Category Archives: Pictographs of the Canadian Shield

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

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, oohing over crimson sunset skies, listening to the sound of a loon breaking the … 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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The Mazinaw Pictographs: Listening For Algonquian Echoes

Previous Post: The Peterborough Petroglyphs – Building over An Ancient Algonquian Ritual Site Massanog, Massinaw, Mazinaw  …no matter how you spell it in English, the roots of the word lie in the Algonquian language of those who came to this lake over a … Continue reading

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Early Autumn Canoeing In The Heart Of Temagami

We got to the public dock and parking area at the end of Temagami’s Central Access Road (the old Mine Road)  on an overcast Wednesday afternoon; it was October 1. Ahead of us was up to a week of paddling and camping … Continue reading

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A Return Visit To Temagami’s Diamond Lake Pictograph Site

Related Post: Early Autumn Canoe Tripping In the Heart Of Temagami All images enlarge with a click; all blue text leads to more info with a click. The portage from Bob Lake to Diamond Lake done, we had originally planned … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Bloodvein Day 8 – “Moosebone” Rapids to “X-Rock” Rapids

Previous Post:  Canoeing the Bloodvein Day 7 – Artery L. to Moosebone Rapids  DAY 8 BASICS: All images enlarge with a click or two; blue text leads to more info with a click. distance: 32 kilometers weather: a great day to … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Bloodvein Day 7 – Artery Lake to “Moosebone” Rapids

FIRST POST: Canoeing The Bloodvein River System: Introduction, Planning, and Map Resources. PREVIOUS POST: Bloodvein Headwaters Day 6: Barclay Lake to Artery Lake Artery Lake – the ultimate pictograph lake – sits on the Ontario side of the border in Woodland Caribou Provincial … Continue reading

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