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Author:  Stajanleafs [ June 23rd, 2021, 9:57 am ]
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After 6 months confined to the edit bay, our LITTLE NORTH film series is now completed and ready for your viewing pleasure!

LITTLE NORTH chronicles a 450km canoe journey across Canada's Little North, a vast wilderness sprawling for over a million square kilometers in the northern reaches of Ontario and Manitoba. The adventure is centered on the Cat and Throat River watersheds of Northwestern Ontario. In an attempt to retrace portions of a long forgotten fur trade route, we paddle upstream on the Cat, cross the seldom travelled height of land and then descend the Throat from its headwaters to confluence.

The area is steeped in first nation use and some sections are still traveled to access hunting and fishing grounds. Other sections have been lost to the ravages of time, and retracing these historic routes is no easy task. Few travel the remote waterways that crisscross this expansive wilderness, but those who do, are rewarded with unparalleled solitude and seclusion.

The entire film series clocks in at 2:24hr
EP I - The Lakes:
EP II - The Headwaters:
EP III - The River:
Full Playlist:

There's a near endless possibility of trips in the Little North. I highly recommend anyone looking to paddle this region pick up a copy of the Canoe Atlas of the Little North. It's an invaluable resource in plotting a trip through the area.

We used Goldseekers Canoe Outfitting ( to shuttle us to the start of the Shabumeni River. From there, we paddled NE across Birch Lake and down through Springpole to reach the Cat River system. We then paddled north on the Cat River and upstream on the Kamungish river and Quintosh creek to reach the height of land at Sleep Lake. After crossing the height of land, we descended the Throat river to its confluence with the Berens river. Goldseekers picked us up, 16 days later on Berens Lake.

Author:  canoeguitar [ June 23rd, 2021, 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: LITTLE NORTH: Cat - Throat - Berens River's

I recently watched ep. 1 & 2. Looking forward to ep. 3! I have The Canoe Atlas Of The Little North here in the library, and have spent lots of time gazing at the Cat / Throat River system. Awesome to see you guys paddling this route. Inspirational for sure. Cheers.

Author:  Paddle Power [ August 9th, 2021, 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: LITTLE NORTH: Cat - Throat - Berens River's

Thanks for sharing your experience canoeing the Cat, Throat and Berens rivers.

It’s grand to see canoe trippers paddling in the Little North.

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