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McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Stewart River Route

About this Canoe Route

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Stewart River Route

From your put-in at Bear's Camp at McLennan Lake to your take-out at Missinipe, you will get to explore an array of scenery. In addition to canoe rentals for this trip, Montreal River Outpost provides shuttle service.

The first part of the trip -McLennan Lake to the Stewart River- and the last part of the trip -French & Otter Lake to Missinipe- consist of small to medium-sized lakes in beautiful Canadian Shield country.

The second part of the trip -the Stewart River- descends into a narrow gorge that has a plethora of portages for which lining or running the rapids are not safe options. There is a beautiful waterfall at the end of this section of the trip.

The third part of the trip is the twists and turns of a marshy area. There are some portages in this section and lining or running may be options, depending on the water level.

Bear Lake and its high cliffs gives you an option for rock climbing or spelunking. Adventure at its finest!

Canoe Trip Details

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Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Bear's Camp, McLennan Lake

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

McLennan Lake to Churchill River-Stewart River 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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