A Trip into the Wild

I would like to create a route through the Canadian Arctic based on the skills and interests of the participants. Some sections can involve just flat water and some more white-water.

I like travelling up creeks and down big rivers, across large lakes and sections of the sea. The routes that I am suggesting start in an area where the ice goes out relatively early which makes a long trip possible.

I hope to paddle when the wind is down, hike when it's windy, get fit while portaging, fish for some our food, and take time to watch birds and other animals.

I am open to other routes as well. I have done about 10 long self-organized Arctic trips and don't mind repeating some of it.

Possible routes:

The Hood River the long way:
Fort Fitzgerald,AB-Dog River-NonachoLk-Clinton-ColdenLk-ContwoyotoLk-Hood River-Umigmaktok-end south of Cambridge Bay (June-Aug)

The Back River the long way:
Fort Fitzgerald, AB-Dog River-NonachoLk-Clinton-ColdenLk-Back River-upstream on Meadownback River-Thelon River-Baker Lake; (June-Aug)

A loop through a part of the Kazan River and Nueltin Lake:
Pelican Narrows,SK-ReideerLk-WollastonLk-KasbaLk-DimmaLk-HicksLk-NueltinLk-end in Brochet or Southend; (June to Aug)

The Anderson River the long way:
Deline, Great Slave Lake-Anderson River from its headwaters-Eskimo Lakes-Inuvik; (July &Aug)

The Basics
Event Location: 
NWT or Nunavut
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 16:18
Registration Cut Off: 
February 28th, 2024
Event Duration: 
The total length of the trip is 2 to 3 months. It will be divided into 3-4-week long sections where possible. You may participate in 1 or more section.
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
flatwater and white-water paddlers
Maximum Group Size: 
3 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
1 canoe
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iva Kinclova