A journey to Baker Lake - Barren Land exploration by canoe (Covid-19 Cancelled)

This is a 10-week long canoe trip that will take us from the northern edge of either Manitoba or Saskatchewan north across the height of land into long interconnected waterways ending in Baker Lake, Nunavut. The boreal forest will gradually diminish and the land will transition into tundra full of open vistas, precious plants and animals, excellent lake trout, sandy eskers easy to hike on.

Canoeists can join the whole trip or one or two sections. Different sections require different levels of skill.

The exact route, dates and pace of this trip will be determined by its participants.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 1st, 2020
Event Duration: 
10 weeks
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
tandem canoeist with tripping experience; Arctic and white-water experience is preferable
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary description: 

Proposed route options and time lines:

A. Pelican Narrows, Sask. to Baker Lk, Nunavut via the Kunwak R & Kazan R

· Part 1 Pelican Nar–WollastonLk 300km; 2-3wks June

· Part 2 WollastonLk to KasbaLk 200km; 2 wks in July

· Part 3 KazbaLk to BakerLk 800km; approx. start mid-July- 5-6 wks

B. Elk, Thelon Rivers to Baker Lake

· Part 1 Approach to the Elk River Black Lk, Saskatchewan to Damant Lk ; 400km- 3weeks mid- June to July

· Part 2 DamantLk to BakerLk 1000km; 6wks in July & August

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

For more detail on skill levels, logistics of transportation, existing trip reports or cost estimates go to:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1J9ZtKii92h9hZ-NX4lG5gb-kxUlrAR95 or email: iva.kinclova@gmail.com

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iva Kinclova