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Pukaskwa National Park

Facilities and Services

White River and Pukaskwa River Paddling Routes

White River and Pukaskwa River
White River and Pukaskwa River Paddling Routes © Parks Canada

White River

Important Notice for 2014:  The White River canoe route will be closed for paddling from the current White River dam located approximately 8 kms downstream of White Lake Provincial Park to the junction of the Oskabukuta River. The temporary closure of this section of the river is due to the construction of two hydro-electric projects beginning early March 2014 and with the completion date set for May / June 2015.

For more information please contact us at: 807-229-0801, or by e-mail at: ont-pukaskwa@pc.gc.ca. You can also contact White Lake Provincial Park at 807-822-2447.

The White River offers a wilderness white-water adventure. Normally, the White is easily accessible and can be paddled any time of year during the open-water season. Many wilderness adventurers leave from White Lake Provincial Park and travel four to six days to the White River's mouth, at Lake Superior. A short paddle one-hour north on Lake Superior brings paddlers to the Hattie Cove Visitor Centre.

Pukaskwa River

The Pukaskwa River is remote and difficult route at on the park’s southern border. Navigable only during spring run-off, from May to early June, the route is maintained through the cooperative efforts of Parks Canada and Manitouwadge High School.

Outfitting and Water Taxi Services

Several local operators offer guided trips, equipment rentals, and water taxi services. For more information, contact the operators directly:

For more information, please call Pukaskwa National Park at 807-229-0801.