Self-Guided Reconnaissance Expeditions --
Contribute to our Wabakimi Canoe Routes guidebook project
Vision & Objective
Our Vision for the Wabakimi Area is that it will be “an exceptional destination for wilderness recreation activities for the benefit of present and future generations of visitors”. One of our objectives is to “produce printed and electric literature, maps and other materials to help visitors’ safety plan and execute self-propelled recreational activities..."
Wabakimi Canoe Routes Guide --
With this objective in mind the Board of Directors initiated the writing of the Wabakimi Canoe Routes guidebook to be the first comprehensive guidebook for the Wabakimi Area.
Laurence Mills, an experienced Wabakimi paddler and map maker is our lead author using his experience and our collective knowledge to describe a variety of routes within the park and surrounding Crown Lands.
Self-Guided Reconnaissance Expeditions
If you plan to take a trip into Wabakimi or adjacent Crown Lands in 2021, you can help Laurence and FOW document and confirm draft guidebook routes. Please note this is a self-guided trip and is not yet an “official” FOW sponsored trip. (A more defined program is being considered by our Expedition Committee.)
First, we need you to document your trip by filling out our Trip Report Outline (See Phil's Form). It requests that you assess portages and document the current status of the route. We would like as much detail as you have time to provide.
Second, we need photos from your trip. Hopefully, you can capture important features like waterfalls, cliffs and rapids. We also want photos of people and wildlife.
Third, if you’re willing and able, some portages may need improvement. Please note, you can only use hand saws within the provincial park boundaries.
Finally, we would like a summary of your trip for our newsletter and our Trip Report Forum.
We need to know what you are doing. It is important that you communicate with either Vern Fish (email@example.com) or Dave McTeague (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also we can be reached at email@example.com Mary Jean Blaisdell (FOW Board member, firstname.lastname@example.org) chairs our Expedition Committee.
What FOW can do:
In return, we will provide a folded planning map and any route maps necessary for your trip, as well as any other information we’re able to gather specific to your route plan.
Below is a list of potential routes. However, any route is fair game because it could be included in a future issue of the Wabakimi Canoe Route guidebook. This is a listing for discussion purposes. There are numerous options and variations on these routes.
-Allanwater River, with many options
-Boiling Sand River
-Pashkokogan/Rockliff Lake loop
-Little Caribou/Berg/Whitewater loop
Armstrong Forest Routes:
-Little Caribou to McKinley Road
-Caribou/Linklater Lake loop
-Big Lake/Big River east to Gort Lake
-Vale Creek route (Dave’s route guide is included in his trip report)
Want to go where few have gone before... Talk to Vern!