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Montreal River Molanosa to Air Ronge

About this Canoe Route

Montreal River Molanosa to Air Ronge

This trip can be broken into three sections. On the first section, there is some lovely paddling on Montreal Lake before paddling down C1 rapids to the bridge at Hwy102. There is also a weir about halfway down that needs to be portaged which breaks up the day nicely.

The second section between Hwy102 and Hwy 165 bridges is a moving-water thrill, known for its quantity and quality of bouldery CI and C2 rapids.

The third section runs from Hwy165 to our shop on the shores of Lac La Ronge. After running the two remaining rapids down from the bridge, the river meanders considerably before opening up into a number of shallow lakes. Hold onto your hats, as just when you think you are done, there is one more stretch of rapids starting at Bigstone Landing and finishing at the bridge where the water dumps into Lac La Ronge. This final stretch will rival anything you have run to this point. Enjoy flatwater paddling across Bigstone Lake that separates you from Lac La Ronge and then run the last set of rapids, duck under the bridge, and paddle around the corner to the dock at Montreal River Outpost in Air Ronge.

The characteristics of the Montreal River vary greatly depending on water levels. Contact Montreal River Outpost for updated information. As always, we are happy to provide rental or shuttle service to support your trip as required.

Canoe Trip Details

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CII Whitewater/River/Lake Travel





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Montreal River Molanosa to Air Ronge

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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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