The Porcupine is Saskatchewan’s most northerly river. It is considered the premier river trip in Saskatchewan and is a clear, wild river which rushes for 150 km from its headwaters, to where it joins the Fond du Lac River. Large falls and rapids drop through black gorges and over large granite boulders and smooth, gray gneiss. Called “Dead Man’s River” by the Dene people for its rugged lower canyon, the trip is not for the faint of heart. It has incredible scenery and some very picturesque waterfalls.

There are numerous rapids that you can run and some which must be portaged. It is an excellent river for photography and offers exciting whitewater opportunities and fantastic landscapes. This “Land of Little Sticks” will always surprise you – around the next corner you may find a perfect crescent beach, a massive rock slide, or quintessential taiga. It’s as close to a mountain setting as you will find in Saskatchewan! Since few people paddle the river, it is unlikely that you’ll see others as you travel.

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What's included



  • 6:1 ratio


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 12 breakfast

Canoeing Equipment

  • Prospector expedition canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)

Local Transportation

  • charter flight to and from the Porcupine River, from Stoney Rapids, SK
  • transportation of guides, group gear, canoes, etc. to and from trip
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  • 1 night in Stoney Rapids
  • 11 nights camping