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Brightsand River

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Brightsand Provincial Park

 

Brightsand Provincial Park lies about 140km northwest of Thunder Bay. The Brightsand River flows from south to north and is about 125km in length. It joins the Allanwater River close to the southwest corner of Wabakimi.

It's a scenic route, consisting of mixed forest and frequent granite outcrops on an early precambrian landscape. Evidence of the last ice age can be seen in the form of eskers, an outwash plain, moraines and other land forms. An esker being a narrow winding ridge of gravel or sand deposited by the melting waters under a glacier.

HOW TO GET THERE

Most visitors to Brightsand enter from the Graham Road which runs north from The Transcanada Highway 17 west of Upsala and reaches the river at Aylsworth Lake (Access Point km52). The Graham Road continues north and provides further access to Brightsand at the outflow of the Kashishibog River (Access Point km92). This junction is also a connection to the Kopka River and Obonga-Ottertooth Provincial Parks. Access can also be gained at the northern, downstream end of the River at Allanwater Bridge which is on the Via Rail line.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) on-line Road Map 13 and Road Map 16 provide an overview of the roads in Northwestern Ontario that lead to the Brightsand, Kashishibog, Kopka and Wabakimi area from Canada and the US border crossing points at Fort Frances and Pigeon River.

THE MAP SET

The map set for the Brightsand River has been updated to include changes to portages and campsites that have taken place since the official Park Map was produced for Ontario Parks. Our map set is large scale, waterproof and consists of eight pages laminated back-to-back and held together with a plastic tie.

NEW   We have also included a loop at the downstream end of the Brightsand that was not detailed on the original park map.

 

Brightsand River $25
An updated, larger scale map-set of this excellent canoeing river. Flowing from south to north for 125 kilometres from Aylsworth Lake, all the way downstream to the Allanwater Bridge (Via Rail). Can also be used to access the Allanwater River, Kashishibog River and the headwaters of the Kopka River. Includes a supplemental loop at the downstream end of the Brighsand River.


Brightsand from the air
 
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