Missinipe lies five hours north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on the cusp of the historic Churchill River system. It is a small, but vibrant community, consisting of about twenty year-round residents. When the ice thaws, the local population grows to around one hundred. In the the summer months, on any given day, hundreds visitors from around the world may call Missinpe "home".
These enthusiasts visit Missinipe, all with one thing in common; a love of everything northern Saskatchewan has to offer. The summer truly transforms Missinipe into a "global" community.
Local ammenities include:
Visitors to Missinipe who are not experienced canoeists have the opportunity to explore and experience the wonders of the Churchill River, by taking a guided boat trip upstream.
Our experienced guides will take you up Otter Rapids, through Devil's Lake to spectacular scenery and boiling whitewater. You will vist areas such as, Surf City, The Farside, Barker Lake, and Sluice Falls.
View Eagles and Osprey, as they fish the riffles and pools.
Don't forget your fishing rod! Giant Northern Pike cruise these waters, and the Walleye fishing is second-to-none.
The Churchill River was a "highway" for the aboriginal peoples, early explorers, and fur traders. The area downstream from Churchill River Canoe Outfitters is rich in its history, providing a number of "must see" destinations. Visit the ancient Aboriginal Rock Paintings; visit Robertson Falls, Twin Falls, and North Falls, all magnificent; do a little fishing.
We can help you plan your day trip to these "jewels" of the Churchill, or arrange for one of our experienced guides to accompany you, as you re-live the past.
Otter Rapids are located a short 6 km north of Missinipe. This spectacular whitewater setting is the perfect location to "make a day of it". Picnic in the campgrounds, walk the many trails upstream and downstream on both sides of the rapids, enjoy the fantastic view from the Otter Rapids Bridge.
When in Missinipe, Otter Rapids is a "must see". You won't be disappointed!