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Coghlan Falls

About this Canoe Route

Coghlan Falls

There are two put-in options for this route. One is starting at the Johnson River bridge, parking at Johnson River Camp, and paddling upstream on Pardoe Lake, west of Highway 905; the other is to add 5km to the trip and paddling Courtenay Lake and the creek which leads to Pardoe Lake. Montreal River Outpost offers shuttle service to these remote locations for your convenience.

Several great campsites line Pardoe Lake, which is shored by sand. The advantage of a shorter distance to paddle is that you can spend more time chilling out in a campsite together with friends & family.

The Falls at the end of Pardoe Lake ascends 28 metres over four waterfalls. This is a great trip to take amazing photographs. You can also portage around these waterfalls to paddle to another 10-metre waterfall further upstream. A short trip with wondrous scenery!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Long narrow lake





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages


Start Point:

Johnson River Bridge

End Point

Johnson River Bridge

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Coghlan Falls

Book Your Canoe Trip Shuttle Online

Found the Northern Saskatchewan canoe route for your next adventure? Make sure you have all the gear you need! Our online booking system allows you to reserve your canoe rentals, canoe shuttles, and all other outdoor gear you may need on your Northern Saskatchewan canoe trip.

Canoe Rentals

Our specialty. We have Esquif Prospector canoes, a popular choise - and Kisseynew Canoes for those looking for something a little more luxurious.

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Get to the start of your trip, or picked up at the end. With room for multiple canoes, all your equipment, and your crew too!

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Kayaks, SUPs, Tubes

If canoeing isn't your thing, we have more options to explore the waters. Rent a Kayak, Stand-up Paddle Board, or a personal flotation tube!


Camping Equipment

Sometimes you need a little extra something, or maybe you forgot it at home! No worries, we got you covered with a range of camping equipment for rent.


Want more details about this canoe route?

Montreal River Outpost is your source for Northern Saskatchewan canoe route information. We can help you plan your next outdoor adventure in Northern Saskatchewan, and set you up for a good time!

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