Few rivers can match the power, beauty and history of the Missinaibi. From its source at Missinaibi Lake, the river rushes 350 miles North to James Bay, over Precambrian granite, through string bogs and marshes, and all within a Provincial Park.
This trip is a combination of our Upper Missinaibi AND Thunderhouse Falls Fly Out trips. Spend 2 weeks running over 30 sets of rapids and camping beside the roar of cascading falls and rapids on this Canadian Herritage River.
Our guided trip starts with a night at Barlcay Bay Campground on big Missinaibi Lake and over the next 100 miles of river, we drop 300 feet of elevation. We continue on for the first 50 miles of the Lower Missinaibi past the last road at Mattice, and make our way to Thunderhouse Falls. The campsite at Thunderhouse is spectacular, perched 150 feet above the cannon, here time is spent marveling in the natural beauty of Thunderhouse, swimming and fishing. Below the falls, the river drops 300ft in a single day, as the Missinaibi plummets off the Canadian Shield and onto the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Our final night together is spent at Bull Moose Bay, camped beneath the towering clay banks of the Lowlands. Finally, we will then be picked up in the morning by float plane, a classic mode of transportation in the North.
Although the pace is relaxed enough to allow for whitewater instruction and plenty of relaxation time, this trip does require an intermediate level of general fitness with a few longer days on the water. Truly, one of the best ways to experience one of the world’s great heritage rivers!
Upcoming Adventure Dates...
|16th July 2021||31st July 2021|
Everything was delightful !
I would be terribly remiss if I didn't let you know what a truly wonderful time Bill and I had on our Missinaibi River Trip. Everything was delightful - the beautiful river, the soul-refreshing serenity of the wilderness, our three highly competent, fun and caring guides Meredith, Ian and Bethany (who ultimately made us all feel bonded like family), the fabulous food, the trip the the Cree Village at Moose Factory, Michael and the trip to James Bay and finally the train ride from Hell on the Polar Bear Express. The latter definitely gave us an unexpected adventure that added some final spice to the the mix. I'm telling all my friends about what a great once-in-a-lifetime experience it was. In some ways it feels like I dreamed it now that I am home and dealing with all the day-to-day stuff again, but I have the pictures to prove it was real and the memories to cherish. Thank you so much for blessing our lives in such an unforgettable way.
Trip Includes »
- Airport Pick Up / Drop Off (Timmins, ON)
- Transportation to Foleyet & from Hearst
- Train Tickets from Foleyet to Peterbell
- Float Plane from the River
- All meals & Group Equipment
- Professional Guides and All Safety Equipment
- Tents & Thermarests (if needed)
- Interior Camping Permits
Not Included »
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
- Accommodations on the night before & after the trip (we can arrange this)
- Guide Gratuities