at Wallace Lake Lodge & Outposts
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Regardless of being on your own or with friends, the adventure of a life time awaits in the vast undisturbed wilderness of Atikaki. Whether you follow a trail steeped in hundreds of years of tradition, or plan a route of your own, Atikaki is one of Manitoba's finest canoeing parks. Its’ 1,000 km of interconnected waterways offer diverse experiences, from whitewater rivers to lakes as smooth as glass. Trips of any length are possible, from three-day loops to three-week extravaganzas. Canoeists could spend virtually their entire summer touring the park without ever seeing a road, town, or travelling the same stretch of water twice!
Wallace Lake Canoe
Routes & Loops
Wallace Lake serves as a major car-accessible departure point on the east side of Lake Winnipeg for wilderness canoe travel in mid-eastern Manitoba. North of this point, canoeists are either flown in or they paddle in from south eastern access points. There are three basic ways to travel from Wallace Lake (the campground is the starting point) to reach points further north, east or south of it.
North-West: Travel downstream on the Wanipigow River until you reach the Broadleaf River (takes a half a day or so). Then turn north and follow the Broadleaf upstream through Leaf Lake until you reach the top of the Broadleaf system. At that point, portage about 1.5 km to Aikens Lake which is on the Gammon River system. From there, you can travel east on the Gammon to reach Woodland Caribou Park, or go north or northwest to reach the Bloodvein. Instead of starting at Wallace Lake, you can put in at Birch Falls just off P.R. #304. Starting there saves about 12 km, but does involve some interesting portages. The Wanipigow River goes through a canyon in part of that country.
North-East: Portage from Wallace Lake to Siderock Lake (about 1.5 km) to save time or travel upstream on the Wanipigow to Siderock Lake, then use the 5 km long Obukowin portage (a series of 3 portages sometimes called the "Three Mothers") to reach Obukowin Lake. Once there, it is a short trip north to Carroll Lake which is on the Gammon River system. Then you can head further north to reach the Bloodvein River, or east to Woodland Caribou Park, or west to Aikens Lake.
Maps - Canoe Routes
Maps - Driving Direction to Wallace Lake/Atikaki Park
Canoeing Photo Gallery