Backcountry Trips

Backcountry canoe tripping is the ultimate extension of my passion for fishing and exploration. With approximately 87% of Ontario designated as crown land, as well as countless operating and non-operating provincial parks, there’s more wilderness rivers and lakes to explore than a lifetime allows. Many of these lakes and rivers contain native populations of Brook Trout and Lake Trout, although excellent Pike, Bass and Walleye fishing is also a frequent occurrence.

Since I generally keep fairly detailed notes on my trips, my trip reports usually end up similarly lengthy. So, rather than sharing them as normal blog posts, which lend themselves better to shorter updates, I’ve decided to start collecting my backcountry trip reports here instead.

July 2023: Dunlop Lake Loop
A 3 day loop through some Algoma country back lakes

May 2023: Ranger Lake / Algoma Headwaters
A 9 day solo trip to an infrequently travelled northern Ontario canoe route

September 2022: Back to Dickson / Lavieille
Fall brook trout fishing trip to Algonquin Park

May 2022: Lake Lavieille / Dickson Loop
Early season brook trout fishing trip to Algonquin Park

June 2013: Back to Big Crow Lake
A 3 day return trip to Big Crow Lake Algonquin Park

September 2012: Big Crow
A 5 day trip to Big Crow Lake in the Algonquin backcountry