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Canoe Trip Planner

Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Routes

Explore Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Routes with Montreal River Outpost's new organized canoe route page. Search for a canoe route based off of location, duration, distance, and difficulty.

 

With so many options to explore in Northern Saskatchewan, make sure your canoe trip is to your liking by finding the right canoe route for you.

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Nut Portage Loop

Nut Portage Loop

Are you interested in testing the waters on this wilderness canoe tripping thing? This one-day loop from the dock at Nut Point campground has many of the elements of a full-scale trip so that you can practice in a safe environment.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
18
1
Beginner
Lac La Ronge Islands

Lac La Ronge Islands

With sunrise & sunset views of lovely Lac La Ronge, island hop the northwest portion of this northern Saskatchewan wonderland.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
44
3
Intermediate
Paull River

Paull River

Partake in Saskatchewan's most popular fly-in wilderness canoeing experience, the rollicking Paull River & the whitewaters of the Churchill River in one bucket-list trip!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
111
7
Intermediate
Hawkrock River

Hawkrock River

Explore limestone cliffs & a series of rapids that increase in difficulty in pristine northern Saskatchewan wilderness.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
160
10
Advanced
Drinking River

Drinking River

This loop route from McLennan Lake to the Churchill River then up the Drinking River to McLennan Lake is a beautiful Canadian Shield canoe trip.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
225
9
Intermediate
McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Fernside/Stauffer Route

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Fernside/Stauffer Route

The Fernside/Stauffer Route between McLennan Lake & the Churchill River has muskeg through which the paddlers lines or portages, sometimes over beaver dams.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
70
5
Beginner
Wapiskau River

Wapiskau River

The Wapiskau River features picturesque waterfalls combined with short portages!

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Duration (days)
Skill Level
135
8
Intermediate
McLennan Lake Canoe Area-Small Circuit Route

McLennan Lake Canoe Area-Small Circuit Route

The small circle route in the McLennan Lake Canoe Area combines smaller lakes with medium-sized ones, perfect for inexperienced paddlers. Add days to your trip if you want by exploring its numerous off-shoots.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
45
3
Beginner
Pinehouse to Missinipe

Pinehouse to Missinipe

The Pinehouse to Missinipe canoe route is one of the most popular churchill river canoe trips for those looking to spend a week on the water. This canoe trip starts on Pinehouse Lake (~220km from La Ronge) and offers different options to start from.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
170
10
Intermediate
Nemeiben Lake to Missinipe

Nemeiben Lake to Missinipe

The Nemeiben Lake to Missinipe canoe route is a great choice for those looking to depart from La Ronge and travel north to Missinipe. This often-traveled canoe route is an ideal choice for those looking to explore the Canadian shield in all its glory.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
106
7
Intermediate
Nipekamew River (Upper)

Nipekamew River (Upper)

The upper section of the Nipekamew River is the more challenging section of the Nipekamew River for those with competent whitewater skills. This canoe trip starts on East Trout Lake and continues for 50kms down to Highway 165E.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
49
2
Advanced
Four Portages Bay to Wadin Bay

Four Portages Bay to Wadin Bay

No whitewater experience is required for this lake paddling canoe route. This is a great canoe trip for taking your kids and inexperienced paddling friends with you to get them into the canoe tripping life.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
40
3
Intermediate
La Ronge to Nipekamew Bay

La Ronge to Nipekamew Bay

Paddle along the south shore of Lac La Ronge and experience purple sand, long beaches, and the edge of the Canadian Shield

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
46
3
Intermediate
Besnard to Nemeiben

Besnard to Nemeiben

The Besnard to Nemeiben canoe route is a popular choice for intermediate paddlers. This canoe trip travels through the most popular lakes for remote fishing in Northern Saskatchewan.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
85
6
Intermediate
Montreal River Bigstone to MRO

Montreal River Bigstone to MRO

A fun, short whitewater river trip that is accessible right from the town of La Ronge!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
4
1
Intermediate
Montreal River Molanosa to Air Ronge

Montreal River Molanosa to Air Ronge

Dip your paddle into history and explore the Montreal River highway. Used by the First Nations and settlers of Canada long before the creation of roads and is a perfect river to develop your moving-water skills, filled with long rapids and rock-dodging.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
144
5
Intermediate
Stanley Mission to Nistowiak Falls

Stanley Mission to Nistowiak Falls

Canoeing to Nistowiak Falls from Stanley Mission is one of the most popular canoe routes in Northern Saskatchewan. Cross this Churchill River route off your bucket list!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
30
3
Beginner
Lynx-Sulphide-Lynx

Lynx-Sulphide-Lynx

This short trip is a great for learning the basics of canoe tripping or for low-pressure fishing.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
13
2
Beginner
Missinipe-Nistowiak-Stanley

Missinipe-Nistowiak-Stanley

Canoeing to Nistowiak Falls from Missinipe is one of the most popular canoe routes in Northern Saskatchewan. This Churchill River canoe route is a trip that every canoeist, kayaker, and explorer needs to do at least once.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
65
5
Intermediate
Missinipe to Sandy Bay

Missinipe to Sandy Bay

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
230
14
Intermediate
Brabant Lake-Chartier River Loop

Brabant Lake-Chartier River Loop

This trip has incredible variety, with lake & river paddling, replete with scenic waterfalls & a gorge.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
102
5
Beginner
Geikie River

Geikie River

Test your intermediate whitewater wilderness paddling skills on this pristine northern Saskatchewan gem.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
130
7
Intermediate
Coghlan Falls

Coghlan Falls

Coghlan Falls and its four beautiful waterfalls is the highlight of this short paddle.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
46
3
Beginner
McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Kemp/Gunboat Bay Route

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Kemp/Gunboat Bay Route

If you have a longer stretch of days to paddle, the Kemp/Gunboat Bay Route from McLennan Lake to the Churchill River is a fantastic option!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
125
7
Beginner
McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Stewart River Route

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Stewart River Route

The Stewart River route-one of four options of routes between McLennan Lake & the Churchill River- has a wide variety of land to enjoy: small to medium-sized lakes, narrow river, gorge, rapids, waterfalls, high cliffs & marsh.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
60
4
Beginner
French Ducker Route

French Ducker Route

This popular canoe trip has a bit of everything: views of rapids & waterfalls, rock paintings, lakes dotted with islands, portages, & great fishing.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
40
2
Beginner
McLennan Lake Canoe Area Big Circle Route

McLennan Lake Canoe Area Big Circle Route

With long, narrow lakes & medium-sized lakes like Versailles, Davis, & McLennan, this route is ideal for those paddlers who want a trip with less safety concerns. This circuitous route has several scenic detours along the route to entice your sense of adventure.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
83
6
Beginner
Besnard Lake to Missinipe

Besnard Lake to Missinipe

The Besnard Lake to Missinipe canoe route is a popular choice for canoeists looking to explore the beautiful boreal forest AND get some great fishing in while they’re at it.

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Duration (days)
Skill Level
120
8
Intermediate
Nipekamew River (Lower)

Nipekamew River (Lower)

Travel down the winding and enthralling Nipekamew River canoe route. This canoe trip takes you from Hwy 165 East to Nipekamew Bay on Lac La Ronge.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
52
2
Intermediate
Whitemoose River

Whitemoose River

The Whitemoose River offers some of the best remote fishing experiences in all of Northern Saskatchewan. Spending some time putting your line in the water is almost always guaranteed to catch you a fish or two for supper.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
147
10
Intermediate
Lac La Ronge Beaches

Lac La Ronge Beaches

You don’t need to travel great distances to experience the wonders of northern Saskatchewan. Depart directly from Montreal River Outpost's dock in Air Ronge, and paddle your way to some of the most beautiful beaches in the north.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
40
3
Intermediate
Wapawekka to Deschambault

Wapawekka to Deschambault

The Wapawekka Lake to Deschambault Lake canoe trip is a historical canoe route that takes you down the Deschambault River. One of the main attractions of this area is the amazing fishing opportunities you can find along the route.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
130
8
Advanced
MRO to Nut Point

MRO to Nut Point

Paddle or boat shuttle to Nut Point to pedal or kick the 15 km Nut Point Trail, jam-packed with challenging terrain for the whole gang to enjoy!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
40
2
Intermediate
Montreal River Bridge to Bridge

Montreal River Bridge to Bridge

Get the best of Montreal River whitewater fun with this easy-access, bridge-to- bridge run. This 30 km section of is loaded with class I/II rapids and will keep you on your toes dodging boulders for 4-6 hours!

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
30
1
Intermediate
Lynx Lake to MacKay Lake

Lynx Lake to MacKay Lake

Perfect for developing your canoe-tripping skills. With a mix of beautiful small lakes interconnected with well-established portages, you will forget about the stresses of home. Enjoy the legendary northern sunsets while sitting around the fire with family and friends.

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Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
20
3
Beginner
Lynx Lake-Sim-Lynx Loop

Lynx Lake-Sim-Lynx Loop

This is a great loop that will take you lake hopping from one beautiful small, protected lake to the next. There are some very nice campsites, a great family trip for those who don't mind to portage.

Quick Route Facts
Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
47
5
Beginner
Four Portages Loop

Four Portages Loop

The biggest highlight of this trip is visiting the breathtaking Nistowiak Falls halfway through the trip. This is a great canoe trip for those looking to spend a week out in nature exploring the beauty of the north.

Quick Route Facts
Distance (km)
Duration (days)
Skill Level
80
6
Intermediate

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