Backcountry rangers on Missinaibi River

Maintaining the Missinaibi

The Missinaibi River is one of the longest and most famous canoe routes in the Hudson Bay watershed – 500 km of whitewater river, from the Arctic watershed divide down to James Bay.

This summer, our Northeastern Resource Stewardship Crew traveled 185 km of that river working to maintain Missinaibi Provincial Park‘s backcountry.

Check out this video of their travels:

Our stewardship crews do some truly amazing work protecting the beauty of our provincial parks.

Planning a trip?

There are five major canoe routes located within Missinaibi, with over 75 associated campsites. These are very remote sites; amenities are rustic (a privy toilet, a fire ring and some tent spots), so self-reliance and backcountry experience is essential.

Split Rock on Missinaibi

Fish for such species as walleye, northern pike, whitefish and small-mouth bass throughout the park. Missinaibi Lake has been a fishing destination for anglers from all over the world, but still remains uncrowded and wild.

These campers had a fantastic time exploring the Mattice to Moosonee route through some of the most spectacular scenery on the river, including Thunderhouse Falls, Stone Rapids and Hell’s Gate.

Are you ready for the Missinaibi?
“This will remain one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime: a unique combination of camaraderie, relaxation, perseverance, solitude, bewilderment and sense of accomplishment define what it is to experience some of nature’s most pristine and inaccessible places.”

So why not plan a trip? The Missinaibi River is a bucket-lister’s dream (plus you’ll get to try out the new portages our rangers cut)!