Intermediate-expert | 114 miles | Rapids – class II – V | Access – fly in, paddle in
Manitoba’s Pigeon River is one of North America’s best-kept whitewater secrets. The quality of the experience is often compared to the Snake or Colorado Rivers. As it carves its way through the Canadian Shield it passes by cliffs and through rock narrows. Challenging six-foot to twelve-foot rooster tails, whirlpools, spectacular rapids, falls, and cataracts await those who venture onto these waters. Starting in Family Lake just west of the Ontario/ Manitoba boarder and flowing in to Lake Winnipeg 114 miles later, this south branch of the Berens is as scenic as it is challenging. An added bonus is that the Pigeon offers great fishing and wildlife viewing as well an exhilarating whitewater ride.