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“Big” Missinaibi Lake is a hidden gem, deep in the heart of the largest wildlife preserve in the world. Its 25 interior campsites are ideal for a backcountry basecamp.

Chose from five main canoe route options.

The Missinaibi River is one of the longest and most famous canoe routes in the Hudson Bay watershed.

Find great backcountry paddling experiences at Ontario Parks. 

For information on park fees and reservations, click here.

About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

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