Paddle a Bloody River

Virgin landscape, full of old-growth forest and iconic wildlife fulfill the promise of the Great Canadian Outdoors. Rafters take anywhere from a week to 15 days to complete the journey through marshes, forests, lakes and the ancient rocks of the Canadian Shield. Rafting or canoeing down this remote, Canadian Heritage River is an adventure that paddles (and portages) its way onto our Bucket List.

Overview

Length of Trip : 9 – 15 days

Cost : $2,250.00 - $2,950.00 per person

Best time to go : Summer/fall. Northern Soul offer guided trips end of June and end of August, but can customize departures.

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Ask Operator

Where to eat : Meals are provided by the tour operator. If traveling independently, it’s strictly BYO.

Official Site : Northern Soul Wilderness Adventures Toll free in North America: 1-866-425-9430 Ph: 204-878-3570 Email: adventure@northernsoul.ca

Where to Stay : Campsites provided by operator.

Getting There : Access is via floatplane and shuttle van.

Gallery

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Photo: Eric Lindberg

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Photo: Eric Lindberg

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Photo: Eric Lindberg

Map

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