Wapawekka to Deschambault

About this Canoe Route

Wapawekka to Deschambault

Large lakes and few portage trails around the many rapids make this trip appropriate for paddlers with advanced canoe tripping skills. This is a route less travelled, a great northern Saskatchewan wilderness trip.

The Wapawekka Lake to Deschambault Lake canoe trip is a historical canoe route that takes you down the Deschambault River. You will transition in and out of shield country throughout this trip. See solid granite points and sandy beaches. Some rapids are short with ledges, whereas others are long with boulders. Portages are generally hard to find and many are overgrown, so be prepared to run or line most of the rapids on this trip.

Travel through the boreal forest and get away into the wilderness as you travel along the canoe route that has been used for centuries as a means of access between Lac La Ronge and the north-east of Saskatchewan.

Montreal River Outpost provides Shuttle service in and out of this route. We house canoes for rent for your convenience as well. We highly recommend this exceptional trip!

Canoe Trip Details

Skill Level


Trip Type

Class II+ Rapids, Large River, Open Lakes





Mandatory Portages


Optional Portages


Start Point:

Wapawekka Lake

End Point

Deschambault Lake

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Canoe Trip Photo Gallery

Wapawekka to Deschambault

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