Besnard Lake to Missinipe

About this Canoe Route

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. Besnard Lake is a highly popular lake in Northern Saskatchewan for fishing enthusiasts. Spend the night on one of the many shores of this large lake, and dip your line in the water for some fish fry supper.

Note: The distance between the starting and end points for this trip is over 200kms, and people typically hire Montreal River Outpost for their canoe shuttle service to get to and from this canoe route.

Although Besnard Lake is a large lake, most of the lake is covered and provides great protection from wind. Most of this canoe trip is on Besnard Lake before reaching the Churchill River, just before the beautiful Birch Falls and Birch Rapids area.

Once connected to the Churchill River, canoeists are able to experience some of the best whitewater canoeing in Canada. There are multiple rapids to paddle through, and a few that require you to portage through - depending on the water levels.

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Start Point:

Besnard Lake

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Besnard Lake to Missinipe

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