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Temagami Canoe Trip Packages | Smoothwater Outfitters

Pre-planned packages that take the guess-work out of your Temagami canoe trip. Each fully outfitted trip includes 2 nights accommodations & meals at our lodge.


Temagami Canoe Trip Packages

Make the most of Temagami by combining a canoe trip with a relaxing lodge stay. To ease the transition to and from the backcountry, we offer comfortable accommodation and delicious meals at our wilderness lodge before and after your canoe trip. You'll love not having to rush back to the city, instead getting to kick back and enjoy a different side to Temagami before you head home. 


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Intro To Temagami's Canoe Culture

Get a taste of Temagami’s wilderness with a short, scenic loop. Encompassing Anima Nipissing and Mannajigama Lakes, this trip combines the expansiveness of a large deep-water lake with the intimacy of smaller backwater lakes in an appealing, easy-to-access route. Multiple pictograph sites and a decommissioned fire tower add intrigue to this already beautiful route.

Trip Dates: June – September
Trip Length: 5 days (4 nights)
Location: Temagami, Ontario
Trip Price: $480 per person

A Grey Owl Paddling Adventure

Venture north like Archie Belaney and immerse yourself in Temagami’s powerful landscape. You’ll arrive at Smoothwater in time for dinner the night before your canoe trip. After settling in to your cozy room, you’ll gather at the dining table for a homemade, seasonal feast, tailored to your preferences. The next morning, after a delicious breakfast, an equipment overview, and a thorough route consultation, you’ll grab all the gear we’ve prepared and set off on your Temagami adventure!

Following the Diamond-Obabika route, you’ll spend 5 days enjoying beautiful lakes, a gently flowing river, hiking trails through the region’s largest old growth forest stand, pictographs, terrific campsites, and crystal clear swimming. You may not develop an alter ego as Archie Grey Owl did, but you’re sure to feel the transformative effect of Temagami’s wilderness.

Trip Dates: June – September
Trip Length: 7 days (6 nights)
Location: Temagami, Ontario
Trip Price: $705 per person

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Waterfalls Galore: Descending Temagami's Lady Evelyn River

Temagami’s landscape has a lot going for it! For one thing, it is home to the two highest points of land in Ontario, which offer wonderful vistas. The region is also home to an intricate network of waterways, carved over millennia by an immeasurable volume of water journeying to the Atlantic Ocean. And what do you get when you combine water and elevation? Waterfalls!

The Lady Evelyn River, which attracts paddlers for its remote character and gorgeous scenery, plunges down no fewer than six waterfalls before it joins Willow Island and Sucker Gut Lakes (the latter, despite its name, is quite beautiful!). The river’s two distinct channels each boast three substantial waterfalls – Cabin, Bridal Veil, and Fatman’s Falls to the south, and Frank’s, Centre, and Helen Falls to the north. Regardless of which channel you choose to travel, you’ll be enthralled, inspired and challenged by the landscape. Each waterfall must be bypassed via portage. However, a great sense of accomplishment makes it all worth it, and once you’ve finished the last portage, you’ll be wistful to leave the sound and spray of the falls behind.

While this trip can be completed in as few as 4 days, paddlers are advised to allow 6 or more days to fully engage the Lady Evelyn River – the crown jewel of Temagami’s canoe route network. In addition to waterfalls, this route offers numerous hiking opportunities (including the Dry Lake Ridge) and also some whitewater (minimal difficulty, mostly Level 1 rapids). A final note: while the LE River can be enjoyed throughout the open water season, it is best avoided during a particularly dry summer owing to shallow water levels.

Trip Dates: June – September
Trip Length: 8 days (7 nights)
Location: Temagami, Ontario
Trip Price: $810 per person