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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 5 – CS419 To Below Recollet Falls

Previous Post: Day 4 – The Upper French Five Mile Rapids Section to CS 419 Day 5 – From CS 419 E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) distance: 30.5 km time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 4 – Down The Five Mile Rapids Section of the Upper French River

Previous Post:  Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To below Portage Dam Day 4 – Along Eighteen Mile Island From CS304 To CS 419 distance: 21 km time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/7  weather: sunny all day, light wind from … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To Below The Portage Channel Dam

Previous Post: Day 2 – Lafleche Point to South of Canoe Pass Day 3 – From Canoe Pass to Below Portage Channel Dam distance: 27 km time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: ~570 m (FoFR says 600m), around the channel cut, … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Sucker Creek Landing To Lafleche Point Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass distance: 25 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: another nice easy paddling day! weather: sunny most of the … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 1 – Lake Nipissing’s West Bay

Previous Post: Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro, Maps, and Logistics Day 1 – Lake Nipissing From Shuswap Camp to Lafleche Point We left downtown Toronto at 6:40 a.m. and by 11  we were at the reception … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro., Logistics, Planning and Maps

Related Post: Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast From Killarney to Snug Harbour – Maps, Logistics, and Days 1 & 2 Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: A Bit of History: In 1989 the Ontario government created French River … Continue reading

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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

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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; … Continue reading

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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

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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

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