Missinaibi River

Adventures in Missinaibi River

Wilderness canoeing in the heart of the world’s largest wildlife reserve

Canoeing The Missinaibi River – Few rivers can match the power, beauty and history of the Missinaibi. From its source at Missinaibi Lake, this Canadian Heritage River rushes 311 miles north over Precambrian granite, through string bogs and marches to James Bay and the Arctic Ocean.

The exciting Missinaibi is an exceptional wilderness river, consisting of primarily class I and II (easy and novice level) white-water with a few class III (intermediate) rapids.

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For the best experience, remote trips along it are best taken with a qualified guide. A historic canoe route for fur traders and explorers, the Missinaibi combines unique natural history with the colourful cultural and human heritage of the aboriginal and early European inhabitants.

Wildlife abounds on this river too, as it’s at the heart of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, the world’s largest wildlife preserve. At night, lie back and watch for the Northern Lights from around the campfire.

While you are here:
Get up close and personal with polar bears prior to your trip at the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat. Swim with these 1,000 pound predators in safety, separated by five centimetres of plexiglas.

If you finish your trip in Moosonee, make a visit to the interpretive centre as well as the James Bay education centre, which share the history of this trading post turned town.

Getting there:
It is a short flight from Toronto Pearson or Downtown airport to Timmins, which is the gateway city to the Missinaibi. Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer multiple flights daily. Airport pick up can be arranged with an Adventure Outfitter.


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