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Nipekamew Sand Cliffs

About this Canoe Route

Nipekamew Sand Cliffs

The portage to get to the starting point of this short canoe route is fairly well-groomed as it's a popular hiking destination for those looking to view the Nipekamew Sand Cliffs. Keep in mind that the path may be full of water at times, so prepare to get your feet wet!

This short canoe trip down the Nipekamew River takes you from the viewing area of the Nipekamew Sand Cliffs down to the Highway 165 East bridge. For those who aren't interesting in paddling against a moving current, you can portage through the hiking trail to the viewing area of the Nipekamew Sand Cliffs. Paddle downstream to the bridge - then walk or shuttle back up to the parking lot to get to your vehicle.

An interesting option is to start your trip at the bridge, paddle against the current up to the Sand Cliffs, and then breeze your way back down the current to your vehicle.

Note: Local residents & visitors enjoy the Nipekamew Sand Cliffs by floating lazingly down the river, so watch out for happy people on inflatable toys!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Class I swift water, slow current





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Nipekamew Sandcliffs

End Point

HWY-165 E

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Nipekamew Sand Cliffs

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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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