Sample Canoe Routes

Three day trips utilizing one campsite

Three canoe trips, all starting from THE PORTAGE STORE area that call for one easy day of travel to a campsite to be used for both nights. The second day is a day off for relaxing or exploring or fishing or whatever. On the third day you return to your starting point by the same route you went out on. Great first time trips.

 

Canoe lake to Tom Thomson lake

Starting from Access Point # 5, travel north to the top of Canoe Lake, portaging 295 meters into Joe Lake. North from Joe Lake into Teepee Lake, then north to Littledoe Lake and west into Tom Thomson Lake. Camp for 2 nights on Tom Thomson (1). The second day is yours to explore the surrounding area, fish, swim or just relax. On day 3 you return by the same route to Canoe Lake.

Canoe lake to Burnt Island lake

Starting from Access Point # 5, travel north to the top of Canoe Lake, portaging 295 meters into Joe Lake. North and then east on Joe Lake passing Arrowhon Lodge and up the creek to the 495 meter portage into Baby Joe. A short paddle will bring you to the 200 meter portage around a dam, into Burnt Island Lake. Camp for 2 nights on Burnt Island Lake. The second day is yours to explore the surrounding area, fish, swim or just relax. On day 3 you return by the same route to Canoe Lake.

Smoke Lake to Big Porcupine

Starting from Smoke Lake, Access Point # 6, which is just 355 meters across highway 60 from the Portage Store. South on Smoke Lake to the 240 meter portage into Ragged Lake. South/east on Ragged to the 600 meter portage (lots of uphill) into Big Porcupine Lake (3), where you would camp for 2 nights. The second day is yours to explore the surrounding area, fish, swim or just relax. On day 3 you return by the same route to Smoke Lake. If you don’t wish to do the 600 meter portage into Big Porcupine, you could plan to camp both nights on Ragged Lake (4) and perhaps visit Big Porcupine on day 2 as a side trip.