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This canoe trip works its way through a complex network of interconnected lakes and small rivers north of Missinipe.  

You’ll be living the song: “Land of the silver birch. Home of the beaver. Where still the mighty moose wanders at will. Here on a rocky ledge, I’ll build my wigwam. Close by the water’s edge, silent and still. Quick as a silver fish, canoe of birch bark, o’re mighty water ways carry me forth. Blue lake and rocky shore, I will return once more." 

Description

This is a beautiful route for the beginner paddler. You will get to see some typical Precambrian Shield type terrain – granite rock outcroppings and island filled lakes. You’ll paddle through some excellent examples of the disappearing northern Boreal Forest - large stands of black spruce, jack pine, trembling aspen and white birch. You’ll paddle “The land of the silver birch; home of the beaver.”

Here is a seldom visited but incredibly spectacular circuit 150 km north of Missinipe, a virtually untouched wilderness far from the sounds of civilization. Those who have travelled this area have likened it to the best that Quetico has to offer, minus the human impact. Our route brings us down Brabant Lake into Kakabigish Lake, over Settee, north to Buchanan, down the Wierzcyki River and Chartier Rivers and finishes up in Brabant Lake again.

Costs

2020 Special Rate: $1195.00 Canadian per person. Prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates
Any 7 days June through September, Call us to book your dates! 
 
Covid-era Cancellation Policy
The trip fee is refundable up until one week prior to the start of the expedition. Cancellations received within 7 days of the trip start date will be 80% refunded..

Itinerary

Day 0
Arrive in Missinipe, Saskatchewan, either by commercial plane, bus or car. If you are arriving in La Ronge by public transportation we will meet you and transport you to Missinipe. Preferably arrive by late afternoon. You will meet with your guide in the evening to discuss the trip. Your guide will give you a waterproof canoe barrel to put your gear into. You can camp out the night before in a local campground or call us to book accommodations for the night for you at our base in Missinipe.

Day 1
First thing in the morning you and your guide and driver will pack your gear into the shuttle van and head up the road to Brabant Lake, about an hour and a half north of Missinipe. From there you'll paddle across Brabant Lake to a secluded and quiet wilderness campsite on a granite shelf.

Days 2 to 6
The Brabant Lake Circuit has a pleasing variety of small waterways and rivers with stunning, classic Canadian Shield camping. These are the small waterways of the trapper, with numerous creeks, waterfalls and short portages connecting the route. Canoe tripping perfection!

Day 7
All good things must come to an end. After paddling across Brabant Lake the shuttle will be waiting for you for the trip back home.