The Churchill River – Missinipe

The Cree name for the Churchill River is MISSINIPE, or Great Water. It is a magnificent freshwater artery that follows a 2100 km chain of stream-connected lakes flowing west to east through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba before emptying into Hudson Bay. In Saskatchewan, the Churchill drainage basin encompasses approximately half of the province’s northern boreal forest (from Saskatchewan CPAWS).

For some planning and general tips, tricks and gear recommendations for wilderness canoe tripping see this article.