Canoeing & Kayaking
Grab your paddle and enjoy the pristine waters of Greenstone. The ultimate northern adventure in the rugged beauty of the boreal wilderness awaits you! Filled with crystal blue lakes, bubbling brooks, and rushing rivers, Greenstone is a waterway oasis of discovery! Our many lakes, rivers, and canoe routes provide you with the option to experience the peace and quiet of a flat water river, or testing your skills on a white water expedition.
The annual Kayaking Camp will be out on beautiful Lukinto Lake off Highway 11, near Longlac. It will take place Friday to Sunday. Dates to be announced for 2016.
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Paddle Five Wilderness Canoe Routes within Greenstone
Longlac / Steel River Canoe Route 7-14 days varying starting points
This route requires that a canoeist have at least intermediate skills due to the demanding nature of some of the portages and white water encounteres along the trip. As you travel this historic voyageur route, you will be using traditional First Nations and voyageur portage trails connecting the labyrinth of rivers and lakes that make up this exhilarating adventure. You will encounter spectacular landscapes carved by glaciers, fish for the ever present walleye, view moose feeding on shoreline vegetation as you quietly paddle by, and sleep each night under a sky bursting with stars. This trip of a lifetime is only one of many unique wilderness adventures offered in the Greenstone region.
Wababimiga / Drowning River Canoe Route 10-14 days
This route was made famous in the novel Traplines North which depicts the adventures of Lindsay Vanderbeck in the early 1900’s as he travels and traps in the area. Twentieth century travellers can still expect to encounter the same untouched wilderness with an abundance of wildlife. The fishing remains excellent along the route with Speckle Trout holding in the rivers while the Walleye flourish in the lakes. Paddlers will spend peaceful evenings sitting around the campfire in awe of the northern lights dancing across the horizon and tranquil days navigating the rivers and lakes lined with dense stands of emerald green spruce, common throughout the boreal forest. The trip will allow you to be in harmony with nature as you travel through the picturesque and breathtaking scenery of the Greenstone region.
Namewaminikan River Canoe Route 6-10 days varying start points
This canoe route can offer both the intermediate and the advanced canoeist a challenging adventure along a historically significant fur trade route that finishes with a short paddle down the clear deep waters of Lake Nipigon. The more experienced canoeists may be inclined to feel the awesome power of the river and attempt to navigate the chutes and rapids that wind their way through the heart of the Canadian Shield. Those with less experience may choose to bypass the more difficult white water sections and use the maintained overland portages. Regardless of your experience level, the trip will allow you to unleash your adventurous spirit amidst the splendour and the challenges of the Greenstone region.
Marshall Lake Loop 7-10 days
Canoeists interested in a wilderness adventure which incorporates history, wildlife viewing and exceptional fishing will find this trip particularly appealing. Your adventure takes place on land and water traditionally used by the Ojibway for hunting, fishing, and trapping over thousands of years. Steeped in history, the route offers the keen observer an opportunity to locate pictographs on the steep rocky shores of the deep blue lakes and wide flat rivers. The Woodland Caribou, a threatened species, can also be seen drinking at shores edge by the lucky canoeist. The majority of the route travels along lakes and rivers with minimal white water; however, a couple of difficult portages require that the canoeist have at least intermediate ability.