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Athabasca River basin.

Athabasca River. Information.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Jasper National Park portion.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Athabasca/Athabasca_e.htm
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_River
Athabasca Landing Provincial Historic Site. Online, Photos.
http://athabascacountry.com/heritage/heritage
http://digicon.athabascau.ca/cdm4/brows ... ART=21,481
http://athabascalanding.athabascau.ca/
http://www.athabascaheritage.ca/tour/guide.htm

Athabasca River. Features.
Caution: Paddler access above Athabasca Falls is not recommended.
Columbia Glacier, … , Chaba River confluence, … , Sunwapta River confluence, …
Athabasca Falls and Hwy 93A bridge, Hardistry Creek confluence, Whirlpool River confluence, Prairie de la Vache and Astoria River confluence, Portal Creek confluence, Hwy 93 bridge, Whistlers Creek confluence, Miette River confluence, Old Fort Point,
Jasper, Cottonwood Creek confluence, bridge, Maligne River confluence, Snaring River confluence, Hwy 16 bridge, Jasper Lake, Rocky River confluence, Snake Indian River confluence, Miette, Pocahontas and creek confluences, Brûlé Lake, Solomon, RR bridge, Old Entrance, Entrance and Hwy 40 bridge,
Hinton, creek confluences, Dalehurst bridge, creek confluences, bridge, Oldman Creek confluence, Berland River confluence,
Berland bridge, road (Rte 947) and RR bridges north of Knight, Silver Creek RR station, road bridge (access to Hwy 43), Bessie Creek confluence, Hwy 43 bridge, Sakwatamau River confluence, McLeod River confluence and
Whitecourt, creek confluences (Mink, Bull), Hwy 658 bridge (north of Blue Ridge), Christmas Creek confluence, Five Mile Island, creek confluences (Corbett, Goose), Freeman River confluence, Hwy 33 bridge,
Fort Assiniboine, Rte 661 ferry, Pembina River confluence, Chisholm, Hwy 2 bridge, RR bridge, Lesser Slave River confluence, Smith,
Athabasca town and Tawatinaw River confluence, Rte 813 bridge, Pinesands PNA, La Biche River confluence, Calling River confluence and Calling River PRA, La Petite Rivière Jaillante confluence, McMillan Lake outlet and Iron Point, Pelican Portage and Pelican River confluence, Pelican Rapids, Stony Rapids, Rapides du Joli Fou, House River confluence, Deadman Creek confluence, Grand Rapids and Grand Island, Pointe La Biche, Buffalo Creek confluence and Brule Point, Brulé Rapids, Algar River confluence, Boiler Rapids, Middle Rapids, Long Rapids, Crooked Rapids, Rock Rapids, Little Cascade Rapids, Cascade Rapids, 3 unnamed rapids, Mountain Rapids, Little Fishery River confluence,
Fort McMurray and Clearwater River confluence, Poplar Creek confluence, industrial area, Steepbank River confluence, Muskeg River confluence, Hwy 63 bridge, Mackay River confluence, Fort MacKay, Shell Landing (alternate access; not at Toporama), Ells River confluence, Tar River confluence, Pierce River confluence, Firebag River confluence, Galoot Lake (start), Grayling Creek confluence and Point Brulé, Berdinskies, Kenny Woods, Embarras, Old Fort, Richardson River confluence, Devils Elbow, Ess Bend, Richardson Lake outlet, Lake Athabasca, Fort Chipewyan.

Athabasca River. Sunwapta Falls to Fort Chipewyan. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Six reaches with intermediate access/egress points near Athabasca Falls, Jasper, Hinton, Athabasca and Fort McMurray.
Ed note: A reading of the documentation suggests strongly that parties start below Athabasca Falls.
Route description: Athabasca River features.

Athabasca River. Berland bridge to Whitecourt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: e2holmes.
Route description: Put in near the bridge 1 km below the Berland River confluence (assumed), Athabasca River features, Whitecourt.
Title at source: Athabasca River Berland Bridge to Whitecourt.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=36620
Photos:
http://northernwaters.shutterfly.com/athabascariver

Athabasca River. Jasper to Whitecourt. Guide.
Extract from Paddle Alberta:
Athabasca River — NOVICE+ to INTERMEDIATE
Class I+ – II+
From Jasper through Jasper National Park and the majestic Rock Mountain front to Hinton, through forested foothills past ‘Tunnelrock’, ‘The Gates’ and the Berland River towards Windfall & Whitecourt.
Ed note: Available for purchase at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/maps.asp

Athabasca River. Athabasca Falls to Jasper. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 31 km. Half day to 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled to intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Best open-canoe whitewater in the park; great mountain scenery.

Athabasca River. Jasper to Whitecourt. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 292 km. Half day to 14 days.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Scenic day tripping; good wilderness tripping.

Athabasca River. Athabasca to Fort McMurray. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 394 km. 7 to 10 days; some 1-day trips.
River comments: Tripping river for skilled paddlers; one novice reach.
General comments: History, wilderness camping, whitewater.

Athabasca River. Whitecourt to Fort Assiniboine.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Whitecourt (River Boat Park), Athabasca River features, Fort Assiniboine.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... iboine.pdf

Athabasca River. Athabasca to Fort McMurray. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description: Athabasca, Athabasca River features, Fort McMurray.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Athabasca River. Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan. Online.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Norm Miller.
Route description: Fort McMurray, Athabasca River features, Fort Chipewyan.
Ed note: This is part of a trip from Fort McMurray to Tuktoyaktuk.
http://www.paddlermagazine.com/issues/2 ... le_2.shtml
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?16

Athabasca River. Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan.Online, Notes.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: Fort McMurray, Athabasca River features, Fort Chipewyan.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide7.aspx

Athabasca River. Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan; via Mamawi Creek and Mamawi Lake. Online, Information, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Fort McMurray, Athabasca River features (except for route through Mamawi Lake), Fort Chipewyan.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Ft.M ... t.Chip.htm

Athabasca River. Fort McMurray to Shell Landing. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description (day trip): Fort McMurray, Athabasca River features, Shell Landing.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Athabasca River. Fort MacKay to Fort Chipewyan. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Athabasca River (Shell Landing to Fort Chipewyan).
Route description: Fort MacKay (Hyw 63 bridge), Athabasca River features, Fort Chipewyan.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Christina Lake. Online, Notes.
Ed notes:
1. This is the Christina Lake east off Rte 881, near Conklin.
2. About 140 km southeast of Fort McMurray.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Christina River. Features.
..., Jackfish River confluence (the Christina is usually accessed from Christina Lake and Conklin), Chard bridge, Hwy 881 bridge, Janvier, Kettle River confluence, Winefred River confluence, Cottonwood Creek confluence, past second Christina Lake, Gregoire River confluence, Ritson Island and Clearwater River junction.

Christina River. Christina Lake to Chard.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Hwy 881, Jackfish River (drains Christina Lake), Christina River to Chard bridge.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Chri ... 0River.htm

Christina River and Clearwater River. Chard to Fort McMurray. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Christina River (Chard to Clearwater River).
Route description: Chard bridge, Christina River features, Clearwater River features, Fort McMurray, The Syne.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Christina River and Clearwater River. Chard to Fort McMurray. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 209 km. 4 to 7 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers.
General comments: Whitewater, wilderness camping, lots of wildlife, flowers, birds.

Christina River and Clearwater River. Christina Lake to Fort McMurray. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Conklin, Christina Lake, Jackfish River, Hwy 881 bridge, Christina River junction, Christina River features, Clearwater River junction, Clearwater River features, Fort McMurray, The Syne.

Clearwater River. Information.
Ed notes:
1. This Clearwater River in Alberta is a tributary of the Athabasca River, entering it at Fort McMurray; the other is a tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.
2. I'll copy Clearwater Routes from SK, as appropriate.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Clearwater/Clearwater_e.htm
Whitemud Falls Ecological Reserve.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=414
Whitemud Falls Wildland Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=391
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearwater ... skatchewan

Clearwater River. Features.
SK border (below northern terminus of the Methy Portage), Whitemud Falls (with Wildland Park and Ecological Reserve), Pine Rapids, Big Rock Rapid, Long Rapids, Cascade Rapids, High Hill River confluence, Hollies Creek confluence, Ritson Island and Christina River confluence, Rainbow Creek confluence, past Draper, Saprae Creek confluence, Fort McMurray, The Syne.

Clearwater River. Contact Rapids to Fort McMurray. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Clearwater River (Contact Rapids to Snye).
Route description: Contact Rapids of the Clearwater River (north of Lac La Loche SK), northern terminus of the Methy Portage, AB border; Clearwater River features; Fort Mcmurray and The Syne.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Clearwater River. La Loche to Fort McMurray. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: La Loche (SK), Lac La Loche, Methy Portage, Clearwater River features, Fort McMurray, The Syne.

Clearwater River. Warner Rapids to Fort McMurray. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 216 km. 7 to 10 days.
River comments: Tripping river for skilled paddlers.
General comments: History, extended wilderness tripping, whitewater and falls, scenery, wildlife.

Clearwater River. Draper to Fort McMurray. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Clearwater River (Draper to Snye).
Route description (day trip, Fort McMurray area): Draper (below Christina River confluence, off Hwy 69), Clearwater River, Fort McMurray and The Syne.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Clearwater River. Virgin River to Whitemud Falls. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Patrick Mahaffey.
Route description: Float plane from La Loche to Virgin River, Clearwater River features, float plane from below Whitemud Falls to La Loche.
Title at source: Clearwater River: Trouble in Paradise.

Crow Lake. Online, Notes.
Ed note: About 130 km southwest of Fort McMurray, on Hwy 63.
Crow Lake Provincial Park.
Ed note: At last report (late November 2010), the campground is closed due to fire.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=574
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Ells River. Gardiner Lakes to Athabasca River.Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description: Gardiner Lakes, Ells River, Chelsea Creek confluence, Athabasca River (downstream from Fort MacKay).
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Engstrom Lake. Online, Notes.
Ed note: About 80 km southeast of Fort McMurray, off Rte 881.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Gregoire Lake. Online, Notes.
Gregoire Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=52
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregoire_L ... Alberta%29
Ed notes:
1. Also called Willow Lake, locally, provincially and at Toporama (at at least one scale).
2. About 35 km south of Fort McMurray.

Jackfish River and Christina River. Rte 881 bridge to Chard bridge. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Christina River (Jackfish River to Chard).
Route description (day trip, Fort McMurray area): Rte 881 bridge over the Jackfish River (below Christina Lake, near Conklin), Christina River junction, Chard bridge (“Green Bridge”, below Waddell Creek confluence).
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Jackfish River. Christina Lake to Hwy 881 bridge. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description (day trip, Fort McMurray area): Christina Lake, Jackfish River, Rte 881 bridge.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Jarvis Creek. Jarvis Lake to Gregg Lake. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 13 km. Half day to 1 long day.
River comments: Novice flatwater paddling; frequent, active beaver dams.
General comments: Pleasant lake and creek paddling; scenic foothills vistas.

Jasper National Park. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx
Tourism and photos.
http://www.jaspernationalpark.com/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_National_Park

La Biche River and Athabasca River. Wandering River to Calling River. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: La Biche River. Wandering River to Athabasca River.
Route description: About 500 m of the Wandering River (from road west of Amesbury, La Biche River junction, Athabasca River junction; exit opposite Calling River mouth.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Lobstick River. Hwy 22 to Pembina River. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 13 km. Half day to 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Spring training runs.

MacKay River. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description: Access by road from Hwy 63 (north of Fort McMurray); egress at Athabasca River junction (upstream from Fort MacKay).
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Maligne Lake. Information.
Jasper National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_e.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_National_Park
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maligne_Lake

Maligne Lake. Information.
Author: Darin Zandee.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Mali ... 20Info.htm

Maligne Lake. Online, Notes, Photo.
Source: paddling.net
Author: John Woodham.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?400

Maligne Lake. Online, Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Public boat ramp, Leah Creek, Samson Narrows, Fisherman’s Bay, Spirit Island, Coronet Creek.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/malignelk.pdf

Maligne Lake. Online, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Mali ... 202004.htm

Maligne Lake. Online, Guide, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: gbarron.
Title at source: Maligne Lake July 2009.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=34534

Maligne Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Northern Waters (shutterfly.com).
Title at source: Maligne Lake, Alberta.
http://northernwaters.shutterfly.com/malignelakealberta
Photos:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11452252 ... banner=pwa
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Maligne River. Maligne Lake to Sixth Bridge. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Three reaches: Maligne Lake to Medicine Lake; above the Maligne Canyon hostel; Fifth Bridge to Sixth Bridge.

Maqua Lake. Online, Notes.
Ed note: Small lake southwest of Gregoire Lake.
Maqua Lake Provincial Recreation Area.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=74
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Mariana Lake. Online, Notes.
Ed note: About 110 km southwest of Fort McMurray, on Hwy 63.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

McLeod River. Features.
(Cadomin, Leyland, Fidler, Hwy 40, Mackenzie Creek confluence, Shaw), Hwy 40 bridge (from Mercoal), creek confluences (Eunice, Deerlick, Wampus, Antler, McCardell), Gregg River confluence, Forestry Trunk Road and McLeod River Forest Provincial Recreation Area, creek confluences (Anderson, Quigley, McPherson, Corrall), along Hwy 16 (Yellowhead), Embarras River confluence and Hwy 47, Hwy 16 bridge (east of Edson), Wolf Creek confluence, Rosevear, January Creek confluence, Hwy 32, McLeod Valley, Groat Creek confluence, Whitecourt, Athabasca River.

McLeod River. Mercoal (Hwy 40) to McLeod River PRA. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 37 km. 1 to 2 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers, but with log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Fun little river; good whitewater and good fishing; great wilderness camping.

McLeod River. Mercoal to Whitecourt. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Forestry Trunk Road & McLeod Recreation Area, Embarras River and Hwy 16 (Yellowhead).
Route description: Mercoal, McLeod River features, Whitecourt.

McLeod River. Embarras River (Hwy 47) to Peers (Hwy32).
Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 101 km. 3 to 4 days.
River comments: Whitewater (up to III+) and tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Pleasant paddling in near-wilderness setting.

Miette River. Jasper National Park to Athabasca River. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Two reaches, with intermediate access/egress points at Geikie and Yellowhead Highway.

Muskeg River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Insufficient information provided; likely the Muskeg River north of Fort McMurray, as described in the Borealis Canoe Club entry.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Muskeg%20River.htm
Photos:
http://www.vonkeman.ca/outdoor/muskeg/

Muskeg River. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description (day trip, Fort McMurray area): Access is from a road off Hwy 63, downstream of Fort MacKay; egress is at the Hwy 63 bridge over the Athabasca River.

Pembina River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembina_Ri ... Alberta%29

Pembina River. Entwistle area. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 38 km. 1 to 2 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Great teaching river.

Pembina River. Entwistle area. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.

Pembina River. Raven Creek Road Bridge to Sangudo.
Source: Mark’s Guide library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Raven Creek Road bridge, Wolf Lake Road bridge, Lodgepole, Easyford, Bigoray River confluence, Moon Lake, Entwistle, Lobstick River confluence, Matthews Crossing, Rangeton, Sangudo.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/Pembi ... AP1997.pdf

Poplar Creek Reservoir. Online, Notes.
Ed note: About 25 km north of Fort McMurray, just west of Hwy 63.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Richardson backcountry lakes. Online.
Ed notes:
1. Located east of Wood Buffalo National Park and south of Richardson Lake.
2. Access is by float plane or ATV only.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Lakes: Herb Lake, Keith Lake, Jackson Lake, Six Lakes, Barber Lake, Larocque Lake and many others.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Richardson River and Athabasca River. Winter road to Fort Chipewyan. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Richardson River.
Route description: Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, Richardson River, Athabasca River junction, Devils Elbow, Ess Bend, Richardson Lake outlet, Lake Athabasca, Fort Chipewyan.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Wildhay River. Information.
Willmore Wilderness Park.
http://albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=398
Willmore Wilderness Foundation.
http://www.willmorewilderness.com/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willmore_Wilderness_Park
Photos.
http://www.google.ca/images?q=Willmore+ ... 66&bih=560

Wildhay River. Below Doctor Creek to Jarvis Creek. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 36 km. Half day to 2 days.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers, at most normal levels.
General comments: One great whitewater run; learning runs for novices; fine, scenic foothills tripping.

Wildhay River and Berland River. Old Brule Bridge to Athabasca River. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Three reaches with intermediate access/egress points at Hwy 40 and Pinto Creek.
Route description: Old Brule bridge (not found at Toporama), ... , Seep creek confluence, outlet from Rock Lake, Mumm and Collie Creek confluences, Moosehorn Trail, creek confluences (Doctor, Paradise, Ice Water, Moberly), Hwy 40 bridge. RR bridge, bridge, Jarvis and Barbara Creek confluences, Clyde Creek confluence, Pinto Creek confluence and bridge. U, bridge, Berland River junction, dam?, Athabasca River junction.

Beaver River basin.

Ed note:
Although some Lakeland waters lie in the Athabasca River basin, I have decided not to split entries, to file all Lakeland entries in the Beaver River basin folder.

Beaver River. Hwy 866 to Beaver Crossing. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Hwy 866 bridge (south of Brièreville), creek confluences (St Lina and Fork), bridge, Hwy 881 bridge, past Truman, Columbine Creek confluence, Mooselake River confluence, Sand River confluence, Manatokan Creek confluence, Hwy 41 bridge, Big Meadow, Jackfish Creek confluence, Hwy 892 bridge, CFB Cold Lake, Muriel Creek confluence, Beaver River settlement, Beaver Crossing and Hwy 28.

Cold Lake. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 102 km. 3 to 5 days.
Comments: Lake travel, but for skilled paddlers (rough waters). Long sandy beaches, deep waters, fine lake-trout fishing, wilderness camping.

Lakeland Provincial Park area. Information.
Lakeland Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=280
Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=282
Lac la Biche region.
http://www.laclabicheregion.com/index.p ... &Itemid=87
Back Country Canoe Circuit.
Ed note: Thanks to Paddle Alberta for the source.
http://www.laclabicheregion.com/index.p ... Itemid=131
pdf map of the Lakeland region.
Thanks to Gerald_G for the link.
http://laclabicheregion.com/index.php?o ... oad&gid=32
Lac la Biche area tourism.
http://www.laclabicheregion.com/index.p ... &Itemid=43

Lakeland Provincial Park. Online.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Jackson, Kinnaird and Blackett Lakes.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Jack ... 20Loop.htm

Lakeland Provincial Park. Jackson, Kinnaird and Blackett Lakes loop. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 42 km. 1 day to 5 days.
Comments: Novice flatwater paddling. Pleasant lake circuit, possibility of stiff breeze; good fishing.

Lakeland Provincial Park. Information.
Source: Paddle Alberta.
Information is filed under Lake Tripping: Lakeland Provincial Park at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/p ... tabase.asp

Sand River. Hwy 55 to Beaver River. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 22 km. 1 to 2 days.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Modest amount of whitewater; many opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Wolf River and Sand River. Wolf Lake to above Beaver River junction. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Wolf Lake Provincial Recreation Area, Wolf Lake, Wolf River, Sand River junction, Punk Creek confluence, Hwy 55, Truman; take out above Beaver River junction.