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McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Kemp/Gunboat Bay Route

About this Canoe Route

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Kemp/Gunboat Bay Route

Explore more of the Canadian Shield on this route between McLennan Lake and Missinipe. From your put-in at Bear's Camp to your take-out at Missinipe -for which Montreal River Outpost is available to provide shuttle service- you will be treated to gorgeous scenery and the sounds of nature that comes with wilderness canoeing.

The first stretch of the trip is in the McLennan Lake Canoe Area. Explore medium-sized lakes like McLennan, Davis, and Versailles. Paddle around massive Sandomirsky Island on Colin Lake. As you leave McLennan Lake Canoe Area, you enter Solymos Lake, then Stempel Lake, followed by Luther Lake.

Between Kemp and Hood Lake, there are two options. One is lining rapids in a creek and the other is two long, wet portages interlaced by a small lake.

The transition between Mountain Lake and Otter Lake has two options, both extraordinary. The more efficient route is to portage Twin and Robertson Falls; if you prefer to portage North Falls, it adds about five kilometres to your excursion.

Finish your trip by navigating the islands of Otter Lake. A great northern Saskatchewan trek!

Canoe Trip Details

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Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Bear's Camp, McLennan Lake

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McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Kemp/Gunboat Bay 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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