Chrismar Missinaibi 2 – Missinaibi Lake to Mattice


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Chrismar #: AM0923, ISBN: 0-929140-92-3, Scale: 1:60,000. Waterproof.

Most serious paddlers have heard of the Missinaibi River – the longest unbroken stretch of paddling river in Ontario – but that’s not what this map is about. This 2nd guide in our Missinabi series covers the route from the north end of Missinaibi Lake to the Town of Mattice, a distance of 191 water kilometres.

The big feature of this section of the route is the abundance of challenging whitewater rapids, and while there are portages to get you around the ones you don’t wish run, there are plenty that will give you a great ride.

Access to this area can be a challenge so Chrismar spends some time providing information about the various options (car, train, outfitters, shuttles, etc.), in addition to a comprehensive route description and other features to help you plan and take your trip.

This route also has, and our guide discusses and shows in some detail, the Hudson Bay Company fur trading post on Brunswick Lake. While the buildings are long gone, you can still visit the site of one of the HBC’s most important posts, and the place where the arch-rival Northwest Company battled, sometimes literally, for fur-trading supremacy in the New World.

This waterproof, 1:60,000 scale, completely original topographic map has extraordinary detail, and includes text and photos about natural and human history, canoe route descriptions, safety tips, contact info, great colour photographs – in short just about everything you’d want to help you plan and enjoy your trip.

For more information about the first section of this fabulous route see our Missinaibi 1 – Lakes Area page. And for the last stretch of the Missinaibi River route between Mattice and James Bay see the Missinaibi 3 – Mattice to Moosonee page.

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