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Six Trails, One Path

The Path of the Paddle Association operates the 1,110km section of The Trans Canada Trail, Canada's national trail, from Fort William Historical Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba through both the wilds and communities of Northwestern Ontario.

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 you'll find trail details, 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.

Trail Segments Map - Path of the Paddle


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The Iinoo Oowan Trail travels 170kms joining the community of Kenora with Whiteshell Provincial Park.


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This 199km water trail begins at the east end of Rushing River Park following west to the City of Dryden.



The 160km trail segment joins Quetico Trail to the south and the Migizi Trail segment to the northwest.



A 140km water route joining the Omimi Trail through Quetico Provincial Park.


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The Omimi Trail stretches 100kms linking the Quetico Trail from the west along Pigeon River to the east.



The Animikii Trail is a 136km water trail linking the Thunder Bay Hiking Trail and the Omimi Water Trail.

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Plan Your Route

Our Overview Route Map will help you plan your next adventure on Path of the Paddle. Find campsites, access points, portages, and much more! Pick up your Route Map in our store today.

Explore Path of the Paddle as part of the 
Trans Canada Trail

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