Missinaibi – Journey to the Northern Sky. From Lake Superior to James Bay by Canoe.


The definitive canoe guide to the historic trade route between Lake Superior and James Bay along the Michipicoten and Missinaibi Rivers. Provides historical background. Another trademark Wilson guidebook with maps, illustrations and photos.

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Few North American rivers possess as strongly mystical and culturally provocative a history as does the Missinaibi. This legendary river defines the shortest route between the arctic waters of James Bay to the north and Lake Superior, the “inland sea” to the south. For this reason, it played a vital role in the days of fur-trading and northern exploration. Like many northern rivers, its strongest appeal to the seasoned paddler may be the exhilarating opportunity to navigate untamed water. Whitewater enthusiasts will find a wealth of challenging rapids along this waterway, yet alternate routes offer quieter adventures and time for introspection in a true wilderness setting. Also included are routes adjacent to the Missinaibi, such as the Michopicoten-Superior connection, and the Little Missinaibi River and Shumka canoe routes. Missinaibi: Journey to the Northern Sky features detailed trip maps for paddlers at any level of experience and ability, and contains important outfitting, camping, canoeing and safety tips, as well as notes on the region’s history, geography, archaeology, flora and fauna.

Author: Hap Wilson

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Boston Mills Press; Revised edition edition (May 6 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550464361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550464368
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 546 g

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Weight 0.546 g
Dimensions 12 × 8 in