The Animikii


Ojibway for “thunder bird” the Animikii trail is a 136 km

water trail linking the Thunder Bay hiking trail and the Omimi water trail.


The Animikii Trail is located between Fort William Historical Park on the Kaministiquia River and Grand Portage National Monument on Lake Superior in Minnesota.

Water travelers enjoy the Kaministiqua River and experience the challenge of soaring cliffs, pebble beaches and cold clear waters of the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world- Lake Superior.

Along the Canadian border trail travelers can experience

a combination of hiking trails that include High Falls and Middle Falls on the Pigeon River and a 37 km biking route on both a secondary highway (Highway 593/Devon Road) and on dirt road (Pit Road) that leads into La Verendrye Provincial Park. 


At North Fowl Lake this land trail meets with the Path of the Paddle water route and carries on west on the Omimi Trail.

Trip Planning Resources

View the entire Path of the Paddle route as part of The Great Trail.

Download the OVERDUE App for access to the Path of the Paddle routes and many more features!


Browse a listing of the National Topographic System Maps that cover the Path of the Paddle route. These paper maps are available at over 900 private dealers across Canada (per Government of Canada).

Path of the Paddle Route Map

Path of the Paddle Route Map


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