Mara River - Burnside River

CanadaNunavutArctic
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Trip Date : 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
266 km
Duration: 
10 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
6000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by float plane from Yellowknife
Start at Nose Lake
Section 24 km long - rapids and shallows every few km
River narrows - becomes a continuous rapid for several km
Section 16 km long - flatland (possible wind problems)
Past confluence with Hackett River
Swift current / many rapids in next section - challenging
Several significant rapids, including one at confluence with the Burnside River
Many sections of whitewater / falls in next section
P 6,000 m around Burnside Falls
Short paddle to Bathurst Inlet (lodge at this point)
Access to finish - float plane from Yellowknife

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
Nose Lake 76F Mara River 76K