One of North America’s best-kept whitewater secrets and a remote wilderness experience.


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.

View Map of Pigeon River    |    Guided Trips to the Pigeon River    |    Photo Album


From its North Western Ontario headwaters through to Manitoba’s Lake Winnipeg, the Poplar River offers lake paddling and “pool-drop” river paddling with many large rapids.   Waterfalls, scenic lakes, good fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities abound.   This seldom-visited river provides a unique remote river experience to those willing to go a little further than the rest.

View Map of Poplar River    |    Guided Trips to the Poplar River    |    Photo Album


Rapids – class I-V  |  Access – fly-in, drive out, fly out

A seldom visited wilderness river starting north of the Berens River just above Whitelaw Lake, the Throat is a classic Boreal river offering a challenging paddle with a level of solitude most can only dream of.

We also offer trips to the Sachigo River and Severn Rivers

View Map of Throat River    |    Guided Trips to the Throat River    |    Photo Album