The Wabakimi Project is a unique grassroots volunteer initiative founded in 2004 to explore and document the historical and traditional canoe routes of Wabakimi Provincial Park. Since its inception, the scope of this ambitious conservancy effort has been expanded to include the canoe routes that lie on the Crown lands adjacent to the park. They provide vital access to Wabakimi as well as strategic links to other nearby provincial parks and conservation reserves.

To date, 187 individual volunteers from across North America and Europe have collectively spent a total of 1,027 days on 123 trips exploring and mapping the canoe routes of the Wabakimi Area. Together, they've travelled 4,682km (2,909 miles) through this vast, virtually-roadless wilderness, inventoried and cleaned 896 campsites and located and cleared 895 portages whose measured lengths have totalled 237,078m (259,272 yards or 47,140 rods).

Each year, The Wabakimi Project operates continuously from late May to mid-September. Applications are welcome from eligible paddlers interested in participating in this worthwhile canoe route conservancy effort. Early registration is strongly recommended as bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wabakimi fire

© 2015-16 Friends of Wabakimi
All Rights Reserved

Website developed, maintained and hosted by Syntaxis On-Line Inc.
(Bill McCarvell, Syntaxis On-Line Inc.)