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Arctic region

Explicit inclusions.
Arrowsmith River, Back River, Baillie River (almost always travelled as part of a Back or Ellice trip and so not cross-listed in NT), Burnside River, Coppermine River (entries are listed also in NT, as appropriate), Ellice River, Hayes River, Hood River, Kaleet River, Mara River, Meadowbank River.

Explicit exclusions.
Coastal Routes; these are filed in the High Arctic region.


Arrowsmith River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Route description: Esker (no location given), Arrowsmith River, Pelly Bay (Arctic Ocean), Kugaaruk.
http://webpages.charter.net/pilgrimj/arrowsmith/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_River
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... Back-River
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... back-river
Alternate exit from the Back River.
Most parties exit from just before Chantrey Inlet. In the following, David Demello reports a more imaginative route (mentioned already in my Back report).
https://plus.google.com/photos/11238603 ... psrc=pwrd1
Che-Mun article by John Lentz.
http://www.canoe.ca/che-mun/100back.html
Father Joseph Buliard.
Ed note: Biography is cited below.
http://gallery.myccr.com/displayimage.p ... =22&pos=16
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/26626997
http://www.canoe.ca/che-mun/100back.html
http://www.abebooks.com/Eskimos-Priest- ... 9851653/bd
https://www.google.com/search?q=father+ ... 66&bih=675
Beechey Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Beechey
http://mapcarta.com/24140502
https://www.google.com/search?q=Beechey ... 66&bih=675
Chantrey Inlet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantrey_Inlet
http://mapcarta.com/24473440
Garry Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Lake
http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/Nunavut/Upper_Garry_Lake/
http://www.uravanminerals.com/propertie ... e_uranium/
https://www.google.com/search?q=garry+l ... 66&bih=675
Garry Lake famine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Lake
http://www.portraitsofthenorth.com/port ... adjuk.html
http://www.portraitsofthenorth.com/portrait/kuuk.html
http://www.portraitsofthenorth.com/port ... naluk.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=HVf9N3 ... ne&f=false
http://arctic.synergiesprairies.ca/arct ... /view/3129
http://books.google.com/books?id=3TZHXQ ... ne&f=false
Gjoa Haven.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gjoa_Haven
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pag ... ric_e.html
http://www.gjoahaven.com/
http://www.nunavuttourism.com/gjoa_haven.aspx
http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/blog/2012 ... mgId_50518
https://www.google.com/search?q=gjoa+ha ... 66&bih=675
Jim Magrum Lake.
http://mapcarta.com/24318952
http://www.flickr.com/photos/intothewil ... 2651723469
Hayes River.
Tributary of the Back River, entering it just above Chantrey Inlet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayes_River_%28Nunavut%29
Pelly Lake.
http://mapcarta.com/24547210
Environment Canada Water Office.
Back River below Beechey Lake.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RA001
Environment Canada Water Office.
Baillie River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RA002
Environment Canada Water Office.
Back River above Hermann River.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RC001
Vimeo.
Original version, revised version, terminus of the trip.
http://vimeo.com/13895005
http://vimeo.com/17329832
http://www.canoe2012.com/back-river-2009.html
Images.
https://www.google.com/search?q=back+ri ... 66&bih=675
Back, George. Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834 and 1835. A and W Calignani, Paris (1836). A must-have for any Back paddler.
CD version: http://www.cd-books.com .
Some libraries have microfiche copies, some it offer on-line.
Barr, William. Searching for Franklin: The Land Arctic Searching Expedition (James Anderson's and James Stewart's Expedition via the Back River). The Hakluyt Society, London (1999). Contains a copy of Anderson's journal and much of the correspondence.
Choque, Charles. Joseph Buliard: Fisher of Men. R C Episcopal Corporation, Churchill (1987). A biography of Father Buliard, largely Back-specific.
Clarke, C H D. Chief Factor James Anderson's Back River Journal of 1855. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. Vol LIV; pp 63-67, 84-89, 107-109, 125-126 and 134-136 (Sep-Dec 1940). Vol LV; pp 9-11, 21-26 and 38-44 (Jan-Mar 1941). Another source for Anderson's journal is Barr.
Cundy, Robert. Beacon Six. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London (1970). 1962. Back-specific but of more general interest. The intention was to find and examine a cairn on Cape Brittania in the hope that Franklin's party had used it; in fact, the cairn had been examined for that very reason some years earlier.
From the diary of participant Russell Polden, 27 August:
... carried the canoe ... over a mossy hill where a cairn had been built. ... On the way back, investigated the cairn, making an interesting discovery. Nearby was a man-made pile of rocks, formed in a closely-knit circle. On examination, I found a skull, a human skull. We presumed it to be an Eskimo grave. After filming the area, I took the skull for later examination. Most interesting.
No one objected, the devout Christian included. Would Polden have done the same if the grave had been marked with a cross? Old attitudes die hard.
Drought, George and Barbara Burton. Video 42 Days ... Back River 2000. http://www.wildernessbound.com .
Gaskin, Fred. 1972 Back River Canoe Expedition: Sussex Lake to Chantrey Inlet, N.W.T.; July 16, 1972 to August 10, 1972. Unpublished trip report.
Lentz, John. Che-Mun, http://www.canoe.ca/che-mun, Outfits 100 and 101 (Spring and Summer 2000 issues, pp 6, 7, 8 & 11 in both). 1962 trip, with Kit Gregg, Austin Hoyt and Tracy Perry.
Mellenthin, Freda. Wind on the Back River. 2002 trip with Ted Mellenthin. Unpublished. Available at
http://www.myccr.com/canoedb/routeDetai ... outeid=791
Pelly, David F. Expedition: An Arctic Journey Through History On George Back's River. Betelgeuse Books, Toronto (1981).
Perkins, Robert F. Into the Great Solitude; An Arctic Journey. Henry Holt & Co., New York; Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., Markham (1991).
Perkins, Robert F. Video Into the great solitude. New Film Company: newfilmco@aol.com , http://www.gotrob.com .
Strusik, Ed. Canoeing in the Northwest Territories: The Back River. Unpublished.
Templeman, Bill. Captain Back's Route, in Canoe Journal; special issue of Canoe and Kayak, http://www.canoekayak.com , 2004, pp 40-43.
Wilkie, R J and W J Breckenridge. Naturalists on the Back River. The Beaver, Spring 1955, pp 42-45; The Beaver, Summer 1955, pp 9-13. Base camp 15 miles below the mouth of the Meadowbank (I assume this to be the site of the present-day structures on river left, at the bend). The authors paddled from Macdougall Lake (likely the Lower, reached by float plane) to the base camp; they researched also a reach below the base camp. Thanks to Clayton Klein's Cold Summer Wind for the reference.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River. Features.
Ed note: As first pointed out by George Drought, Malley Rapids is incorrectly located on all known topos; please see my Back trip report, and continuations, at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31348
Unnamed lake, Sussex Lake, unnamed lake, Icy River confluence, Muskox Lake, Muskox Rapids and Contwoyto River confluence, Jim Magrum Lake, Gold Lake, Malley Rapids (please see note above), Siorak River confluence, Beechey Lake, Beechey rapids, Baillie River confluence, Warren River confluence, Jervoise River confluence, Hawk Rapids, McKinley River confluence, Consul River confluence, Pelly Lake, rapids and cabin (near site of Garry Lake famine?), Upper Garry Lake (with Buliard’s cabin and a more recent structure on the first island), Garry Lake, Lower Garry Lake, Buliard Lake, Upper MacDougall Lake, Lower MacDougall Lake, Rock Rapids, outlet from Deep Rose Lake, Sinclair Falls, Escape Rapids, Sandhill Rapids, Wolf Rapids, Meadowbank River confluence, rapids, cabins and Mount Meadowbank, water survey cabin?, Hermann River confluence, Montresor River confluence, McKay Peak, Whirlpool Rapids, Franklin Lake, Franklin Falls, cabins, Mistake River confluence, Hayes River confluence, Chantrey Inlet.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River. Sussex Lake to Chantrey Inlet. Notes.
McCreadie, Mary. Canoeing Canada’s Northwest Territories: A Paddler’s Guide. Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, Merrickville (1995).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River. Jim Magrum Lake to Hayes River. Online, Journal, Guide.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: Allan Jacobs.
Route description: Jim Magrum Lake (by float plane from Yellowknife), Back River Features, almost to Hayes River confluence.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 13&t=31348
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River and Meadowbank River. Jim Magrum Lake to Meadowbank River headwaters. Journal.
Klein, Clayton. Cold Summer Wind. Wilderness Adventure Books, Lansing (1985).
Route description: Jim Magrum Lake?, Back River Features, up the Meadowbank River to its headwaters, plane to Baker Lake.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River, Meadowbank River and Thelon River. Sussex Lake to Baker Lake. Online, Journal.
Source: Ray-Way library.
Authors: Ray and Jenny Jardine.
Route description: Sussex Lake, Back River Features, up the Meadowbank River, height-of-land portage, Thelon River Features, Baker Lake.
http://www.rayjardine.com/adventures/19 ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River. Notes.
Strusik, Ed. Ten Rivers. Adventure Stories from the Arctic. Can West Books, Toronto (2005). Content: Travels on the Nahanni, Mackenzie, Snowdrift, Thomsen, Nanook, Firth, Brown, Cunningham, Taggart and Back Rivers.
Excerpt of the book is posted at
http://books.google.com/books?id=162ycz ... nd&f=false
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Back River to Thelon River, via Meadowbank River. Connector. Information.
No Meadowbank information worth posting here was found on the web.
Ed notes:
1. The Meadowbank is a tributary of the Back River. It is rarely if ever paddled in its own right, but rather as a connecting route between the Back River and the Thelon River, in both directions.
2. The trip upstream on the Meadowbank (from the Back) is reputed to be a tough slog. Source: George Luste, private communication.
3. The connector was travelled by Clayton Klein, Ray and Jenny Jardine, the 2005 Borealis group, and other parties.
Environment Canada Water Office.
Meadowbank River above Nanau Lake.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RC002
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Baillie River. Information and Features.
Information.
Tributary of the Back River, entering it between Beechey Lake and Hawk Rapids.
Parties have accessed it by portage from the Thelon watershed and by float plane to Moraine Lake.
Environment Canada Water Office.
Baillie River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RA002
ALLAN: Need next??
http://www.wsc.ec.gc.ca/applications/H2 ... aily&year=
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 00,3385764
http://books.google.com/books?id=eBn41p ... er&f=false
https://www.google.com/search?q=baillie ... 66&bih=675
Features.
My inspection of topo maps found no named features between Moraine Lake and the Back River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Baillie River and Back River. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Guillemot Kayaks library.
Author: Gail E Ferris.
Route description: Float plane from Yellowknife to unspecified point on the Baillie River, below Moraine Lake; Back River confluence; pickup by float plane at an unspecified point and return to Yellowknife.
Ed note: Extensive notes by a naturalist.
Title at source: Paddling the Baillie River in the Barren-Grounds of Canada.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Trips/G ... er1990.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Burnside River. Information and Features.
Information.
1. Access is usually from Contwoyto Lake or Kathawachaga Lake.
2. The Mara River joins the Burnside a few days' travel above Bathurst Inlet.
3. Egress is usually directly from Bathurst Inlet Lodge but some parties get picked up above the canyon so as to avoid the lengthy portage.
4. The Burnside lies entirely within Nunavut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnside_River
http://www.masterfile.com/stock-photogr ... vut-Canada
http://www.nahanni.com/tripsearch/?river=Burnside+River
http://www.visitnwt.com/burnside-river.html
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adven ... erpt7.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=burnsid ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office.
Contwoyto Lake at Lupin Mine.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10QC003
Burnside River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10QC001
Features.
Contwoyto Lake, Belanger Rapids, Kathawachaga Lake (Nadlock Island), Bellanca Rapids, Cracroft River confluence, outlet from Kuuvik Lake, Mara River confluence, Burnside Falls, Bathurst Inlet.
Contwoyto Lake.
Waters flow both north to the Burnside River and south (via the Contwoyto River) to the Back River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contwoyto_Lake
http://mapcarta.com/24199730
https://www.google.com/search?q=contwoy ... 66&bih=675
Kathawachaga Lake.
http://mapcarta.com/24324978
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Burnside River. Notes.
McCreadie, Mary. Canoeing Canada’s Northwest Territories: A Paddler’s Guide. Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, Merrickville (1995).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Burnside River. Notes.
Raffan, James. Summer North of Sixty: by Paddle and Portage across the Barren Lands. Key Porter Books, Toronto (1990).
Route description: Munn Lake, Margaret Lake, Back Lake, Aylmer Lake, Glowworm Lake, Pellatt Lake, Contwoyto Lake and Burnside River, Kathawachaga Lake, Bathurst Inlet.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Information.
Filing of Coppermine entries.
Routes starting upstream from Rocknest Lake:
1. those terminating upstream from the lower end of Rocknest are filed in NT only;
2. those extending below Rocknest are filed in both NT and NU.
Routes starting below Rocknest are filed in NU only.
Outfitters.
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe_coppermine.htm
Unclassified entries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppermine_River
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... mine-River
http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/photo11.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mnnRUc-Wgo
https://www.facebook.com/CoppermineRiverExpedition2012
http://www.nunavuttourism.com/coppermine_river.aspx
http://www.myccr.com/canoedb/routeDetai ... outeid=773
https://www.google.com/search?q=Copperm ... 66&bih=675
Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Nominated.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Coppermine/coppermine_e.htm
Environment Canada Water Office.
Coppermine River above Copper Creek.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10PC004
Fairy Lake River near outlet of Napaktulik Lake.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10PC005
Bloody Falls.
http://www.nunavutparks.com/parks-speci ... rview.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Falls_Massacre
http://niche-canada.org/node/10138
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... oody-falls
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/di ... id=5409272
Kugluktuk.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugluktuk
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pag ... ric_e.html
http://www.nunavuttourism.com/kugluktuk.aspx
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/l ... ugluk.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=kuglukt ... 66&bih=675
Buetow, David. The Dismal Lakes. The Beaver, Summer 1978, pp 36-41. Ascent of the Kendall River from the Coppermine and return. Thanks to Clayton Klein's Cold Summer Wind for the reference.
Douglas, George Mellis. Lands Forlorn: A Story of an Expedition to Hearne’s Coppermine River. Putnam, New York (1914). Fascinating account, with many photographs, a classic. Largely Coppermine-specific but of general interest. The first edition is rare and so very expensive. The second edition, by Robert S Hildebrand, was published by Zancudo Press in 2008.
Franklin, John. Journey to the Polar Sea. Introduction by James P Delgado. Conway Maritime Press (2000).
Goering, Jack. Unpublished trip report, 1966. Lac de Gras to Kugluktuk; with Eric & Pamela Morse, Bill & Tom Mathers, Angus Scott, Arch Jones and Pierre Trudeau. Uses the rapids numbering scheme of Richard Martin (1962, with ? Miller).
Grater, Wendy. Unpublished trip report, 1977. Lac de Gras to Kugluktuk; with Jake Fallis, Fred Loosemore, Jim Raffan, Cathy Laing and Norm Frost.
Jenkins, McKay. Bloody Falls of the Coppermine. Random House, New York (2005). Ed comment: Coppermine-specific but of general interest.
http://www.ric.edu/faculty/rpotter/bloodyfalls_kh.html
Matteson, Bob. Unpublished trip report, 1970, Lac de Gras to Kugluktuk; with son Sumner, John Lentz and Bob O'Hara. Refers to Eric Morse as "the Sigurd Olson of Canada"! I believe some of the historical information to be incorrect.
Morse, Eric W. Abridged version of Franklin's journal, unpublished (1970).
Repp, David. Down the Coppermine. The Beaver, Summer 1972, pp 18-25. Rae, Slemon Lake, Snare River, Winter Lake, Point Lake, Kugluktuk. Thanks to Clayton Klein's Cold Summer Wind for the reference.
Richardson, John. Arctic Ordeal. Edited by C Stuart Houston. McGill-Queen's University Press (1984).
Verbeek, Peter. Unpublished trip report (handwritten), 1993. Providence Lake to Kugluktuk; with Joop Steinfort, Ralph Zaffran and Doug Niles.
Verbeek, Peter. Report of 1993 trip. Nastawgan, Spring 1994, Volume 21, No. 1.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Features.
... , Duchess Lake, Lac du Sauvage, Lac de Gras, Desteffany Lake, Lake Providence, Obstruction Rapids, Point Lake, Starvation River confluence, Redrock Lake and Parent River confluence, Rocknest Lake, Napaktolic River confluence, Hepburn River confluence, White Sandy River confluence, cross into Nunavut, Fairy Lake River confluence, creek confluences (Vaillant, Morceau, Iceberg), Hook River confluence, Big Bend, Quicksand Creek confluence, Bigtree River confluence, Rocky Defile Rapids, Kendall River confluence, Mouse River confluence, creek confluences (September, Larrigan, Hornby), Muskox Rapids, Sandstone Rapids, Escape Rapids, “delta”, Bloody Falls, Kugluktuk.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Point Lake to Kugluktuk. Notes.
McCreadie, Mary. Canoeing Canada’s Northwest Territories: A Paddler’s Guide. Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, Merrickville (1995).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. From several starting points to Kugluktuk. Online, Guide.
Source: NT Government library.
Ed note: Both links below (perhaps to the same information) were once active but don’t work now; I’m trying to find replacement/s
Coverage: Point Lake to Kugluktuk. Alternate starting points are Lac de Gras, Source Lake, Winter Lake, Redrock Lake and Rawalpindi Lake.
http://spectacularnwt.com/sites/stage.s ... priver.pdf
National Parks Service report. A Wild Rivers Survey. 1972. Fred & Sue Cramp, Greg Ewert and John Horricks.
http://www.explorenwt.com/resources/nor ... priver.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Lac de Gras to Kugluktuk. Online, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: sergio.borroni.
Route description (“388 miles”): Lac de Gras, Coppermine River Features, Kugluktuk.
Title at source: 1991 fiume coppermine in canoa.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=120504
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Lac de Gras to Kugluktuk. Online, Journal.
Author: Bill Layman.
Route description: Lac de Gras, Coppermine River Features, Kugluktuk.
http://www.townoflaronge.ca/features/bl ... eRiver.php
http://www.out-there.com/bil-copp.htm
http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/trave ... 57286.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Starvation River and Coppermine River. Rae to Kugluktuk, via Snare River. Notes.
Ed note: Posted also under Snare River in NT Route Forum.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Shawn Hodgins.
Route description: Rae, Russell Lake and Snare River, ... , Snare Lake, Winter Lake and site of Fort Enterprise, Big Lake, Starvation River, Point Lake, Coppermine River Features, Kugluktuk.
Title at source: Snare-Coppermine Rivers: Following John Franklin’s 1820 Expedition.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Rocknest Lake to Kugluktuk. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Bert Horwood.
Title at source: Five Northern Rivers: A Wanderer in Enchanted Lands: Inner Responses to the Outer Landscape.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Hepburn River to Kugluktuk. Online, Photos.
Ed note: Reach of a longer trip.
Author: Michael Peake (HACC).
Route description: Hepburn River confluence, Coppermine River features, Kendall River confluence, Kugluktuk.
http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/canoe_photos_4.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coppermine River. Hepburn River to Kendall River. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: Mike_W.
Route description: Flight from Yellowknife to Plummer’s Lodge on Great Bear Lake, float plane to near the mouth of the Hepburn River. Coppermine River Features. Float plane to Plummer’s Lodge, flight to Yellowknife.
Title at source: Middle Coppermine August 2 – 13 2009.
Ed note: Link contains a list of campsites with locations and comments.
Ed note: ffdjm's post on 27 October (same thread) gives a schedule for a trip up the Kendall River from the Coppermine River and down the Dease River to Great Bear Lake.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 26&t=33930
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Ellice River. Information and Features.
Access: By portage from the Back River (starting near the Baillie river confluence) and by float plane.
Environment Canada Water Office.
Ellice River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10QD001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellice_River
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?p=235064
http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/ellice ... st/1366515
https://www.google.com/search?q=ellice+ ... 66&bih=675
Features.
No named features noted between source and mouth (at Campbell Bay of Queen Maud Gulf).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Queen Maud Gulf and Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Maud_Gulf
http://ecozones.ca/english/region/39.html
http://www.wetlands.org/RSIS/_COP9Direc ... CA012.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Maud ... _Sanctuary
http://www.ibacanada.com/site.jsp?siteID=NU009&lang=EN
http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/amnc-nmca/sys ... arc5_e.asp
http://www.nunavuttourism.com/queen_mau ... tuary.aspx
http://www.ec.gc.ca/Publications/82733A ... rNo111.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Ellice River. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Bert Horwood.
Title at source: Five Northern Rivers: A Wanderer in Enchanted Lands: Inner Responses to the Outer Landscape.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Ellice River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: Doug Flint.
Route description: Goose Lake (on unnamed tributary, by float plane from Yellowknife), Ellice River, Queen Maud Gulf, float plane to Yellowknife.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?p=235064
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hiukita River and Bathurst Inlet. Notes.
Ed note: The link is broken and my attempt to replace it failed. I decided to retain the entry in order to bring the Route to the attention of the paddling community; perhaps doing so will prompt someone to paddle it and post a report.
Authors: Rich & Wendy.
Route description: Float plane from Yellowknife to headwaters, Hiukita River to salt water at Bathurst Inlet, Gordon Bay, Bear Island, Manning Point, Quadyak Island, Wigmick Island, Bathurst Inlet settlement, float plane to Yellowknife.
Broken link:
http://groups.msn.com/RichWendysAwayFro ... t2000.msnw
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hood River. Information and Features.
Ed note: The Hood lies entirely within Nunavut.
Outfitters.
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe_hoodriver.htm
Unclassified entries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hood_River_%28Nunavut%29
http://explore-mag.com/7041/adventure/c ... hood-river
http://leesessions.wordpress.com/2009/0 ... w-june-13/
http://www.geodata.us/canada_names_maps ... AHIB&f=321
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/auth/english/m ... image_view
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48382341
https://www.google.com/search?q=hood+ri ... 66&bih=675
Photos.
http://www.augustana.ca/gallery/lab/out ... album_004/
Features.
Takijuq (Tahikafaaluk?) Lake, Wright River confluence, Sellwood River confluence, Booth River confluence, Wilberforce Falls, James River confluence, Baillie Bay of Arctic Sound.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hood River. Notes.
McCreadie, Mary. Canoeing Canada’s Northwest Territories: A Paddler’s Guide. Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, Merrickville (1995).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hood River. Cave Lake to Arctic Sound. Online, Journal, Photos, Video.
Source: Private site.
Author: R K Groff.
Ed note: Toporama does not show Cave Lake or any of the named rapids.
Route description): Cave Lake, Hood River Features, Arctic Sound.
Photos.
http://midcan.tripod.com/hood_river_2005/
Wilberforce movie and photos.
http://rkgroff.tripod.com/
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Kaleet River. Information and Features.
Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleet_River
http://books.google.com/books?id=eBn41p ... er&f=false
http://www.topworldimages.com/Kaleet_Ri ... uth%29.htm
Features.
Source near Upper MacDougall Lake (Back River), west of Bromley Lake; no named features found upstream from Trefoil Bay of Sherman Basin.
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Kaleet River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: david demello.
Contents: Notes and photos.
Title at source: Kaleet River.
Photos and map:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11238603 ... psrc=pwrd1
CCR post:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 26&t=40223
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Mara River. Information and Features.
Information.
1. Tributary of the Burnside River; all parties have continued down the Burnside.
2. Known starting points are Nose Lake, just downstream from Nose Lake and an esker well downstream.
3. The Mara lies entirely within Nunavut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara_River_%28Nunavut%29
http://www.geodata.us/canada_names_maps ... AKIW&f=322
Mara River and Burnside River. Photos.
http://www.augustana.ca/gallery/lab/out ... album_002/
http://www.augustana.ca/gallery/lab/out ... album_003/
Features.
Nose Lake, reach with no named features noted, Hackett River confluence, Burnside River junction.
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Mara River. Notes.
McCreadie, Mary. Canoeing Canada’s Northwest Territories: A Paddler’s Guide. Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, Merrickville (1995).
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Meadowbank River. Back River - Thelon River Connector. Information.
No Meadowbank information worth posting here was found on the web.
Ed notes:
1. The Meadowbank is a tributary of the Back River. It is rarely if ever paddled in its own right, but rather as a connecting route between the Back River and the Thelon River, in both directions.
2. The trip upstream on the Meadowbank (from the Back) is reputed to be a tough slog. Source: George Luste, private communication.
3. The connector was travelled by Clayton Klein, Ray and Jenny Jardine, the 2005 Borealis group, and other parties.
Environment Canada Water Office.
Meadowbank River above Nanau Lake.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=10RC002
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Morse River. Information and Features.
Information.
Tributary of the Back River, entering it from the south at Upper Garry Lake.
Source is near the headwaters of the Tibielik River, a tributary of the Thelon River.
http://www.geodata.us/canada_names_maps ... ATRQ&f=323
Named for Eric Morse.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... eric-morse
Perhaps first paddled in modern times by Jay and Carolyn Pritchett.
http://books.google.com/books?id=eBn41p ... er&f=false
Features.
No features noted between the source and the mouth.
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Armark River. Information and Features.
Information.
Access is likely from Armark Lake, reached by an undocumented route from the North Arm of Garry Lake (Back River). Perhaps first paddled in modern times by Jay and Carolyn Pritchett.
http://books.google.com/books?id=eBn41p ... er&f=false
http://books.google.com/books?id=eBn41p ... er&f=false
Features.
No features noted between Armark Lake and the mouth at Queen Maud Gulf.
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Morse River and Armark River. Morse River headwaters to Queen Maud Gulf, via Garry Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: Doug Flint.
Route description: Float plane to lake (coordinates given) near the headwaters of the Morse, Morse River, Upper Garry Lake, Garry Lake, north arm, string of lakes and height-of-land portage, Armark Lake and River, Queen Maud Gulf.
Title at source: Morse & Armark Rivers 2010 Trip Report.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 26&t=36568
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Morse River and Back River; from Thelon River. Notes.
Ed notes:
1. Segment of a trip from Selwyn Lake to Chantrey Inlet.
2. Ed note: Posted also under Dubawnt River, Hudson Bay basin.
3. Connector route from the Dubawnt to the Thelon is unclear.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Michael Peake.
Route description: Selwyn Lake (by float plane from Lynn Lake), Wholdaia Lake, Dubawnt River, Barlow Lake, Thelon River, Thelon canyon, Hanbury River confluence, Ursus Islands, break north, headwaters of the Morse River, Garry Lake, Back River Features, Chantrey Inlet.
Title at source: Journey Across the Barrenlands.
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Victoria Headlands. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nunavut Forum.
Author: david demello.
Contents: Notes and photos.
Title at source: Victoria Headlands.
Photos:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11238603 ... psrc=pwrd1
CCR post:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 26&t=40236
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High Arctic region

Explicit inclusions.
Soper River plus Coastal Routes of Baffin Island.

Arctic Bay (Baffin Island). Online, Journal.
Source: Guillemot Kayaks library.
Author: Gail E Ferris.
Route description: Commercial flight to Nanisivik, ride to Arctic Bay settlement; Arctic Bay, Holy Cross Point, Adams Sound; return to Arctic Bay settlement; proceed to the mouth of Adams Sound; diary ends.
Ed note: Author is a naturalist.
Title at source: Arctic Bay on Baffin Island in Canada Notes.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Trips/G ... icBay.html
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Arctic Bay (Baffin Island). Online, Notes, Photo.
Author: Christian Roux.
Ed note: Perhaps the reader will find some of the logistical information useful.
http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|
http://www.cgrizz.com/baffin/baffin0.htm
http://www.cgrizz.com/baffin/yallerba.htm
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Cunningham River. Notes.
Location: Somerset Island.
Strusik, Ed. Ten Rivers. Adventure Stories from the Arctic. Can West Books, Toronto (2005). Content: Travels on the Nahanni, Mackenzie, Snowdrift, Thomsen, Nanook, Firth, Brown, Cunningham, Taggart and Back Rivers.
Excerpt of the book is posted at
http://books.google.com/books?id=162ycz ... nd&f=false
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Nanook River. Information and Features.
Information.
Location: Victoria Island.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_River
http://my.meteoblue.com/weather/nanookr ... rams=22190
http://www.wanapiteicanoe.com/trips.asp?ID=85
https://www.google.com/search?q=nanook+ ... 66&bih=675
Features.
No features from the source to Hadley Bay.
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Nanook River. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Bert Horwood.
Route description: To Hadley Bay.
Title at source: Five Northern Rivers: A Wanderer in Enchanted Lands: Inner Responses to the Outer Landscape.
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Nanook River. Notes.
Strusik, Ed. Ten Rivers. Adventure Stories from the Arctic. Can West Books, Toronto (2005). Content: Travels on the Nahanni, Mackenzie, Snowdrift, Thomsen, Nanook, Firth, Brown, Cunningham, Taggart and Back Rivers.
Excerpt of the book is posted at
http://books.google.com/books?id=162ycz ... nd&f=false
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Pond Inlet. Information.
Outfitters.
http://www.blackfeather.com/kayak/kayak_pondinlet.htm
Unclassified links.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pond_Inlet
http://www.firstair.ca/book/destinations/pond-inlet/
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/statistics/cl2403201
https://www.google.ca/search?q=pond+inl ... 66&bih=675
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Pond Inlet. Online, Journal, Photos.
Location: Baffin Island.
Source: Guillemot Kayaks library.
Author: Gail E Ferris.
http://www.nkhorizons.com/
Route description: Pond Inlet, Salmon River mouth, Tunuiaqtalik Point, past Oliver Sound, Qobignaluk Headland, past Emmerson Island, Frechette Island, Cape Knud Jorgensen, White Bay, Curry Island, Cape Hatt, Ragged Island, beginning of Milne Inlet; turn around; Cape Hatt, Cape Knud Jorgensen, Frechette Island, Tay Sound, Qobignaluk Headland, Oliver Sound, Pond Inley. Day trip to Mount Herodier.
Ed note: Author is a naturalist.
Title at source: My Arctic Experience at Pond Inlet as a Sea Kayaker.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Trips/G ... dInlet.htm
Title at source: Sailing and the Weather at Pond Inlet, NWT, Canada 1989.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Trips/G ... dInlet.txt
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Soper River. Information and Features.
Outfitters.
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe_soperriver.htm
The Soper River Guide. Katannilik and Lake Harbour, NT.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Soper/Soper_e.htm
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Soper/Soper_e.php
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Soper/Soper-F_e.php
Unclassified links.
http://park.org/Canada/arctic/soper1/
http://www.canoekayak.com/travel/canada-east/soper/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soper_River
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... oper-river
http://pakboats.com/index.php?option=co ... Itemid=168
http://pakboats.com/index.php?option=co ... Itemid=168
http://www.nahanni.com/tripsearch/?river=Soper+River
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe_soperriver.htm
No features were noted between the upper part of the river and Soper Lake, above Lake Harbour on Glasgow Bay.
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Soper River. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Bruce W Hodgins.
Route description: Panorama Flats (east of Mount Joy), Joy River confluence, Cascade River confluence, Willow River confluence, Livingston River confluence and hike, Soper Falls, Soper Lake, walk to Lake Harbour.
Title at source: Soper River: Baffin Island Enchantment.
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Taggart River. Notes.
Location: Ellesmere Island.
Strusik, Ed. Ten Rivers. Adventure Stories from the Arctic. Can West Books, Toronto (2005). Content: Travels on the Nahanni, Mackenzie, Snowdrift, Thomsen, Nanook, Firth, Brown, Cunningham, Taggart and Back Rivers.
Excerpt of the book is posted at
http://books.google.com/books?id=162ycz ... nd&f=false
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Tuktu River and Nanook River. Online, Notes.
Source: Pakboats library.
Author: Willem Lange.
Title at source: Cold Wind, Sucky Mud, and Big Fish on the Nanook River 2003.
http://www.pakboats.com/folding-canoe-53.htm
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Off Topic

Baffin Island, winter travel. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Katherine Suboch.
Winter travel, Kimmiruit (Lake Harbour).
http://www.bigbluesky.ca/site/LakeHarbour/
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Baffin Island, hiking. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Nestor Lewyckyj.
http://lewyckyj.com/Nestor%20Rostyslaw% ... 202007.htm
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Devon Island, hiking. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Katherine Suboch.
Truelove Lowlands.
http://www.bigbluesky.ca/site/Devon/
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