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Hawkrock River

About this Canoe Route

Hawkrock River

From your put-in at Forsyth Lake to your float plane take-out at the mouth of the Fond du Lac River on Black Lake, you will trek beautiful remote northern Saskatchewan wilderness. The trip can be made shorter by flying out at the confluence of the Porcupine River but coming all this way and missing the chance to see Burr Falls should not be taken lightly.

This trip is characterized by a series of rapids that increase in difficulty. Some of the rapids are classified as 2+. Thus, this trip is for paddlers with advanced whitewater skills. Portages do not exist.

Besides beautiful lakes, the Hawkrock River runs through a magnificent limestone gorge. Not only are these cliffs for your gaze, but for your feet and hands to scale as well. Find caves amidst the various formations.

Fishing is excellent on this tip. Campsites are open, surrounded by pine forest. Many people rate this trip as their favourite in northern Saskatchewan!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Rapids that increase in difficulty to 2+ as the trip progresses





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Forsyth Lake

End Point

Black Lake

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Hawkrock River

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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