Upper Missinaibi River June 30- July 15... FILLED

The Missinaibi River is a heritage river used to access Hudson's Bay. Voyageur canoes would travel from the St Lawrence to North Bay via the Mattawa and then down the French to Georgian Bay and then through the Sault to Lake Superior where you portaged up the Michipicoten to Missinaibi Lake and its river that drains into James Bay. This is a leisurely long northbound river trip of about 260 km from the hamlet of Missanabie, just below Missinaibi Lake, to Mattice with sections of challenging rapids (mostly CI-CII Tech) and portages (most <360m, one is 1.4 km). Start and finish times are from Barrie.. A 2.5 tandem canoes are looking to fill the third canoe.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Upper Missinaibi River - Missanabie to Mattice
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
when party size reaches 3 boats
Event Duration: 
2 weeks
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
experienced whitewater paddlers and campers
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
3 boats
Itinerary description: 

Meet in Barrie at noon on Fri. June 30 to carpool. Drive 6 hrs to Ivanhoe Prov. Park and camp. Saturday Drive ~ 2 hrs to the Chapleau train station in time to catch the 13:30 train with all our gear and boats. Cost approx. $50 pp. The cars will be shuttled to Mattice for approx. $200 pp by an outfitter. Get off the train 90 min. later in Missanaibie. Paddle downhill leisurely for about 260 km. Provincial Park fees apply (~$112 pp). Arrive in Mattice two weeks later, on Fri or Sat and drive home.

Required Items to Bring: 

Tough canoe, extra paddle, camping gear, food.. Self-contained!

Recommended Items to Bring: 

bug repellent / mesh clothing
wine :)

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

to be sorted out with participants

Carpool Info: 

Try to get six people into two cars with gear.. Shuttlling is expensive.

Cancellation Policy: 
Committed paddlers only.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Isadora van Riemsdijk (new member)
(email is best)