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Wawa is close to the magnificent and majestic Lake Superior! We recommend the near by Superior Adventures who can provide kayaks, canoes, instruction, and guides.

Located adjacent to the Superior Coastline and surrounded by a myriad of beautiful lakes and rivers, Wawa is Algoma’s destination for wilderness canoe and sea kayaking adventures.

Interior Rivers and Lakes

Anjigami River Canoe Route
This 70 km, 5 day trip begins at Mijinemungshing Lake in Lake Superior Park and follows a succession of lakes and rivers northward to the Michipicoten River then west to Lake Superior. The route follows a logger’s spring drive route of the 1920’s. Note that only portages in Lake Superior Provincial Park are maintained.

Dog (University) River Canoe Route
The Dog (University) River offers a wilderness white water canoe trip similar to the Pukaskwa. It’s piece de resistance is Denison Falls, located about 5 km from Lake Superior. Another favourite of Bill Mason, the river is remote and the scenery spectacular. This is a spring river route, a trip for experienced white water paddlers only.

Dog Lake to Lake Superior
This 3 – 5 day trip follows the Dog, Manitowik, and Whitefish Lakes then the Michipicoten River to Lake Superior. It is part of the historical link in the trade/transportation route from Lake Superior to James Bay. In addition to great wildlife viewing, you can find pictographs on Dog Lake. Also visit the abandoned Hudson Bay Post adjacent to Buck’s Marina on the Michipicoten River.

Fenton/Treeby Lake:
Located just south of Wawa in Lake Superior Park, this 16 km loop through 6 lakes makes a good day trip or relaxed overnight trip for novice canoeists. It’s a good sample of Boreal fringe forest. Treeby Lake with pine covered islands is quite scenic.

Magpie River
A day trip suitable for novice paddlers (depending upon water levels), the Magpie River experience includes Wawa’s famous treeless area. This unique landscape is reminiscent of the Arctic Circle. Be sure to make a lunch stop at Bathtub Falls.

Michipicoten Island
Michipicoten Island is as often shrouded by fog as it is by mystery, legend and superstition. Guarded by legendary and mystical 60 foot tall giants, the island floats in Lake Superior about 60 km west from Wawa. Plan on a week to circumnavigate.

Michipicoten River:
The mighty Michipicoten forms part of Canada’s historical fur trade route tracing from the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading post near Lake Superior to James Bay. If you have 3 weeks, paddle north and east following the Michipicoten/Missinabie to James Bay. Alternatively, you may follow overnight or half day tours down river finishing at Lake Superior. Sights include Silver Falls and historic Hudson Bay Trading Post.

Obatanga Park Canoe Route
Obatanga Park is located on Hwy. 17, about 55 km north of Wawa. This 3 day to 5 day canoe route begins at Hammer Lake, just north of the Park and extends through the University, Obatanga, Knife, Crayfish and West Kabenung Lakes finishing just south of the Park. The route is very picturesque with rocky shores, occasional sandy beaches and tall pine covered hills.

Pukaskwa River Canoe Route
The Pukaskwa is a classic wilderness white water river, running south of the Canadian Shield into the remote and rugged north shore of Lake Superior. A favourite of Bill Mason, it offers solitude, challenging white water and spectacular scenery. This is a spring river route a trip for experienced white water paddlers only.

Sand River Canoe Route
This 5 day trip covers 56 km from Sand Lake to Lake Superior, all within Lake Superior Provincial Park. With an elevation drop of 185 m, stretches of fast water, boulder rapids and two spectacular waterfalls, this route is a must do for wilderness paddlers.

Lake Superior Coastline

Lake Superior Park Coast
There is more flexibility in trip planning on the Superior Coast south of Wawa and one to five day trip options are possible. Although less remote than Pukaskwa, this coast offers spectacular scenery from rocky headlands to sandy beaches with sand dune topography. The Park abounds with rounded pebble beaches and there are a number of very significant native sites including Devil’s Chair, Devils Warehouse and the Pictographs at Agawa Rock. Be aware that there are special rules that apply to Park visitors.

Michipicoten Harbour
This day trip can feature a visit to Driftwood, Long and Sandy beaches, the Lighthouse at Perkwakwia Point. You’ll enjoy the large scale beauty of Superior’s water worked bedrock landscape. Stop at Anderson’s fishery and pick up some excellent smoked whitefish and trout for lunch. Stay close to shore and be aware that the lake is cold and winds can change conditions quickly.

Michipicoten Island

Michipicoten Island is as often shrouded by fog as it is by mystery, legend and superstition. Guarded by legendary and mystical 60 foot tall giants, the island floats in Lake Superior about 60 km west from Wawa. Plan on a week to circumnavigate.

Pukaskwa Coast
This is a 10 – 14 day trip typically begins at Hattie Cove in Pukaskwa National Park and finishes at Michipicoten Harbour, near Wawa. The trip is dominated by the large scale landscape washed by the powerful Superior inland sea. There are Pukaskwa pits, woodland caribou, abandoned logging camps, glacial geology, beautiful falls, cliffs, caves and crystal clear waters. This is a very remote trip for experienced paddlers and guided groups.

Wawa area
This is a day trip with gentle swift, depending on the water levels, suitable for novice paddlers. The flows through a steep river then take on meandering path as it aproaches Lake Superior. Eagles are often seen on upper portions especialy during fall when salmon spawn. Silver falls and abandoned historic Hudson Bay Post may viewed near buck’s Marina. Driftwood beach may be visited at the mouth of michipicoten. (NOTE: waters at the transition between the Michipicoten River and Lake Superior are often rough. Use caution.)
Take High Falls Road off Hwy. 17 and start day trip below Scott Falls Dam and pull out at Buck’s Marina or at Lake Superior. Alternatively, take a half day trip by paddling down river from the Michipicoten River bridge on Hwy. 17.

Michipicoten Harbour on Lake Superior
The day trip can feature a visiti to driftwood, long and sandy beaches and the light house at Perkwakwia point. You’ll enjoy the large scale beaty of Lake superior’s water worked bedrock landscape. Stop at Anderson’s fishery and pick up some excelent smoked whitefish and trout for lunch. Stay close close to shore and be aware that the lake is cold and wind conditions can change quickly . Start and finish at Buck’s Marina or from sandy beach.

Magpie River
This trip is suitable for novice paddlers depending on water levels . about half the trip is through the treeless area providing unique landscape reminiscent of the artic circle. Be sure to make a lunch at Bathtube Falls.
Take Steephill road east from Hwy. 17 north of wawa and start below Steephill Falls Dam. Pull out at Hwy. 17 bridge over Magpie River or continue another two hours and pull out at the pier above Scenic High Falls Dam.
Wawa Lake
Why not spend a day paddling on Wawa Lake? the spring fed lake is about 10 km long and half a KM wide. There are numerous secluded spots where you can fish, enjoy a lunch and a refreshing swim in our crystal clear waters. Put in at Wawa Beach Hwy. 101 anywhere along the southern shore of the lake.

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Mijinemungshing Lake
Known as the gateway to the interior of Lake Superior Park, mijinemungshing Lake is a place for a day or overnight trip. The lake has many bays, inlets and islands for exploring and camping, and is a good place to look for moose, otter, beaver, mergansers, great blue herons osprey and a variety of song birds. Start from Mijinemungshing Lake Road off Hwy. 17(38 KM south of Wawa).

Fenton-Treeby Lake

Located 11 KM south of Wawa in Lake Superior Provincial Park, 16 km loop through 6 lakes makes a good day trip or a relaxed overnight trip for novice canoeists. A good sample of boreal fringe forest, Treeby Lake with pine covereed islands is quite scenic (11 easy portages, 150 m or less). put in from access road to Fenton Lake fromHwy. 17 south of Wawa.