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Nipekamew River (Lower)

About this Canoe Route

Nipekamew River (Lower)

Paddle through this less-travelled route that provides a great escape from the business of the city. There are many small sand beaches to stop at on the first half of this canoe route on the Nipekamew River.

The fast-moving current of Nipekamew River allows paddlers with moderate whitewater experiences to experience the lesser explored areas of Northern Saskatchewan. There are many sections of Class I/II whitewater areas along the top section of this route to keep you on your toes, followed by a long winding section through pine bench forest and a 2km continuous CII rapid near the end to tie it all together. The final section of river before the lake takes the paddler through an estuary full of migratory birds. This trip can be done in one very long day, or split into a two-day trip.

Once arriving at Nipekamew Bay, a 600m portage takes you to the Wapawekka road, you can choose to be picked up by boat shuttle or vehicle shuttle. Both of these canoe shuttle services are offered by Montreal River Outpost for your convenience. Esquif canoes are available for rent from us as well. A northern Saskatchewan trip for the thrill-seeker in you!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Class I/II rapids, Shallow River





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

HWY-165 E

End Point

Nipekamew Bay

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Nipekamew River (Lower)

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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