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Four Portages Loop

About this Canoe Route

Four Portages Loop

After your put-in at Leckie Lake, the first part of this trip, to the Churchill River's Mountain Lake north of Stanley Mission, is characterized by small to medium-sized lakes accessed by medium-sized portages.

Before heading south to Stanley Mission, be sure to gaze at the rock painting on the northern shore of the bay after the portage into Mountain Lake.

On your way to Nistowiak Falls, you get to look at the Stanley Mission church, as well as Stanley Rapids. Drope Lake and Nistowiak Lake's McMorris Bay have several campsite options.

Nistowiak Falls -Airplane Falls at the top, Nistowiak Falls in the middle, and Fisher Rapids at the bottom-is a paddler's picturesque dream.

Iskwatikan Lake, Hale Lake, and the Rapid River provide access to Lac La Ronge. Enjoy the perk of a railway cart portage off Hale Lake!

The last part of this awesome trip is to dart in and out of the islands of the northern edge of Lac La Ronge before ending your trip in Four Portages Bay. The character of the northern half of Lac La Ronge is island of various shapes and sizes for you to explore. Montreal River Outpost can provide shuttle service and canoe rentals for this well-rounded wilderness canoeing adventure!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Lake/River/Portage Rapids





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages


Start Point:

Four Portage Bay

End Point

Four Portage Bay

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Four Portages Loop

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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