. There are numerous rapids on the Muskeg with the largest being a Class 3 ledge. At lower water levels it drops to a Class 2. The river is navigable in canoes down to about 15m3/s. Below that level there will be many shallow spots where dragging may be required. There are some sweepers on the river, especially in the lower part. For water levels check http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/ATH-RMUSKMAC-WL.txt.
17 km 1 days
Pine and Peace Rivers
Editor’s notes: Ted...
Pine River near Chetwynd to Peace River and Fort Vermillion
833 km 17 days
Beaver River
Start at Hwy 866 bridge south of Brierville (at mouth of Amisk River) West on Beaver River Take out at Hwy 328, south of Beaver Crossing bridge (Reita Creek)
151 km 5 days
lower Clearwater
Which trip? I have done...
Fly in to bottom of Contact rapids in Saskatchewan (1 day upstream of Methye portage)paddle to Fort McMurray Alberta One optional portage at Whitemud Falls, one mandatory portage at Whitemud Falls, and the rest of the portages (3)are skill based.
0 km 6 days
Mackay River
The MacKay River is a Class 1-2+ river near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Water levels vary quite a bit, with the best paddling in early spring after runoff, or after a few weeks of rain. To run the the river, the flow rate should be at least 18m3/s, at which the river is very technical with a lot of maneuvering through rock gardens. At medium levels (25-35m3/s), the river becomes less technical, but there are some large standing waves, so be prepared to bail. At high and flood levels (> 35m3/s), the standing waves can get large and taking on water is guaranteed. In recent years, the water levels have been very low, with only a few short periods of medium level water. Check http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/ATH-RMACMAC-WL.txt for the current Flow Rate and Water Levels. The river takes about 10 hours to paddle at low water levels; 4.5 hours from the put-in to the "corner", 2 hours from the "corner" to the confluence of the Dover, and 3.5 hours from the Dover to the take-out. For every 5m3/s of additional water, subtract approximately 30 minutes from the total time. The "corner" used to be by far the hardest rapid in the river, but over the last few years its mellowed out a bit. It's a narrow, sharp bend in the river where the water forces you to the outside wall and through a hole. It's then followed by a rock garden at lower water levels or a series of standing waves at higher water levels and then another sharp bend. There is a portage trail just before the corner, but if you miss it, you have to run it since the banks are steep and the water swift. Just ahead of the portage trail, there's a large rock in the water on the left hand side, although at high water levels, only a small portion of it may be visible.
77 km 1 days
Blindman River
Start at #12 Bridge, northwest of Rimbey Provincial Park South on Blindman River P 100 m around a 2 m high weir across the river 3 km upstream of Bentley Bridge Finish at Hwy 2A Bridge
72 km 3 days
Jackson Kinnaird Loop
From parking, use cart to get to Jackson Lake. Very short portage to next lake, and next. Variety of possibilities in terms of full loop, partial. Several campsites.
30 km 3 days
Lower Blindman River
We paddled this gentle...
Put in from Highway 2A just south of Blackfalds where the highway crosses the river. The river is mostly easy paddling, numerous riffles and rock gardens, and one or two very small rapids to 1+. Main channel is sometimes only 4 or 5 metres wide. A few sweepers. Follow river 6 km to the Burbank Campground at the confluence of the Blindman River and the Red Deer River. Take out here (parking and bathrooms) or continue down the RD to Joffre Bridge 20 km away.
6 km 0 days
Red Deer River Content Bridge to Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provinical Park
We enjoyed a pleasant...
Put in at the Content Bridge campground about 30 km east of Red Deer on Hwy 11. The river is very gentle - less than 1 m/km and upstream winds may be your biggest difficulty. The ARCA map lists only one Class I rapid at historic Backbone Ledge. Take out at the day use area at Dry Island Provincial Park.
52 km 2 days
Red Deer River Innisfail to Waskasoo Creek
Paddled this solo in my...
Put in at the Bridge west of Innisfail. A few sweepers in the smaller channels; easily avoided by sticking to the main channel . Route ends at the Waskasoo Creek - because that's where my house is!
36 km 1 days
Red Deer River Waskasoo Creek to Joffre Bridge
I've paddled this route...
Route starts at Waskasoo Creek in Red Deer. There are vehicle accessible put-ins at Great Chief Park (slightly upstream) and Riverbend Golf Course (10 km downstream). There is also another access point 20 km downstream (half-way point) at the Burbank campground at the confluence of the Blindman River. Route ends at the Joffre Bridge, river right, just below bridge. This point is 15 km east of Red Deer on Hwy 11.
38 km 1 days
Elbow River - Elbow Falls to Canyon Creek
Start below Elbow Falls Class 2 rapid P 100 m L around class 6 rapid Easy fastwater section P 350 R around class 5 rapids Section of class 3 rapids (P on left if required) Easy section remainder of way to Canyon Creek Exit at campground at Canyon Creek
3 km 1 days
Oldman River (Ft. Mcleod - Nolan's Bridge)
Darin & Jennifer...
Access/egress distances. Hwy 2–Hwy 811 4km Hwy 811–Hwy 3A 45km Hwy 3A-Hwy 3 1km Hwy 3–Hwy 809 15km Hwy 809–Popson Park 17km Popson Park-Weir 8km portage 700m Weir-Hwy 3 4km Hwy 3-Hwy 25 42km
147 km 3 days
St. Mary River - Hwy 501 to Hwy 5
Access at Hwy 501 bridge North on St. Mary River Sections of swift water with gravel riverbed and class I rapids Finish at Hwy 5 bridge, approximately 3 km east of Cardston
23 km 1 days
St. Mary River - US Border to Hwy 501
Access at privately-owned ranch (permission must be obtained) (Hwy 5 approximately 3 km north of border crossing) Left on gravel road for 1.5 km Right on road for 3 km to farm buildings North on St. Mary River for 19 km Several nice canyons along the route P 30 m L around dangerous weir Kimball Park and picnic ground Take out at Hwy 501 bridge
19 km 1 days
Waterton R. (Waterton Prk. - Waterton Res.)
Start at Maskinonge Lake just south of where the Hwy 6 bridge crosses the Waterton River. Pull out is on the gravel road just south of the Waterton Reservior which you get to by turning West off of Hwy 800 or East off of Hwy 6.
29 km 3 days
Nation Lakes Chain
Access: From Fort St James, take Germansen Landing North road for approx 100 km. Leave vehicle at Chuchi Lake. Continue on to access point at Tsayta Lake Southeast through Tsayta Lake (20 km) Section of river 6.5 km long East through Indata lake (11 km) Section of river 4.5 km long East through Tchentlo Lake (37 km) Section of river 5 km long East through Chuchi Lake (28 km) Do the shuttle thing to retrieve the vehicle left at Tsayta Lake
112 km 7 days
Peace River
in at Hudson Hope down to FT. Saint John
120 km 3 days
Bowron Lakes Circuit
A clockwise circuit through the Bowron Lakes Provincial Park, including: Park Registration Thompson Lake Kibbee Lake Indianpoint Lake Wolverine Mountain Isaac Lake Betty Wendle Creek 4th night campsite Isaac River and The Chute McLeary Lake Cariboo River Lanezi Lake Sandy Lake Unna Lake Cariboo Falls Babcock Lake Skoi Lake Spectacle Lake Bowron River and marsh Bowron Lake Finish at put-in point
108 km 7 days
Clearwater - Azure Lakes
Access by road north from Clearwater (boat launch) North up Clearwater Lake East on Clearwater River (upstream) P 500 m to Azure Lake East on Azure Lake Return via same route
96 km 4 days
Flat Lake Canoe Route
Access by Davis Lake Road, west of Highway 97. Put in at Davis Lake. Paddle west, P400 m to next lake. Paddle west, P400 m to next lake. Paddle west then north, P100 m to next lake. Paddle west, follow shore as lake curves south then north, P50 m to next lake. Paddle south west on this small lake, P50 m to next lake. Paddle southwest, P400 m to Flat Lake. Return route by reversing route.
20 km 2 days
Moose Valley Canoe Route
Access via Moose Valley Access Road, west of 100 Mile House. Put in on Marks Lake. Paddle south then west, then P300 to Maitland Lake OR Paddle south then east, P 400 m to Crane Lake #1. Paddle southeast, P120 m to Crane Lake #2. Paddle southeast, P200 m to Kirkland Lake. Paddle east-southeast, P400 m to Beaverlodge Lake #1. Paddle east, P50 m to Beaverlodge Lake #2. Paddle east, P600 m to Long Lake. Paddle southeast, P400 m to Moose Lake. Paddle east-northeast, P 50 m to Grebe Lake. Paddle south then west, P 50 m to Canoe Lake. Paddle south west, P 350 m to Long Lake (The route can just as easily be paddled Canoe Lake to Grebe Lake to Moose Lake.) Return to Marks Lake by reversing previous route.
14 km 2 days
Murtle Lake (Wells Gray Park)
Access is north of Kamloops to Blue River. From Blue River, take a gravel road north for 27 km to the parking area inside Wells Gray Park. P 2500 m to the lake Spend 2-3 days (or longer) exploring the lake. The western arm is 15 km long The northern arm is 24 km long Return via same route
48 km 3 days
Nazco Lake Provincial Park
There are good places to camp on Nazco & Tanikul Lakes, but it gets more difficult to find camping after that. Portages are marked.
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5 km 1800 days
Turner Lakes Chain
This route is located in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park *Turner Lake Turner Lake is about 5 km. Canoes can be rented at the south or north end of the lake. Cabins are available at the south end. The Panorama Lakes trail leaves from the south end of the lake as does the short hike to Hunlen Falls. *Turner to Cutthroat portage At the south end of Turner Lake, go up the creek to the left of the campsite. A 400m portage trail starts about 300 metres upstream on the right. Paddle upstream for about 500 m, then portage around a short rapid for about 100m. Put in and paddle up the creek to Cutthroat Lake. * Cutthroat Lake Cutthroat Lake is less than 1km long. * Cutthroat to Vista portage Look for the white portage marker at the south end of the lake. The first portage is 400 metres long and it leads to a pond. Another portage starts on the left of the creek at the south end of this pond, and comes out at Vista Lake after 130 metres. If you prefer not to load and unload twice, an extra trail section around the pond links the portage trails. * Vista Lake Vista Lake is also about 1km long. *Vista to Junker Lake portage There is a white route marker at the southwest corner of Vista Lake. Paddle about 400m upstream then take the portage trail on the left for 100 metres to Junker Lake. To reach the Junker Lake campsite, turn east and head for the red sand beach. * Junker Lake Junker is about 3.5 km long. It is prone to strong morning winds, so it is best to paddle this lake in the morning. It is possible to use Junker Lake camp as a base and do the round trip to Sunshine Lake in 1 day. * Junker Lake to Widgeon Lake The 150-m portage trail to Widgeon Lake is in a small bay at the far end of the lake. The campground on Widgeon Lake at the end of the trail is large and beautiful and also has excellent views. * Widgeon Lake Widgeon Lake is about 2.5 km. * Widgeon Lake to Kidney Lake The portage trail starts just west of the creek inflow, and is over 500 m long with several uphill sections for a total elevation gain of 40 m. * Kidney Lake The camping area on Kidney Lake is directly across the small bay from the end of the portage. * Kidney Lake to Sunshine Lake (hike) The trailhead for the Sunshine Lake trail is at a small sandy beach directly south of the campsite and SE of the portage from Widgeon. It may be difficult to access in rough conditions. The marker is orange. The hike to the lake is about 1-hour, 3-km. Views across Sunshine lake show jagged peaks and hanging glaciers. Camping is possible at the lake and canoe rentals may be available (inquire with the rental company).
25 km 5 days
Eagle River Canoe Route
We saw lots of Bald Eagles...
Put in: Travel on Trans Canada Hwy approximately. 40km west of Revelstoke, BC. Turn left on Taft Rd, cross railroad tracks and canoe access is upstream of CPR bridge. Take out: Travel Trans Canada Hwy approximately 60km west of Revelstoke, BC., 500 meters past the end of the 4 lane turn right on Solsqua Road, cross CPR tracks and park vehicle, canoe take out is under Solsqua Road bridge.
25 km 1 days
Goldstream Canoe Route
Oct. 15/00 Clear autumn...
Travel by vehicle 90km north of Revelstoke, BC. on Hwy 23 North. Turn right on the Goldstream Forest Service Road (FSR) For canoe put-in, turn left at 9km and stay left until road forks, then turn right and follow road to river to put-in sign. Take out site is at 5.25 km on Goldstream FSR and follow signs to the location where there is a parking area approximately 4km.
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18 km 1 days
Slocan Lake Canoe Route
North of Nelson on Hwy 6 Leave shuttle vehicle at Slocan City Start at Roseberry (road access) South on Slocan Lake (numerous campsites on west side) Finish at Slocan City at south end of lake.
35 km 2 days
BC Inside Passage
Editor’s notes: Ted...
Prince Rupert, Digley & Kennedy Islands, Grenville Channel, Hartley Bay, Fraser & MacKay Reaches,Princess Royal Channel, Bute Dale, Sara Island, Tolmie Channel, Swindle Island, Klemtu, Jackson Channel, Lady Douglas Island, Bella Bella, Shearwater, Lama Channel, Fitz Hugh Sound, Namu, Calvert Island, Rivers Inlet, Blackney Channel, Smith Sound, Cape Caution, Slingby Inlet, Shelter Bay, Richard Channel, Ripple & Gordon Channels, Port Hardy.
480 km 22 days
Powell Forest Canoe Route
Start at south side of Lois Lake Northeast, then north through Lois Lake P 1700 m to Horseshoe Lake Northwest through Horseshoe Lake P 2400 m to Ireland Lake East through Ireland Lake P 800 m to Dodd Lake North through Dodd Lake P 700 m to Windsor Lake P 2400 m to Goat Lake West through Goat Lake West then south through Powell lake Finish at Powell Lake marina
57 km 5 days
Robson Bight
Launch from Telegraph Cove on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Follow the coast until you reach signs for Robson Bight. It is forbidden to enter the Bight, but there are plenty of campspots on beaches along the way, the most popular being Kaikash Beach. Paddle as far as you want, then turn around and paddle back.
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0 km 2 days
North Seal and Lower Seal
North Seal and Seal Rivers...
Details are given in the trip log. Float plane from Lynn Lake to the W end of Chatwin Lake on the North Seal. Rapids, swifts and lakes (Kee...maw, Minuhik, Egenolf, Blackfish, Bain, Copeland, Ireland & Stony) to Shethanie Lake and the junction with the South Seal. River travel with many rapids (some difficult, one very dangerous) to Hudson Bay and Jack Batsone's cabin. Boat to Churchill; train to Thompson.
482 km 20 days
Bird River
Start at boat launch at the east end of Bird lake (off Hwy 315) West through Bird Lake (heavily populated) West on Bird River for 3 km Past Hwy 315 (alternate start point) West on Bird River 6 km P 25 m L around ledge West on Bird River P 400 m around bridge / log jam West on Bird River 6 km Class I Rapid West on Bird River 1 km P 200 m L around waterfall Flat water for 6 km Class I rapid West on Bird River for 1.5 km P 300 m R around falls West on Bird River Rapid CBR but ferry out to right before canyon P 750 m R along top of canyon (class III+ rapids) West on River Class I Rapid Class II+ Rapid (end must be run) Class I rapid West into Lac du Bonnet Finish at Hwy 315 bridge
34 km 1 days
Burntwood River
Start off Lynn Lake Train between Takipy and Charles just where the Kississing River makes a sharp bend to the NE. Coordinates Map 63N-7: 747512.Put in at the little Rapids near the old cabin.If you´re late better camp right here, otherwise you have to paddle the 15km to Flatrock Lake where one can camp right at the Portage on RL!P 30m RL. Paddle east and south trough Flatrock Lake 10km into the little Bay where you have to pull over several Beaverdam´s in order to reach the head of the P 2000m Burntwood Carrying Place at high ground at the left side of the little creek, not as marked at the map! Coordinates Map 63N-10: 887552. First part good trail, then crossing little creek and wet area and about halfway over the Portage you come to some sort of crossroads. Don´t follow the inviting trail to the left but head straight into the willowy and wet trail a short distance and again don´t branch off to the left, instead follow the right trail wich finally leads up a little hill. From some higher point there you can see Burntwood Lake in the distance. You might also see some old log rollers and branches up and down the hill confirming you´re on the right trail. After a final dash trough willows and wet ground you finally reach Burntwood Lake at a weedy Bay. Took us four hour´s! Paddle about 60km over beatyful Burtwood Lake to outlet of Burntwood River.Paddle another 35km on Burntwood River trough a couple of riffles and along some high rocky cliffs to Carrot Rapids. Heavy Rapids, wade and line down on RR - no Portage due to old Burn!Bad Camping here. Paddle another 2.5km to Eagle Rapids.Camp on RR at head of rapids, no Portage due to old Burn! First scout from the rocks on RR, then carefully navigate down first part of Rapids on far RL along the steep cliff and quickly move to RR again and land there well above the second unrunable part. Line down short distance along steep rocks on RR and portage rest for some 50m along bare rock at the rivers edge. Paddle 5km to Rapids. Very tricky, better take short P 50m on RL over Island, then paddle short distance, land on RR and line down first part and run last part. After that easy Rapids around right corner. Paddle 4km to Moose Rapids, runable Class 1+. Paddle 4.5km to Clay Rapids, do not run this one. Good P 400m on RL right at head of rapids. Good camping at lower end off P-trail towards the river, but expect lots of bugs here! Paddle 33km to Driftwood Rapids. Good campspot on Point on RR just at head of Rapid.At higher waterlevels good camping at high rocky point off Portagetrail on RL. Note all the Driftwood circling around the little Island in the big Eddy! The two bars on the map markes an nice straightforward run trough a chute. May scout form the said high rocks.The one bar named Driftwood Rapids markes an very dangerous short Rapid and is best P 50m RL over the jumble of high Rocks. Paddle 3km to Grindstone Rapids. Very rocky, easy P 20m over Rocks on RR. Paddle 12km to Leaf Rapids, heavy boil - good P 100m RL. Paddle 1.5km to Kettle Rapids.P 50m RL over bare rocks, at higher waterlevels use trail trough woods. Paddle 2.0km to Gate Falls.Spectacular Place for the River squeezes trough very narrow gorge. P 150m RR, good camping at lower end. Paddle 4.5km to Jackpine Portage, P RL 200m. Paddle 0.5km to Island Falls. Because of the Hydroprojects downriver from Threepoint Lake this Falls are rather Class 1+ Rapids now and easely navigable. From here on all Rapids marked on the map down to Threepoint Lake are nonexistent now and drowned! Paddle 25km to Threepoint Lake and another 15km to Nelson House. Make shure to use the 1:250.000 map crossing Threepoint Lake because the 1:50.000 maps were printed before the Dam´s! End Trip at public Dock in Nelson House.Short walking distance to the supermarket from here.
232 km 9 days
Deer River
We had Caribou cross the...
Access by VIA Rail at McKlintock Deer River Lower Churchill Portage over Weir (pay attention to tide tables) End in Churchill, MB
120 km 5 days
Gods River
Access by air from Thompson Start at community of Gods River Gods Lake Gods River Rapids at exit from lake Several class 2 and 3 rapids Long, swampy section Series of rapids / falls Junction with Red Sucker River Area of large whitewater Past community of Shamattawa (limited services available) 33 km on Gods River Long rapid (2.5 km) Junction with Hayes River Fast water, but no rapids Finish at York Factory
400 km 14 days
Grass River - Cranberry Portage to Paint Lake
Access Cranberry Portage via Hwy 10 or Simonhouse Lake via Hwy 39 Northeast through First Cranberry Lake Northeast through Second Cranberry Lake (alternate access from Simonhouse Lake enters here) Northeast through Third Cranberry Lake Northeast on river towards Elbow Lake Into south end of Elbow Lake, then exit south side immediately on river Southwest on river Under abandoned CNR tracks P 210 m around rapids P 190 m around rapids P 145 m around rapids South into Iskwasum Lake South through Iskwasum Lake East through Loucks Lake P 155 m R around Loucks Falls East through Flag Lake P 145 m around rapids P 135 m around rapids East through Reed Lake East on river P 875 m around series of rapids and ledges (possible to run portions and shorten portage) East on river through swifts Northeast through Tramping Lake (excellent pictograph site on north side at exit – please treat with respect) P 425 m around Wekusko Falls East across Wekusko Lake Northeast on river Southeast on river Swifts P 100 m R around falls P 75 m L around falls Class I rapid East on river P 50 m R around falls P 55 m L around falls P 100 m L around falls South then east on river P 75 m L around White Forest Falls P 15 m around Skunk Rapids P 125 m L around Whitewood Falls North on river Past entrance to Pakwa Lake North into Setting Lake North through Setting Lake P 250 m around Sasagiu Rapids P 475 m around Pisew Falls North on river West towards Phillips Lake P 75 m around rapids P 175 m around Kwasitchewan Falls North through Phillips Lake P 50 m R around rapids P 700 m R around Kachikaswatainok Rapids P 25 m L around Sasisgigwan Rapids North on river North then west through Paint Lake Finish at Paint Lake Provincial Park Egress via Hwy 6
370 km 14 days
Hayes River - Norway House to York Factory
Start at Norway House at the north end of Lake Winnipeg North on Nelson River to confluence with Echimamish Upstream on Echimamish to Hairy Lake Upstream on Echimamish (series of beaver dams) Painted Stone Portage to Hayes River North on Hayes River Robinson Lake Logan Lake Opiminegoka Lake Windy Lake Oxford Lake Community of Oxford House (final contact with outside) Series of class 2 and 3 rapids Knee Lake (large, wind caution) Swampy Lake Section with many Class 2 & 3 rapids Junction with Fox River End of rapids, but fast water continues Past Junction with Gods River Finish at York Factory
585 km 20 days
Kississing / Churchill River
Dock at Whitefish Lake.Two...
START OFF Hwy.10 at Whitefish Lake on Pineroot Creek south of Flin Flon. Finish in Leaf Rapids.Hire somebody to shuttle you and the canoe/s to Lynn Lake. From there take the train back to Cranberry Portage or The Pas, a 12Hour´s ride! Or find somebody to shuttle you the 200km´s to Thompson and take VIA Rail from there.
400 km 16 days