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Canoeing Adventures
at Wallace Lake Lodge & Outposts
What to bring for a successful Canoe Adventure
Choose your Outpost
Carroll Lake Outpost
Carroll Lake
Lake Map
Capacity: 6-8 People
Carroll Lake Outpost
Craven Lake
Lake Map
Capacity: 6-8 People
Carroll Lake Outpost
Gammon River
River Map
Capacity: 4 People
Carroll Lake Outpost
Obukowin Lake
Lake Map
Capacity: 4 People
  • a canoe (the lighter the better and suitable to the type of waterways you’ll be traveling)
  • 3 paddles per canoe
  • life jackets
  • a tent (again, a light, waterproof one is best)
  • a tarp and rope
  • a large lightweight backpack
  • dry bags (get these in a variety of sizes to make it easier to organize and find things)
  • a sleeping bag suitable to the temperatures you’ll encounter
  • a Therm-a-Rest or some other form of sleeping pad
  • a map and compass
  • a foldable saw
  • waterproof matches and a lighter
  • a flashlight
  • a whistle
  • a bailer
  • a collapsible pail
  • a first aid kit
  • sunscreen (sunglasses and a hat as well)
  • lip balm
  • toiletries including toilet paper and biodegradable soap
  • a repair kit (including duct tape and epoxy)
  • a utility knife
  • a food bag or barrel (to hang your food from a tree at night)
  • insect repellent (a bug jacket, head screen and bug tent as well depending on your trip)
  • a water bottle
  • water purification equipment (a filter and/or iodine tablets for instance)
  • rope
  • clothes (Always plan for the wettest, coldest, worst conditions just in case. Have at least one complete change of clothes. Avoid jeans and cotton. Polar fleece is warm and keeps moisture away from your skin. Wool will keep you warm even when it’s wet. Don’t forget rain gear. Neoprene boots or socks are great for in the canoe, while hiking boots are suitable for land use.)
  • food (What you bring will depend on the length of your trip. You’ll want to consider not only nutritive value, but how well it will keep, how well will it travel, and how much will it weigh? Dried foods are lightweight, highly portable and won’t go bad.)
General Information

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Regardless of being on your own or with friends, the adventure of a life time awaits in the vast undisturbed wilderness of Atikaki. Whether you follow a trail steeped in hundreds of years of tradition, or plan a route of your own, Atikaki is one of Manitoba's finest canoeing parks. Its’ 1,000 km of interconnected waterways offer diverse experiences, from whitewater rivers to lakes as smooth as glass. Trips of any length are possible, from three-day loops to three-week extravaganzas. Canoeists could spend virtually their entire summer touring the park without ever seeing a road, town, or travelling the same stretch of water twice!

Wallace Lake Canoe
Routes & Loops
Wallace Lake serves as a major car-accessible departure point on the east side of Lake Winnipeg for wilderness canoe travel in mid-eastern Manitoba. North of this point, canoeists are either flown in or they paddle in from south eastern access points. There are three basic ways to travel from Wallace Lake (the campground is the starting point) to reach points further north, east or south of it.

North-West: Travel downstream on the Wanipigow River until you reach the Broadleaf River (takes a half a day or so). Then turn north and follow the Broadleaf upstream through Leaf Lake until you reach the top of the Broadleaf system. At that point, portage about 1.5 km to Aikens Lake which is on the Gammon River system. From there, you can travel east on the Gammon to reach Woodland Caribou Park, or go north or northwest to reach the Bloodvein. Instead of starting at Wallace Lake, you can put in at Birch Falls just off P.R. #304. Starting there saves about 12 km, but does involve some interesting portages. The Wanipigow River goes through a canyon in part of that country.

North-East: Portage from Wallace Lake to Siderock Lake (about 1.5 km) to save time or travel upstream on the Wanipigow to Siderock Lake, then use the 5 km long Obukowin portage (a series of 3 portages sometimes called the "Three Mothers") to reach Obukowin Lake. Once there, it is a short trip north to Carroll Lake which is on the Gammon River system. Then you can head further north to reach the Bloodvein River, or east to Woodland Caribou Park, or west to Aikens Lake.

Maps - Canoe Routes
Maps - Driving Direction to Wallace Lake/Atikaki Park
Canoeing Photo Gallery