This is one of Ontario’s lesser-known, and used, wilderness paddling rivers. That’s a little odd given that the 191-km-long route begins at the head of one of the region’s most popular wildwater routes – the Spanish River (for which we also have an Adventure Map® guide).
However, despite it’s lack of popularity, the Mississagi River is worthy of consideration as one of the finest northeastern Ontario trips due to a great combination of large and small lakes, narrow rivers, some great whitewater sections and even a big waterfall at the west end. There are also a variety of access options, including by train. And anytime you have historical luminaries such as Tom Thomson and Grey Owl involved, you know you’re onto something.