Missinipe - a Rocky Cree word, first name of the Churchill River, meaning "Big Water."
Saskatchewan - from the Plains Cree word meaning "Land of the Swift Flowing Waters."
Don't Be Fooled By Our Box Number!
We live and work on the Churchill River in Missinipe, Saskatchewan, Canada, a hamlet on the section of the Churchill known as Otter Lake. We are 80 km north of La Ronge (the nearest post office!) on Highway #102, 6 km before the Otter Rapids Bridge.
Horizons Unlimited and Churchill River Canoe Outfitters are under the direction of Ric Driediger. Ric has made wilderness adventure leadership his profession since 1973.
Working with Ric are a group of fun-loving, interesting, and friendly staff, who are dedicated to making your stay with us a pleasant and memorable one. We can help you find your way around local lakes, or advise you about the many exciting canoe
adventures available to you in northern Saskatchewan.
Our office in Missinipe is the resource centre for canoeists and wilderness adventurers inNorthern Saskatchewan.
We have topographical maps for sale for most of Northern Saskatchewan, as well as a selection of wilderness camping and canoeing gear available for rent or sale, and information on fishing, canoe routes, water levels and portage conditions. We also manufacture specialized canoe camping equipment such as:
Stop by if you're in Missinipe (turn right at the General Store and look for our sign) and have a cup of coffee. We would enjoy meeting you.
How to Get Here
Fly in to Saskatoon
There are several ways to get to Saskatoon. Most people fly into the city. Three companies fly into Saskatoon: West Jet, Air Canada and Northwest Airlines. Other ways to arrive in Saskatoon include train, bus and car. There are numerous hotels, restaurants and interesting tourist attractions to look into while you are there. We can help arrange a hotel room and suggest things to do while you are in Saskatoon.
Getting from Saskatoon to Missinipe
There are 4 main ways to travel from Saskatoon to Missinipe.
1. Flying is the nicest, quickest way to do it. Transwest Air (306.665.2700) (www.transwestair.com) flies to La Ronge several times a day. We can meet you at the La Ronge Airport and transport you to our base in Missinipe.
2. The bus is probably the least expensive way to get to La Ronge (depending on the size of your group). The Saskatchewan Transportation Company is the only bus line to La Ronge. They can be reached at306.953.3700. We can meet you at the La Ronge Bus Depot and transport you to our base in Missinipe.
3. You can rent a car or van and drive to Missinipe. We generally rent from Budget in Saskatoon. Their phone number is 306.244.7925. There are so many interesting things to see along the way that the drive could end up taking many days. But it is normally a 6 hour drive.
4. You can hire a van and driver to drive you and your group to Missinipe. This is great way to go. The driver is very much like a tour guide. The tour guide can talk to you about the changing landscape and points of interest as you travel. For a medium to large sized group it is quite economical.