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Peace/Slave River basin.

Bocquene River. Slave River (Hay Camp) to Boquene Lake; return.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: Hay Camp (access by road from Fort Smith or from upstream), Slave River, Bocquene River, Bocquene Lake; return.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... ide10.aspx

Dog River. Slave River (Fitzgerald), Dog River, Myers Lake, etc; return.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: Fitzgerald (accessed by road from Fort Smith or from upstream), Slave River, Dog River, Myers Lake and other lakes; return.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... ide11.aspx

Kakwa River. Porcupine Crossing to Smoky 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 Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Porcupine Crossing (not at Toporama), ... , Route Creek confluence, Prairie Creek confluence, Hwy 40 (intermediate access/egress), Smoky River junction.

Leland Lakes to Slave River; via Myers Lake and Dog River. Online, Notes.
Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... ide11.aspx
Title at source: Leland Lakes and Dog River.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Route description: Leland Lake (NT) by float plane, AB border, Myers Lake, Dog River, Slave River and Fitzgerald.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Little Smoky River. Hwy 43 to Watino. 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 Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.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: Valleyview area (of Hwy 43), Hwy 669 bridge?, creek confluences (Snipe, Deep, Crazy Man, Bartsch, Nicholls, Gunns), Hwy 49, Hwy 744, Smoky River junction, Watino.

Little Smoky River. Guy (Hwy 49) to Watino (Hwy 49). 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: 67 km. 1 to 3 days.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers, close to population centres.
General comments: Mostly wilderness, some farmland and cottages; good wildlife.

Peace River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_River_%28Canada%29
Dunvegan Provincial Park.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=40
Fort Fork National Historic Site.
Location: Near Dunvegan.
http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg ... 7661&pid=0
Peace River Wildland Provincial Park.
Location: Confluence of the Peace and Smoky Rivers.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=387
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Rive ... ncial_Park
Ed note: More to be added.

Peace River. Features.
Reach from BC boundary to Peace River town.
Bridge to Clayhurst BC (at Alces River), Pouce Coupé River confluence, Clear River confluence, Sneddon Creek confluence, Many Islands, Montagneuse River confluence, Highland Park, Fourth Creek confluence, Hamelin Creek confluence, Ksituan River confluence, Dunvegan Creek confluence, Dunvegan PP, Dunvegan, Boucher Creek confluence, Verte Island, Leith (Little Burnt) River confluence, Saddle (Burnt) River confluence, Long Island, Camp Island, Griffin Creek confluence, Mushikitee Island, Early Gardens, McAllister Creek confluence, Strong Creek confluence, Smoky River confluence, Heart River confluence, Peace River town.
Reach from Peace River town to Fort Vermilion.
To be written.
Reach from Fort Vermilion to Slave River.
Fort Vermilion, Boyer River confluence, Caribou River confluence, Wabasca River confluence, Adams Landing, Vermilion Rapids, Vermilion Falls, Little Red River, Fox Lake, Wentzel River confluence, Pakwanutik River confluence and Garden Creek (confluence and settlement), Little Fishery, Vermilion River confluence, Swan River confluence and Gambling Point, Big Slough, Portage River confluence, Jackfish River (settlement and confluence), Boyer Rapids, Peace Point (road access to/from Fort Smith), Point Providence, Claire River confluence and Sweetgrass Landing, Carlson Landing; past Chenal des Quatre Fourches, Rocky Point, Revillon Coupé and Scow Channel (which bypasses rapids, not marked at Toporama, at the junction with Rivière des Rochers [Parks Canada]); junction with Rivière des Rochers and start of the Slave River.

Peace River. Clayhurst bridge to Peace River town.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Clayhurst BC (at Alces River), Peace River features, Peace River town.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... eriver.pdf

Peace River. Hudson’s Hope BC to Fort Chipewyan. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Max Finkelstein.
Route description: Hudson’s Hope, Peace River features (British Columbia), Peace River features (Alberta), Fort Chipewyan.
Title at source: Peace River: Mighty, Majestic, Muddy.

Peace River. Peace River town to Fort Vermilion. 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: 430 km. 1 to 12 days.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Wilderness canoe tripping, big river; history.

Peace River. Cherry Point to Peace Point. 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 Dunvegan and Fort Vermilion.
Route description: Cherry Point, road to Peace River (above Pouce Coupé River confluence), Peace River features, Peace Point.

Peace River. Fort Vermilion to Peace Point.Online, Notes.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: Fort Vermilion, Peace River features, Peace Point.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide3.aspx

Peace River and Slave River. Peace Point to Fitzgerald. Online, Notes.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: Peace Point, Peace River features, junction with Rivière des Rochers and start of the Slave River.
For the continuation to Fitzgerald, see the entry
Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Features.
Please note in particular the Parks Canada Caution.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide4.aspx

Peace River and Slave River. Peace Point to Fitzgerald. 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: See entries Peace River features and Rivière des Rochers and Slave River (Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald) features.

Peace River, from Fort St John. Online, Information, Photos.
With continuation on the Slave River to Fort Resolution on Great Slave Lake??
Author: Christian Roux.
http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|
http://www.cgrizz.com/peace/peace2009.htm
http://www.cgrizz.com/peace/yallerpeace2009.htm

Peace-Athabasca delta. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace-Athabasca_Delta

Peace River.
Ed note: Link is broken; I'm trying to replace it.
Authors: Rich and Wendy.
Route description: Peace River town, Carcajou, La Crête.
http://groups.msn.com/RichWendysAwayFro ... b1996.msnw

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Information.
Wood Buffalo National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/index.aspx
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/256
Wikipedia; Wood Buffalo National Park.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Buffalo_National_Park
Wikipedia; Slave River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_River

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Features.
Fort Chipewyan (Lake Athabasca), Rivière des Rochers, past Revillon Coupé outlet, Little Rapids, Peace River confluence and start of the Slave River (rapids at the confluence, not marked at Toporama [Parks Canada]), Scow Channel outlet, Powder Creek confluence on river right (6 km downstream from Powder Creek are rapids, not marked at Toporama, “in the channel to the right of a long island” [Parks Canada]), Primrose Rapids (not marked at Toporama, “at the narrowing in the main channel to the north of this island”, namely the island at the rapids below Powder Creek), Demicharge Rapids (“26 km downstream of Primrose Rapids, again at a constriction in the channel. Demicharge can either be run on the left of the island in the main channel or in the channel on the right of the large island.” [Parks Canada]), La Butte and Murdock Creek confluence, Hornaday River confluence, Hay Camp (start of road to Fort Smith), Fitzgerald and Dog River confluence, road to Fort Smith.
Caution from Parks Canada: “From Hay Camp to Fort Fitzgerald, the Wood Buffalo Park Road closely follows the left bank. On NO account should the paddler proceed by river to Fort Smith which is 20 km to the north. This stretch has four very violent and dangerous rapids; Cassette, Pelican, Mountain and Rapids of the Drowned. They are classified "not navigable"(Class VI+) and must be portaged. Only skilled local paddlers intimately familiar with the side channels and islands should paddle through them.”
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide4.aspx

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fort Smith. Online, Notes.
Source: Borealis Canoe Club library.
Title at source: Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fort Smith.
Route description: See the entry
Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Features.
Please note in particular the Parks Canada caution for the reach from Fitzgerald to Fort Smith.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/index.php?o ... &Itemid=34

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Online, Notes.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Route description: See the entry
Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Features.
Please note in particular the Parks Canada caution.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide5.aspx

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Guide.
Title at source: FT CHIPEWYAN VIA RIVIERE DES ROCHERS TO FITZGERALD.
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: See entry Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald features.

Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Great Slave Lake. Online,
Source: paddling.net
Author: Norm Miller.
Route description (condensed): Lake Athabasca, Rivière des Rochers. Peace River confluence and start of Slave River, Fort Resolution on Great Slave Lake (as part of Fort McMurray to Tuktoyaktuk).
Route description for the reach Fort Chipewyan to Fort Smith: See the entry
Rivière des Rochers and Slave River. Fort Chipewyan to Fitzgerald. Features.
Please note in particular the Parks Canada caution.
http://www.paddlermagazine.com/issues/2 ... le_2.shtml
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?16

Salt River. From Fort Smith - Peace Point road, to Hwy 5 (NT). Online, Notes.
Source: Parks Canada; Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Ed note: Spring river.
Route description: From the map numbers given, and from the statement “On the segment of the Salt River that meanders between the Pine Lake Road and Highway No. 5.”, this Route must run from the road connecting Fort Smith and Peace Point. Then too little of the Route lies in NT to justify posting it there.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbu ... uide8.aspx

Smoky River. Information.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_River
Bison Flats Provincial Recreation Area.
At Toporama but not listed at Alberta Parks.
Watino Provincial Campground.
At Toporama but not listed at Alberta Parks.

Smoky River. Features.
Condensed version (may be expanded): Grande Cache, Muskeg River confluence, Sheep Creek confluence, Botten, Bison Flats Provincial Recreation Area, Kakwa River confluence, Cutbank River confluence, Wapiti River confluence, Simonette River confluence, Hwy 43, Puskwaskau River confluence, Bad Heart River confluence, Little Smoky River confluence, Watino (with provincial campground), Peace River, Peace River town.

Smoky River. Grande Cache to Peace 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 43 and Watino.
Route description: Grande Cache (Hwy 40), Smoky River features, Peace River (river and town).

Smoky River. Bezanson to Peace River town. 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: 194 km. 2 to 6 days.
River comments: Big river; tripping river for intermediate paddlers; close to population centres.
General comments: Wildlife spotting opportunities; campsites can be muddy.

Smoky River. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: murphinhounder.
Route description: Smoky Flats (McLeod Flats), … , River Rat Island, Wapiti River confluence, Simonette River confluence, … .
Title at source: Smoky River Aug 15/09 - Grande Prairie Canoe Club.
Report:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=33897
Photos:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.phppid=30 ... 1078006472

Wabasca River. Information.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabasca_River

Wabasca River. Features.
North Wabasca Lake, Wabasca River, Muskwa River confluence, Trout River confluence, Tepee Creek confluence, Wood Buffalo River confluence, Woodenhouse River, Chipewyan River confluence, Liege River confluence, rapids, bridge, Twinlakes Creek confluence, rapids, Bad Rapids, Panny River confluence, rapids, Loon River confluence and Hwy 88, bridge, Hwy 88, rapids, Muddy River confluence, rapids, Senex Creek confluence, Rat Creek confluence, Hwy 88 bridge (Ed note: must be Tall Cree bridge because Tall Cree FN reserve is just downstream), Bear River confluence, Peace River junction (about halfway between Fort Vermilion and Fox Lake).

Wabasca River. North Wabasca Lake to Peace 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 at Loon River and Tall Cree Bridge.
Route description: Wabasca River features.

Wabasca River. North Wabasca Lake to Tall Cree bridge. Online, Guide.
Source: Mark’s Guide library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Wabasca River features.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/Wabas ... report.pdf

Buffalo River basin.

No entries.

Hay River basin.

Hay River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_River_%28Canada%29

Hay River. Features.
... , Zama Lake, Hay Lake, Habay, Chinchaga River confluence, rapids, Henderson Creek confluence, Meander River settlement and access to Hwy 35, Adair Creek confluence, Hwy 35 bridge, Melvin River confluence, Lutose Creek confluence, Steen River confluence and settlement, James Creek confluence, Jackpot Creek confluence and Indian Cabins, NT boundary (AB Hwy 35 becomes NT Hwy 1), Grumbler, rapids, Swede Creek confluence, rapids, Alexandra Falls settlement, rapids, Alexandra Falls and gorge, Louise Falls, Twin falls Creek confluence, Enterprise, Fort Smith Highway, Hay River settlement; Great Slave Lake.

Hay River. Hay Lake to Great Slave Lake. 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: Hay River features.