Moose Valley Canoe Route

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Additional Route Information
14 km
2 days
Loop Trip: 
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
Total Portage Distance: 
4200 m
Longest Portage: 
600 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Background Trip Info
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access via Moose Valley Access Road, west of 100 Mile House.
Put in on Marks Lake.
Paddle south then west, then P300 to Maitland Lake
Paddle south then east, P 400 m to Crane Lake #1.
Paddle southeast, P120 m to Crane Lake #2.
Paddle southeast, P200 m to Kirkland Lake.
Paddle east-southeast, P400 m to Beaverlodge Lake #1.
Paddle east, P50 m to Beaverlodge Lake #2.
Paddle east, P600 m to Long Lake.
Paddle southeast, P400 m to Moose Lake.
Paddle east-northeast, P 50 m to Grebe Lake.
Paddle south then west, P 50 m to Canoe Lake.
Paddle south west, P 350 m to Long Lake
(The route can just as easily be paddled Canoe Lake to Grebe Lake to Moose Lake.)
Return to Marks Lake by reversing previous route.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
92 P/12 Gustafsen Lake
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
92 P Bonaparte Lake
Special Comments: 

When the water is high, it is possible to bypass most of the portages by paddling through the reeds.
When the water is low, the portages must be used.
In between, the portages are recommended, although they will be extremely wet and muddy in spots.
There is a cabin with a pit toilet on the northwest shore of Maitland Lake.

A shelter is available on one of the large islands in Marks Lake.

Kirkland Lake is home to a wide variety of birds, including Bonaparte Gulls. We were able to watch
the gulls building nests in the trees along shore.
Although this area is not remote and is well marked, it did not appear to be heavily travelled when we were there.