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Pukaskwa National Park

Coastal Paddling Route Trip Planner

Planning to paddle the Coastal Paddling Route?

Planning to paddle the wildest shore of all the Great Lakes? This guide will help you find all the information you need to plan, pack, and have a safe and memorable trip on the Coastal Paddling Route. Each campsite is profiled with photographs, site information, and a story about the place.

Many of these stories were collected during a series of oral history interviews conducted in 1979, others are from our own staff who have travelled here for decades, and others are from visitors like you.

Prior to planning your trip, assess your skills and physical fitness level. Do not overestimate your abilities for this challenging, yet rewarding paddling trip. This guide will help you determine the level of physical and backcountry skills and knowledge needed to paddle along the Coastal Paddling Route.

We’ve designed this guide to help you plan your dream trip. It is NOT intended for navigation, nor as a sole source of information.

If you have ideas, corrections, a story, or a photograph to share that will make this guide better, please contact us