Lakeland Canoe Circuit

08.12.2024 - 08.17.2024



Trip Type:

Flat Water

Detailed Trip Rating:

Grade B Click here for details on Trip Grade and Skills

Experience Level:

 Comfortable Beginner

Water Class:

 Class 1

Trip Description:

Monday August 12 - paddle on Jackson to McGuffin – do small unmaintained portage, stay in unmaintained campsite
Tuesday August 13 - visit Cairn on McGuffin Lake, hike, take pictures, record the portage conditions between McGuffin Lake and Blackett Lake
Wednesday August 14 -break camp, paddle to Kinnaird Lake, camp near Dabbs Lake
Thursday August 15 - pack lunch, take day trip to Dabbs Lake on unmaintained portage(portage with empty canoes only lunch), take pictures, record portage conditions between Kinnaird Lake and Dabbs Lake, visit Cairn on Dabbs Lake, paddle on Dabbs Lake
Friday August 16 - break camp, wear NWV T shirt, can go home if you want,  get pictures printed/give report to Miguel Bernard Regional Land Use Officer in Lac La Biche Lakeland Provincial office, look around town, maybe visit/stay Winston Churchill Provincial Park, stay somewhere
Saturday August 17 - go home in the morning(I do not like going home in the dark).
Work crew - this is an idea - on Dabbs portage last year there were trees fallen down needing a chainsaw. I was thinking of looking and reporting. We could do some. Please bring rubber boots, it could be muddy.
It would be good to have a trip reporter to write up what we did for the club. My reports are so boring to read.
Thank you for showing interest. Call me at 780 686 5858 if you want to discuss the trip more, or email. 
Let me know if you want to come.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - With Trip Coordinator Approval

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:

Jackson Lake Trail Staging Area on Tuesday August 9 at Noon

Trip Coordinator:

Brenda Noble,

Ph: 780 686 5858

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Please contact the Trip Coordinator no later than the Wednesday before the trip is schedule to start. Some trips may have space limitations or require early booking. Contact the Trip Coordinator.

Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

You must provide your own boat or have prearranged a rental from the club to participate in the trip.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less than 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel