Wolf/Victoria Lake - QEII Wildlands

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Chris Bertrand
Trip Date : 
Oct. 4, 2016
Additional Route Information
20 km
4 days
Loop Trip: 
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
Total Portage Distance: 
5500 m
Longest Portage: 
1500 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

The put in can be found off of Devil's Lake road.  It is a well maintained boat launch with some space for free parking.

Technical Guide: 

-Head NW on Devil's Lake for approximately 2km. The 1.5 km portage to Sheldon Lake can be found in a small bay on the W shore in a small bay. There is signage at the landing point along with an old 1940's GMC truck.

-The 1.5km portage follows an ATV trail to Sheldon Lake and is fairly flat and well established. Other than the distance and a few detours around muddy spots it is fairly easy.

-Paddle W across Sheldon Lake to the next portage which is located directly to the right of a small cabin

-The 700m portage to Cooney Lake is another clear trail and again is fairly easy

-Cooney Lake is another short paddle follows by a 475m portage

-Peter's Pond is small and can be swampy in dry conditions but leads to a short 150m portage to Victoria Lake.  While this portage is short, the trail is rough and traverses some jagged rock.

-The paddling in Victoria Lake is initially through a marsh for the first 100m but opens up after a lift over.

-Paddle 1.5km W to reach the short 30m portage to Wolf Lake

-Repeat in reverse to reach Devil's Lake Access Point

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Day 1 - Arrived at Access point at 10:30am and took our time paddling/portaging to Cooney Lake where we set up camp.

Day 2 - Left Cooney Lake basecamp and explored Victoria and Wolf Lakes, stopping along the way to fish and have a shore lunch.  Returned to basecamp for the night.

Day 3 - Climbed to the peak of the highest peak in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP on the Ganaraska trail which can be accessed from both the E and W end of Cooney Lake

Day 4 - Tore down camp and travelled back to the Devil's Lake access point

NOTE: While there is no camping on Devil's Lake and Peter's pond, sites can be found on all of the other lakes

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