Vermillion river - Hanmer to Chelmsford

CanadaOntarioNorth Channel
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Chris Tasone
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
52 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
100 m
Longest Portage: 
100 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

- Put in at Boat launch on Onwatin Lake; located in Hanmer, just off of Nortre Dame Ave.
- 1.2km on Onwatin Lake to river mouth.
- P 100m on left, or line/run Kettle Rapids
- Pick up at public beach just past on Morgan Road bridge. (North of Chelmsford)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41I10 - Capreol 41I11 - Chelmsford
Other
Special Comments: 

This route will take take roughly 14 hours of paddeling to complete. In late summer the water level can be quite low in spots, and due to the large number of obsticals that muct be paddled around, it could take a few hours longer to complete.

Beaches for setting up camp are very numerous and are found all along the river. Finding a site should not ever be a problem.

This route presents gorgeous scenery, combining with the mild current, to makes for a very relaxing paddleing adventure.