Category Archives: Wabakimi

Wabakimi Canoe Trip: Days 9 and 10 – McKinley Bay to Smoothrock Lake

Previous Post: Days 7 and 8 – From The Grayson River To Best island Via Ogoki Lodge and the Beckwith Cabins Day Nine: Best Island To Lonebreast Bay of Smoothrock lake – Bussey I.  distance: 22 km.  We got up … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wabakimi Canoe Trip: Days 7 and 8 – The Grayson River and Whitewater Lake

Previous Post: Days 5 and 6 – Down The Ogoki, The Palisade, and the Grayson Rivers Day Seven: Grayson River To Whitewater  distance: 9 km.! The next morning we got up later than usual and had a leisurely breakfast while … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wabakimi Canoe Trip- From Flindt Landing To Collins: Days 5 & 6 – The Ogoki, Palisade, and Grayson Rivers

Previous Post: Days 3 and 4 – Down The Flindt and Across Wabakimi Lake Day Five: River Bay To Mouth of the Palisade River  distance: 24 km.  We left our River Bay CS after breakfast knowing that we’d be paddling … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wabakimi Canoe Trip- From Flindt Landing: Days 3 and 4 – The Flindt and Ogoki Rivers

Previous Post: Days 1 and 2 – From Flindt Landing Down the Flindt River Day Three: Flindt River to Wabakimi Lake distance: 20 km.  This day was one of those when we decided to put in some kilometers on the … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wabakimi Canoe Trip- From Flindt Landing To Collins Via The Flindt,: Days 1 & 2 – Flindt River

Previous Post:  Wabakimi Canoe Trip – From Flindt landing To Collins – Intro, Logistics, Maps Day One: Flindt Landing To Flet Lake distance: 25 km.  Flindt Landing and the CN rail tracks cross Heathcote Lake about three kilometers from its south … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Wabakimi Canoe Trip- From Flindt Landing To Collins Via The Flindt, Ogoki, Palisade, Grayson, and Boiling Sand Rivers – Intro, Logistics, Maps

Table of Contents:  Introduction Our Flindt To Collins Itinerary Maps and Related Resources  Natural Resources Canada 1:50,000 Toporama website (NRC’s digital seamless map) Topo Canada app for iPhone Wabakimi project maps  Paddle Planner Ontario MNRF “Make a Topographic Map” site Google … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Canoeing Lake Nipigon From Windigo Bay To Echo Rock

Previous Post: Canoeing The Pikitigushi From The Bear Camp To Windigo Bay Why go paddling on Lake Nipigon? This post will focus on the time we spent island-hopping the northwest corner of Lake Nipigon.  The reason for doing this was so we … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | 1 Comment

From Lake Nipigon’s Echo Rock To Waweig Lake

Previous Post: Canoeing Lake Nipigon From Windigo Bay To Echo Rock Day 10 – Echo Rock to the H.B.C. Post (Nipigon House) distance: 7 km (include backtracking) actually moved forward about 3.3 km time: 9:15 a.m to 11:25 a.m. portages/rapids/liftover-line: 0/0/0 weather: overcast; cloudy, w/some … Continue reading

Posted in Anishinaabek World, Pictographs of the Canadian Shield, Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | 9 Comments

WWII POW Camps in the Armstrong Station Area – The Real Story!

Previous Post: From Lake Nipigon’s Echo Rock To Waweig Lake At the start of this year’s only canoe trip, before turning in to the Mattice Lake Outfitters lodge off Highway 527,  we kept on driving to Armstrong Station to gas up so … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | 9 Comments

Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon: From The Bear Camp To Windigo Bay

Previous Post: Days 2 & 3 – From Cliff Lake To Ratte Lake To The Bear Camp For an overview map and some pix that highlight the entire 150 km. route., check out  Canoeing From The Pikitigushi’s Cliff Lake to … Continue reading

Posted in Wabakimi, wilderness canoe tripping | 6 Comments