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Nut Portage Loop

About this Canoe Route

Nut Portage Loop

Sheltered channels and bays characterize this great beginner trip. From Nut Point campground, explore the islands of Campbell Channel before portaging into Downton Lake via a short portage, then take a longer one to McGibbon Bay.

The northwest shore of McGibbon Bay has several spots with cliffs that are popular to explore. The height of the land on both sides of it, plus its narrowness, makes McGibbon Bay a great training ground for an aspiring wilderness paddler.

There is a morsel of the bigger water of Nut Bay before accessing Campbell Channel again via Nut Portage. From this portage, you can opt to hike for a bit on the Nut Point Hiking Trail. The rest of the trip is sheltered paddling on Campbell Channel back to the dock at Nut Point campground dock.

Camping overnight at Nut Portage or one of the islands of Campbell Channel is a great option too! Montreal River Outpost provides canoe rentals and shuttle service for this short loop trip. It is the perfect appetizer for wilderness canoe tripping!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Sheltered bay and channel.





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Nut Point Campground Dock

End Point

Nut Point Campground Dock

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Nut Portage Loop

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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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