Welcome to the Route Planner

The Route Planner is an interactive mapping tool to help you plan canoe trips. With the Route Planner you can easily select access points and campsites to build your route, see paddling and portaging distances, see what permits are needed and more.

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Features to Help You Plan Canoe Trips

For each day of your trip, you get an estimation of how long it’ll take you to paddle that day.

You can customize this for your skills and preferences.

Choose your paddling and portaging speed, how many portage trip you usually take and how long it takes you to load and unload your boat.

If your route has rapids, you can select the maximum class of rapids you can paddle. The route will avoid any rapids that are above your abilities.

The Route Planner currently covers these destinations:

  • Algonquin
  • Killarney
  • French River
  • Spanish River
  • Missinaibi River
  • Mattawa River

With other destinations on the way!

Hover over a feature to learn more about it.

You’ll also see an estimated time – this is how far away the feature is from your previous campsite, based on the settings you selected.

‘Save’ the routes you’re working on so you can revisit routes later or plan multiple trips at once.

Not sure where to start? Browse through “Featured” routes and click “Go to the route” to see the route on the map. From there you can customize the trip by changing campsites or adding more days.

There is a day-by-day trip report for all of the “Featured Routes”, detailing everything you need to know about campsites, portages and more.

You can even filter “Featured Routes” to find a route with the distance, duration and difficulty you need.

When you’re done, download your route as:

A PDF with a map and day-by-day itinerary…

An excel file with you day-by-day itinerary…

A GPX file with all of the features and campsites on your route, which you can plug into your Garmin…

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