Welcome to Canadian Canoe Routes



Last Edited January, 2020

Welcome to Canadian Canoe Routes (CCR) website!!

Inside, you'll find hundreds of route descriptions, trip reports, gear information and reviews,  recipes, tips, tricks and techniques and active discussion forums.  In addition there is a  wealth of Route Resource Information.  All of Canada is included & selected areas of the US.

And of course, the heart & soul of CCR is its members - a large community of paddlers from across the country & even quite a few from other countries - in particular, our neighbour to the south, the US!

The CCR website is owned and operated by the Wilderness Canoe Association (WCA).    Support in terms of manpower and website expenses are covered by online advertising and WCA membership.   The WCA is committed to keeping the CCR website open and free to the public.  So please help us support this by signing up as a WCA member today. 


Add Your Trip Report to our Trip Report Database HERE!!

Sharing your reports of your canoe & kayak trips is one of the best features of CCR - access info, technical information, trip journals, gps tracks, maps, advice, photos etc. can all be included.  If you have your trip in a pdf file, it can be uploaded as is.  Please share your experiences & knowledge with all CCR members 



Paddling Videos


With thanks to Paul Mason, a paddling cartoon to lighten up your week.... The latest Bubblestreet comic strip....

The latest Bubblestreet comic strip



The Latest on CCR

Current Forum Discussions

March - May 2019 Combatting Leg Stiffening/Pain after Prolonged Kneeling

Feb-March 2018 What's Happening with Jeff's Maps: Click Here to Read

March 2018 Questions About Canoe Pack Size & Setup: Click Here to Read

Nov 2017: Deep Freeze 2018, Feb. 17-25: Click here to read...

Oct-Nov 2017: Getting from Here to There... Click here for discussion!





Nastawgan: the WCA Quarterly Journal

All 2016 issues of NASTAWGAN are now available for CCR users, compliments of the WCA.   




If any non-WCA member would like to receive a sample Nastawgan, please contact the Editor at aleks.gusev@gmail.com


route map example Links to Latest Routes Added to our Routes Database

Thames River - North Branch - 05.Feb.18
Riviere du Pin Rouge (from Cartespleinair - French) - 04.Feb.18
Mihell to Florence Lake Loop - 27.Jan.18
John River, Alaska - Hunt Fork Lake to Bettles - 16.Dec.17


WCS photo by Marilyn Sprissler 35th Wilderness Canoe Symposium 2019
2020 Wilderness and Canoe Symposium
Feb. 21-22, 2020
York University, Toronto

Fri. Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. followed by reception
Feb. 22 , 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

York University, 4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario




WCA Upcoming Dates & Events
Food for Paddlers

Have a look at the great list of recipes, submitted by other CCR members!  Please feel free to add your own favourite recipe.




If you are feeling the urge to head south to Florida & paddle, Kim Gass (littleredcanoe) has posted a great article on Everglades Camping Tips & Tricks.  To read her very useful article, CLICK HERE!  


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We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous financial
support of Mountain Equipment Coop.





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