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Pinehouse to Missinipe

About this Canoe Route

Pinehouse to Missinipe

The Pinehouse to Missinipe canoe route is one of the most popular Churchill River canoe trips for those looking to spend a week on the water. This canoe trip starts on Pinehouse Lake (~220km from La Ronge) and offers different options to start from. Those looking to add a little extra distance to their canoe trip can start in the town of Pinehouse. Though most canoeists choose to start their trip just north of the town of Pinehouse at the Snake Rapids bridge or at Kamkota Lodge.

Note: Kamkota Lodge is a private lodge and requires a docking fee for anyone choosing to depart from their docks.

This beautiful trip down the historic Churchill River is full of different scenic attractions. Explore ancient aboriginal rock paintings along this trail. Visit the culturally significant Silent Rapids. This Churchill River canoe route from Pinehouse to Missinipe offers many established campsites to spend the night at. The portages on this trail are typically in great condition as this canoe route is often traveled.

The canoe trip ends in the community of Missinipe, but just before you finish your trip experience the rush of paddling under the Churchill River bridge down the famous Otter Rapids.

Note: The distance between the start and end point for this trip is over 300km by road. Because of the large distance, most people require a canoe shuttle service for this trip. Contact Montreal River Outpost to take advantage of our canoe shuttle service, and tap into our expert knowledge on the way to your start point.

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Class II/III Rapids, Large Lakes





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages


Start Point:

Snake Rapids

End Point


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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Pinehouse to Missinipe

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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