Black River

CanadaManitobaNopiming
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Brian Johnston
Trip Date : 
May or June
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
100 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Medium
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

There are several options for starting a Black River canoe trip, all off of P.R. 314 in Nopiming Provincial Park. Typical put-ins from south to north are the (1) Rabbit River parking lot, (2) Black River culvert, or (3) Black Lake Provincial campground.

Technical Guide: 

Buchanan, J. (1997). Canoeing Manitoba Rivers. Calgary, AB: Rocky Mountain Books.

Johnston, B. (pending). Manitoba’s Black River:Revealing a Treasure. JohnstonPursuits.ca

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
52L/11, 52L/12, 52L/13, 62I/16
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
52 L and 62 I
Other Maps: 
Bérard, R. (1979). The Bird-Manigotagan Waterways Map. Manitoba Department of Natural Resources, Parks Branch.
Other
Suggested Resource Material: 

Johnston, B. (2011). Rallying Manitoba’s Black River. The Ripple (late winter 2011), pp. 1 & 7-10.

 

Johnston, B. (2010). What’s in Your Backyard? Rediscovering Manitoba’s Black River. Kanawa (fall 2010), pp. 38-40.

Paddle Manitoba Route Log, W-07 Black River access from http://www.paddle.mb.ca/resources/w-07-black-river/.