- Canoe Routes -

Similar to kayaking canoeing allows you to glide along in the water exploring the shore line. Canoeing has been around for ages and there is a reason for it! This mode of transportation allows you to spend time with a group of people and simply enjoy the area’s amazing wildlife and scenery.

To plan your canoe adventure, Canadian Canoe Routes provides a collection of route information, tips for trip preparation, as well as other canoeing related topics.

Dogtooth Lake

Dogtooth Lake

Chose your own adventure! 5km Paddle from Rushing River to south east camping spot. Great for a 1 night trip in and out. Loop Route is 17km total with Northern Campsite being 7km away but often with head winds. Paddle back is 10km. Easy 3 day 2 night Trip with good weather.
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Ena Lake to Vermillion Lake

Ena Lake to Vermillion Lake

The put-in for this trip is on Ena Lake with plenty of parking and a dock to make your launch easy. You will paddle past a few cabins before coming to the short portage into Vermillion Lake. Vermillion Lake is a beautiful area. With no residences you will love the feeling of seclusion despite only being a few kilometers from your vehicle. Large granite cliffs, dense forest and numerous islands to camp on make this an excellent route to explore. Be sure to check out the beach, hiking trails and waterfalls at the northwest end of the lake where Vermillion spills into Big Sand Lake.
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Kakagi Lake (Crow Lake)

Kakagi Lake (Crow Lake)

25km Route With Great Campsite. Wind can pick up and easy to be wind bound. Best is 3 Days 2 Nights to enjoy and explore although could be done as a 2 day 1 night with great weather. Grade would be expert with winds or moderate in the right conditions.
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Keewatin to Minaki

Keewatin to Minaki

River flowing North going with the current if leaving from Keewatin. Good 3 day 2 night trip with good fishing and established campsites. Can see a lot of boat traffic. Total Distance is 40 km if done Keewatin to Minaki. 3 days 2 nights, difficulty moderate. Total Distance is 24km if done in a loop. 2 days 1 night, difficulty is moderate.
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Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods

This is a good 2 Day 1 night trip. Total trip is 20 km. 10km there and 10km back. Sand bar lunch is great, as is exploring the area by canoe and fishing.
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Stewart Lake Loop

Stewart Lake Loop

A chain of lakes that are classed as a natural environment park – serves as an outstanding recreational experience that is an excellent example of what Northwestern Ontario has to offer. The Stewart Lake Loop borders the historical Experimental Lakes, and is home to breathtaking rock formations, beautiful beaches, and a diverse set of lakes, all having their own distinct and special features.
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