Clearwater River Warner Rapids to Fort McMurray

About this Canoe Route

Clearwater River Warner Rapids to Fort McMurray

Soon after your put-in at Warner Rapids bridge on the Cluff Lake road you will be navigating challenging rapids as the Clearwater River flows southwesterly.


Gould Rapids. Smoothrock Falls. Skull Canyon. Simonson Rapids. Contact Rapids. This is a great adventure for the advanced paddler. At minimum, you have to be able to navigate up to Class II+ rapids. Camping near the noise of moving water is idyllic.


On the second part of the trip, the Clearwater River meanders through a valley surrounded by Sandstone Cliffs. The Methye Portage, a 19-km ancient trail which connects the Athabasca watershed with the Churchill watershed, is always an option to portage, than paddle across Lac La Loche to La Loche. The River continues lazily to the city of Fort McMurray. It is common to see wildlife on this stretch of the river.


This a thrilling whitewater adventure in northern Saskatchewan!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level

Advanced

Trip Type

Class I, II, & II+ rapids & portages around Class III-IV rapids followed by the meandering river surrounded by Sandstone Cliffs.

Km

Days

190

12

Mandatory Portages

13

Optional Portages

Start Point:

Warner Rapids Bridge

End Point

Fort McMurray

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Clearwater River Warner Rapids to Fort McMurray

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