Canoe route maps for Allanwater River, Flindt River and Kopka River as well as the Ogoki, Palisades, Brightsand and Pikitigushi Rivers.
Each set of maps on the following pages covers a specific canoe trip in considerable detail. They are arranged in groups.
The first group covers routes to the west that start with a brief train ride to the put-in point. The railroad mile marker points are given for each of the stops. Most of these routes end at the foot of Little Caribou Lake, 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the Armstrong. The Kopka River trips finish at Highway 527, 28 kilometres (17 miles) south of Armstrong. Shuttles can easily be arranged from these points.
The second group provides paddle-in and paddle-out trips requiring only perhaps a shuttle.
The third group features interior routes that can be added on to earlier trips. The Palisade River route can also be a separate trip with a float plane flight in or out (or both).
The final group presents an opportunity to design your own route for a one, two or three week trip in the Wabakimi region. And we will prepare a custom map set for you.
All of the trips include wonderfully scenic river and lake travel and exciting whitewater features. If this is your first trip into Wabakimi, we certainly recommend the Allanwater River which embodies all that Wabakimi has to offer. The Flindt River is perhaps less challenging but very picturesque. Or explore some of the other, less traveled entry routes.
Those who have paddled the Kopka River, however, will tell you that it is an experience not to be missed. Especially all the way from its headwaters.
If you want to explore the outer regions of this already remote area, try the Palisade River loop to the northwest of Kenoji Lake or the Pikitigushi River to the east of Wabakimi or a route that extends north from Wabakimi and includes a section of the Albany River.
We have estimated the number of days that each trip might typically take. Since trip lengths can be affected by a variety of factors, we recommend that you allow for a little additional time.
Every map set includes a separate ready-reference key explaining each icon and abreviation.
Check-out the next three pages for descriptions of each route and pick your trip.
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