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    Churchill River Country - Saskatchewan

    I finally took the time to put together one of my trip videos, or I should say, part 1 of this particular trip video. I have a big backlog of other trips, so if I can find the time maybe this will be the start of a series.

    I have always thought about driving straight north from Montana to check out the shield country in northern Saskatchewan. On maps, the density of lakes, and the fact that a big river flows right though the middle of them, reveals endless opportunities for canoe trips. In 2018 I drove up to the Churchill River Area near Missinipe to check out the country and did a short 9 day canoe trip through a series of lakes that lead to the Churchill River. Once on the river, which is really just a series of big lakes with drops in between, I traveled upstream to the west until finding a route south and eventually back east to my starting point. For those of you familiar with the Saskatchewan Historic Canoe Routes, this is route #18. I don't know how old the route description is, I assume most of them are very old and maybe were last updated sometime in the '70s. I can't seem to find good links to these routes, which used to all be housed on a Canadian government server. For some reason these have all be removed. If anyone is interested in a pdf of this route let me know and I'll email one to you.

    Enjoy, Mark


    #2
    Outstanding Mark !
    The best 10 minutes of my day !

    Nice stripper ! Details on it ?

    Thanks !

    Jim
    Keep your paddle wet, and your seat dry !

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      #3
      Very nice, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the rest.

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        #4
        Yes, a very nice video. I paddled that six portages route some years ago, before the burns.

        Those historic canoe route pamphlets are gone from the Saskatchewan Government web site, but Ric Driediger of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters in Missinipe has preserved them on his web site:

        https://www.churchillrivercanoe.com/...-info-booklets

        Looking forward to part 2.

        wjmc

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jim Dodd View Post
          Outstanding Mark !
          The best 10 minutes of my day !

          Nice stripper ! Details on it ?

          Thanks !

          Jim
          Thanks Jim, Remember this: Kite Canoe Build

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            #6
            Originally posted by wjmc View Post
            Yes, a very nice video. I paddled that six portages route some years ago, before the burns.

            Those historic canoe route pamphlets are gone from the Saskatchewan Government web site, but Ric Driediger of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters in Missinipe has preserved them on his web site:

            https://www.churchillrivercanoe.com/...-info-booklets

            Looking forward to part 2.

            wjmc
            Thanks for posting a link to those route descriptions, and thanks to Ric. It seemed a shame that they would just disappear like that.

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              #7
              You might also be interested in this link to nearby Manitoba Rivers.

              https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~burchi...ipReports6.pdf
              Last edited by PaddlingPitt; 12-14-2019, 09:37 AM.

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                #8
                Michael,
                Those are Charles Burchill's Manitoba route reports...
                Different, but also very useful.

                Thanks wjmc for those Sask routes.

                And great start to the trip report Dogbrain; looking forward to the rest.

                Cheers!
                Bruce

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                  #9
                  Beautifully done, Mark!

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                    #10
                    Awesome video! Thank you for posting. I'm looking forward to more.

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                      #11
                      Thanks for sharing your trip, filming and narration are very good. Looking forward to the next episode.

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                        #12
                        Beautifully shot and edited. Really appreciated the map overview. Looking forward to part 2.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by dogbrain View Post

                          Thanks Jim, Remember this: Kite Canoe Build
                          Oh Yeah !

                          Thanks for refreshing the memory !

                          Jim
                          Keep your paddle wet, and your seat dry !

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                            #14
                            Beautiful trip so far. Very indicative of back country in Canada. And yes, Manitoba has some great routes also. I have paddled most of the routes that Charles does. He is into day trips on very small rivers that are a lot of fun.

                            Saskatchewan has tons of water to explore if you are a bit adventurous.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Midwest Firecraft View Post
                              Beautifully shot and edited. Really appreciated the map overview. Looking forward to part 2.
                              Couldn't agree more.

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