Bala to Honey Harbour

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Diego Santesteban
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
0 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
8
Total Portage Distance: 
2025 m
Longest Portage: 
750 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Not applicable
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Some portages are sketchy. The portages at Three Rock Chute can be Dangerous

Technical Guide: 

Begin at Bala Falls

Slow Moving Water at Moon Chute

Turn to Left after Moon Chute

500 M Portage left around Dam

550 M Portage left around Dam

Challenging 750 M Portage right around Gray Rapids

Short Portage Left of Flat Rock Falls

100 M Portage right around Musquash Dam

Portage around Three Rock Chute. Fastest way is on the Three Rocks. There is also a Hard 200 M Portage available on the left.

Whitewater after Three Rocks Chute. A 50 M Portage is available on the right, if desired.

50 M Portage Left of Shingle Mill Rapids

If desired, you can suitcase around the final rapids before Georgian Bay

You may have to use the quick suitcase into McRae Lake to find campsites. Very few are available on Georgian Bay.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
31 E/4 Lake Joseph 31 D/13 Penetaguishene
Other
Special Comments: 

BEWARE OF DANGEROUS WHITEWATER. DO NOT ENTER GRAY RAPIDS, FLAT ROCK FALLS, THREE ROCK CHUTE, OR SHINGLE MILL RAPIDS.

You may encounter strong winds on Georgian Bay. Try to use the Channels, and leave early on the last day.

DO NOT stop on the Wahta Native Territory. This is a federal crime. Spend a night on a site before the first dam.