General route info
Disclaimer: The route information we provide is of a general nature, and Paddle Manitoba will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Conditions on waterways are subject to water levels, weather, erosion, and other environmental factors. There is no substitute for scouting and care while paddling, and users should consult the latest topographical maps before departure. Use the information on this page at your own risk.
The websites detailed below were selected due to content related to Manitoba paddling routes.
Paddle Manitoba Route Map
Check out our online map of the route logs compiled by our members:
The Manitoba Eco-network has an excellent, detailed online map of the Manigotagan River route.
Canoeing in South-Eastern Manitoba
One of the original booklets compiled from Manitoba Recreational Canoeing Association member trip reports. Recently updated in colour and with additional maps by noted local canoeist Charles Burchill
Experimental Lakes Area
A useful resource for those visiting this well known paddling paradise in North-Western Ontario. There is a separate link to a basic map of the area which includes some portage markings.
Over the years Manitoba Conservation has published many paper and digital guides to paddling in our province. Some of this information is contained within park and campsite pamphlets, and it is still available in print form on location, or by contacting the Manitoba Conservation offices at 200 Saulteaux Crescent R3J 3W3 / phone: 945-6784 / toll-free: 1-800-214-6496. To issue a comprehensive list of all their publications which contain references to canoeing and kayaking would be problematic but the following are available online:
Parks and Natural Areas, Outdoor Recreation Canoeing. This page provides links to all campground and park pages which contain paddling information in their maps. References to Manitoba’s Canadian Heritage Rivers can also be found here.
The following are direct links to some of the park maps in PDF format with canoe routes marked.
- Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park.
- Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
- Grass River Provincial Park
- Nopiming Provincial Park.
- Paint Lake Provincial Park.
- Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
- Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Paddle Manitoba Community Subreddit
The Paddle Manitoba Community Subreddit is a place to share information and find local route information.
My Canadian Canoe Routes
MyCCR is a meeting place for paddlers the world over to share information, opinion, and experiences. Regions and provinces are allocated their own discussion pages, and considerable route information can be found on Manitoba waterways and trips.
Paddling in Winnipeg
Charles Burchill has compiled an exhaustive list of details related to paddling in Winnipeg and its environs. Urban paddling in Manitoba is much more than just two rivers.
River Journeys in South-Western Manitoba
A great resource for a fascinating, but often under-explored, corner of Manitoba. Brandon’s Ken Storie has created a website to complement the earlier printed version of his work. This site contains points of history, aerial photographs, and some basic maps.