Slave River

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesGreat Slave
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
561 km
Duration: 
16 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: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by road or air from Fort Smith
Start at Peace Point (on Peace River)
112 km section of mostly flat water
Confluence with the Slave River
10 km section of river
Two islands - paddle between islands
8 km section of river
Primrose Rapids
43 km section of river
Demicharge Rapids
Hay Camp
past Fort Fitzgerald
Slave Rapids
(confusing channels - up to Class VI rapids - a guide should be retained at Fort Fitzgerald for this section)
Fort Smith
133 km section of river
Past Bell Rock
16 km section of river
Salt River - Metis settlement
River slows and wanders for next 176 km
Beginning of Slave River Delta
Across Naigle Bay
Finish at Fort Resolution on Great Slave Lake
(air service available to Yellowknife and Hay River

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
Peace Point 84 P Fort Chipewyan 74 L Fitzgerald 74 M Fort Smith 75 D Little Buffalo River 85 A Fort Resolution 85 H

Comments

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

Comments: 

the rapids below fitz "could," be done in a canoe with a few portages, but you NEED to know where you are going or you will die.