Plan a Trip

A successful paddle trip requires a great deal of planning. We've assembled some resources to help make your planning easier. Your comments, stories, ideas, and resources are appreciated. Please  contact us and we will post them.



Canoe North, Canoe and Kayak rentals. Located 40 miles from the source of the great Mackenzie River, on the southern edge of Great Slave lake in the town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories. Hay river is north of the 60th latitude, at the mouth of the Hay River. Many adventures await you.

Canoe North can offer you sea kayaks and canoes to make your expedition one to remember. We can assist you with your equipment from throw bags and PDF's to satellite phones and GPS's for rental or for sale. Contact us at



Maps for your trip are:

(1:250,000) -- 85 F Falaise Lake, 85 E Mills Lake, 95 H Fort Simpson, 95 I Bulmer Lake, 95 J Camsell Bend, 95 O Wrigley, 95 N Dahadinni River, 96 C Fort Norman, 96 D Carcajou Canyon, 96 E Norman Wells, 106 H San Sault Rapids, 106 I Fort Good Hope, 106 J Ontaratue Lake, 106 O Travaillant Lake, 106 N Arctic Red River, 106 M Fort McPherson, 107 B Aklavik

Maps can be obtained from:

MSS and Canoe North provide maps for the region, and have a good knowlege of the area.

World of Maps in Ottawa has a complete online listing of the Nautical charts for the Mackenzie River / Fleuve Mackenzie.