With a group size of 5 or more, we can customize the dates and the content of this program to suit your needs. The prices given are approximate. Please contact us for a quote that exactly fits your needs.


Northern Saskatchewan is a canoeists paradise! The region boasts more than 100,000 lakes and many rivers, rugged rock outcroppings and forested landscapes. The MacLennan Lake area is a gem in this canoeing paradise. This canoe trip will take place in this gem.

The MacLennan Lake area is a relatively small region, only about 30 kilometres square. Yet it contains hundreds of lakes that are connected with short portages. The water in these island filled lakes is crystal clear. The shoreline is either rugged Precambrian granite rock or low and marshy. The area is remarkably beautiful.

Wildlife in the region is quite shy. But if you are willing to look—you may find Moose and Black Bear. Woodland Caribou also live in the area—but are much harder to find. You will often see Bald Eagles and Osprey circling overhead. Common Loons and various kinds of ducks are quite commonly seen as you paddle along. Mink, Otter, Fisher, Martin, Beaver, Muskrat and Lynx are some of the many land animals. Lake Trout and Northern Pike are the most common fish in these lakes. If you take the time to look, there is lots to see.

Thick forest covers the land.Black Spruce is the most common, but Jack Pine is also quite prevalent as well. In some areas the forest is made up of Aspen and Birch.

The McLennan Lake area has beautiful campsites and great swimming.

All this makes for an awesome region to take a canoe trip.

$1695.00 Canadian These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Suggested Dates
July 1 to 5, 2020
July 27 to 31, 2020 

With a group of 5 or more we can customize the dates to suit your schedule.

Please include a $300 deposit with your application. We accept a cheque, Master Card, American Express or Visa. This fee is non-refundable less than one month prior to the start of the expedition. The balance is due before the start of the expedition. This may be paid in our office in Missinipe or by mail or telephone.


Day 0
Arrive at our base in Missinipe, Saskatchewan. Preferably arrive by early evening. We will supply accommodations for the night. Your guide will bring a waterproof barrel to you for you to pack your gear in. Your Churchill River Canoe Outfitters guide will go over the route with you and answer any questions you may have.

Day 1
After breakfast (on us) you will load into a van and drive to MacLennan Lake (about 50 km). From here you will start our canoe trip. Your first night you will likely be camping on an island on McLean Lake.

Day 2 to 4
During these days you will paddle and portage your way through the lakes of the area. A highlight of these days will be an overnight stay at Forest House Wilderness Lodge. See www.foresthouse.ca.

Day 5
By late afternoon you will arrive back at MacLennan Lake where our shuttle vehicle will meet you to take you back to Missinipe. We can arrange rides to La Ronge this evening if you must catch a flight. If you wish to spend the night in Missinipe we can again arrange a place for you to stay. We'll supply you with the evening meal and drinks. This is a great time for telling the trips' stories.