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Mattawa River


The Mattawa River Canoe Route starts at the end of MacPherson Drive, at the eastern end of Trout Lake, and flows in an easterly direction towards the town of Mattawa, at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers. It is a Canadian Heritage River and is designated a provincial waterway park. For centuries, the Mattawa River was used as a major transportation route by early explorers who had to follow the well-worn paths as they traveled westward.



The 65 km route involves many portages around scenic natural features such as Talon Chutes, Parasseux Falls, and Descharges des Perche. The most scenic part of the river is found between Pimisi Bay and Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Route maps are available through the Mattawa River Provincial Park's website, which also contains more detailed information on the route and camping facilities.



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