Photo: Doug Hamilton


How to avoid the congestion

For all the bad reports and negative opinions about crowding and boats, Temagami is still a canoeist's paradise if you know when, where and how to go. 

Plan with these maps


   Most popular routes

   Motorboat lakes

Use alternate access

  Avoid Lake Temagami access in July and August

  Fly in

One Portage Rule 

Get at least one portage off the Rumble Lakes

Lake Temagami

It is a spectacular lake with old-growth red and white pine, island nirvanas, lookouts from its hills, back bays and virgin shoreline. But in July and August, it has become a wilderness canoeist's nightmare with motorboats, houseboats, cottages, lodges and heavily-used campsites. It is a quieter lake in June and September. And can be avoided completely in July and August by using alternate access.

      Obabika Lake access maps

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