Category Archives: Pictographs of the Canadian Shield

The Little Missinaibi River From Top To Bottom – Intro, Maps, and Logistics

Introduction:  Flowing 65 kilometers from its headwaters in Sunset Lake to its mouth at Whitefish Bay in Missinaibi Lake, the Little Missinaibi is not a long river. A little past its halfway point it widens out with shallow bays that reach in all directions. The … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 7 – From Whitefish Falls on Missinaibi Lake To Red Granite Point

Previous Post – Day 6: From Admiral Falls To Whitefish Falls distance: 11.7 km time: start – 11:30 a.m.; finish – 2:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0 !! weather: overcast and cloudy most of the day, some rain; sun in the late evening campsite: Red Granite … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 5 – From Little Missinaibi Lake To Admiral Falls

Previous Post – Day 4: From Mukwa Falls (Woods Lake Road Crossing) To Little Missinaibi Lake Island distance: 9.6 km time: start – 10:15 a.m.; finish – 2:00 p.m. (1 hr stop at outpost) portages/rapids: 1 PR8 RR – 170m – … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 4 – From Mukwa Falls To Little Missinaibi Lake

Previous Post – Day 3: From Just Below Rawhide Lake To Mukwa Falls (Below Woods Lake Road Crossing) distance: 21 km time:  start – 9:20 a.m. ; finish – 5:25 p.m. portages/rapids: -1 PR7 RR – 200m – actually only a 1/3 … Continue reading

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The Anishinaabe Pictograph Sites of Missinaibi Lake

Related Post: The Pictographs of Little Missinaibi Lake On a recent canoe trip we spent a couple of days checking out the pictograph sites on Little Missinaibi Lake on the Little Missinaibi River system. Then we paddled down the river … Continue reading

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The Ojibwe Rock Paintings of Killarney’s Collins Inlet

Related Post:  Paddling Around Georgian Bay’s Philip Edward Island – Part Two N.B. The post above is one of two on our mini canoe trip around Philip Edward Island. In it I devoted some space to the pictographs of the Collins Inlet … Continue reading

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The Pictographs of Little Missinaibi Lake

Related Post: Anishinaabe Pictograph Sites In Ontario The Allure Of Little Missinaibi Lake: Running rapids, inhaling the energy of the waterfalls we portage around, observing moose and bear and the eagles watching over us, stopping to embrace  majestic white pines, … Continue reading

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Paddling Around Georgian Bay’s Philip Edward Island – Part Two

Previous Post: Paddling Around Philip Edward Island – Part One Day Three: From Big Rock Bay to Mill Lake (26 Km.) The first thing we did after our late get-up (7:45!) was climb back up to the top of Big … Continue reading

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A Paddler’s List Of Wabakimi’s Top Six

The Wabakimi Area – with Wabakimi Provincial Park’s 8,920 square kilometers (3,440 sq. mi) as its core – is one of Ontario’s more remote and vast paddling destinations. The network of lakes and rivers scratched by retreating glaciers some ten thousand years ago have made … Continue reading

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The Peterborough Petroglyphs: Building Over An Ancient Algonquian Ritual Site

Previous Post: Peterborough’s The Canadian Canoe Museum  – Journey Into An Epic Past N.B. The term Algonquian (also spelled Algonkian) refers to one of  North America’s largest indigenous language families. Individual tribes or First Nations like the Innu, the Micmac, the Algonquin, the Ojibwe, … Continue reading

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