The Journal of Canadian

Wilderness Canoeing

  SUMMER 2003

PAGE 9

OUTFIT 113
 

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Canoelit I

Canoelit II

Discovering Eden

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Canoelit II

 

Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips

A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers

By Laurel Archer

Boston Mills Press, Toronto,

240 pp. $19.95

ISBN: 1-55046-369-1

 

This Boston Mills effort follows the format and produces a clean, well-written and well-illustrated river guide on 15 rivers. There’s a lot of great canoeing in northern Saskatchewan. And it may be an area many people overlook when they set their sights north.

The Churchill is well-know but many other treasures await like the Fond-du-lac, Clearwater, MacFarlane and Geikie rivers. And there’s no shortage of history either. Both the voyageurs fur-trade routes and the later northern explorers up the WWI all used Saskatchewan as as the means to get to the NWT.

The Clearwater River, carried both generations of northern travelers. It was the terminus of the famed Methye Portage, the vital link from the Churchill to the Athabasca country. It was also the site of the town of Waterways which was linked by rail and stage to Edmonton. The river cross the border a few miles past the Methye into Alberta. Waterways is gone but nearby Fort McMurray is prospering.

Laurel Archer is a very accomplished paddler who has been many places in her 39 years and written for many leading outdoor mags. We look forward to another of her fine well-written and researched books.

— Michael Peake

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