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French Ducker Route

About this Canoe Route

French Ducker Route

Explore the mighty Churchill River and its environs on the French Ducker Route. Put-in/Take-out options are Missinipe or French Lake. Montreal River Outpost provides shuttle service for this trip.

This is a great place to introduce people to wilderness canoeing. French & Ducker are not large, and most of Otter Lake is replete with islands. The open water between Grandmother's Bay and Missinipe is an excellent training ground for bigger water, as boat traffic is steady.

French Lake has five bays to explore. A narrow channel connects French Lake to Ducker Lake. South of Ducker are the Rattler Creek rock paintings. The central part of Otter Lake is a navigator's dream. Campsites on islands are well maintained. If you have time, make sure to explore North Falls, Robertson Falls, and Twin Falls which connect Mountain Lake to Otter Lake. This trip is a northern Saskatchewan staple.

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Lake/River/Portage Rapids





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

French Lake

End Point


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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

French Ducker Route

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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