Path of the Paddle currently has six connected trails that comprise 1200 kms of

the Trans Canada Trail in Northwestern Ontario from Kenora to Thunder Bay. 

Classified as Wilderness trail, the majority of these trails are for experienced paddlers and are located in areas with limited access.

Each trail offers segments for less experienced travelers to enjoy.

Every traveller should consult local sources and develop a travel plan to meet their needs and abilities.


The Path of the Paddle Association has resources available to help you get started. Under each trail find maps, trail detals, trail travels, contact information and conditions as available.  Review our Trail Traveller blogs, where our ambassadors travelled the length of the trail and add your trip report.

The Regional Trail Committees provide basic information on the trails.  Information is provided on the POPA website but for trip planning contact local sources and obtain the appropriate maps. Conditions change dependent on weather, water levels, time of year and animal activity.

*PLEASE NOTE: Trail guides may contain inaccuracies and should not solely be relied upon for planning.   

Contact local sources for current conditions and always have a good map and compass for reference.

Our Trails

IINOO OOWAN- Kenora--Manitoba
MIGIZI- Kenora--Dryden
Kenora to Rushing River Provincial Park to Dryden
MAUKINAK- Dryden--Atikokan
Dryden to Turtle River-White Otter Lake Provincial Park to Atikokan
QUETICO- Atikokan--LaVerendrye Park
Atikokan to Quetico Provincial Park
OMIMI- LaVerendrye--Pigeon River
Quetico Provincial Park to Northern Light Lake to La Verendrye Provincial Park
ANIMIKII- Pigeon River--Thunder Bay
La Verendrye Provincial Park to Pigeon River to Lake Superior to Fort William Historical Park
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