Gods River

CanadaManitobaNorth
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
400 km
Duration: 
14 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by air from Thompson
Start at community of Gods River
Gods Lake
Gods River
Rapids at exit from lake
Several class 2 and 3 rapids
Long, swampy section
Series of rapids / falls
Junction with Red Sucker River
Area of large whitewater
Past community of Shamattawa (limited services available)
33 km on Gods River
Long rapid (2.5 km)
Junction with Hayes River
Fast water, but no rapids
Finish at York Factory

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
53 L Oxford House 53 K Stull Lake 53 N Gods River 54 C Hayes River
Other
Special Comments: 

Some nice sections, but the least attractive of the rivers draining to Hudson Bay. Advanced whitewater and wilderness skills are required.

Egress from York Factory is by plane - canoeing any part of Hudson Bay is dangerous and not recommended.

Comments

Post date: Sun, 05/17/2009 - 01:16

Comments: 

i have, for years, thought of canoeing eastern Manitoba, having the specific intention of stopping in Shamattawa to catch up with friends. We can use the waterways (rivers and lakes), as a means of serene and inspiring travel,
with respect for the environment to keep it unscarred.

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

Comments: 

How come there are no stop overs in Shamattawa.
Shamattawa has continue to have a bad image and i think it's time for that to change. So recommend that it's safe to tour the community.
I'm from shamattawa i should know.