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Sturgeon-Weir River Maligne Lake to Denare Beach

About this Canoe Route

Sturgeon-Weir River Maligne Lake to Denare Beach

Soon after your put-in at Leaf Rapids Recreation Site on Maligne Lake on Highway 106, you will enjoy the narrow flow of the Sturgeon-Weir River as it heads southward. Portages around rapids on this stretch of the river are relatively short and provide vistas of a variety of classes of rapids. Pick one of the great campsites along the way to enjoy some fishing and listening to the rapids by the roar of a campfire.

The second half of this trip is very different than its first half. Amisk Lake is a big lake. Denare Beach is located on the northeast shore. Depending on the conditions, you might be safest going through the West, North, & East channel to stay out of the wide expanse, which does have some islands.

For the historically minded, there is a campsite at Fort Henry Frobisher House west of Denare Beach on Missi Island. Hugging the west and south shore leads to Amisk Lake Recreation site, a different takeout option.

Two experiences in one!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Narrow River channel with rapids and an expansive lake





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages

Start Point:

Leaf Rapids Campground at Maligne Lake on Highway 106

End Point

Denare Beach

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Sturgeon-Weir River Maligne Lake to Denare Beach

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