Bloodvein and Manigotagan Rivers
Ochre on Ancient Granite
Follow the path of Aboriginal peoples who have paddled the Bloodvein River for thousands of years (and still do). Red ochre images painted on rock walls mark their connection with the river. Capture it all on the rugged Bloodvein – deep gorges with pink-grained granite cliffs, over 100 small rapids and waterfalls, abundant wildlife and rare bird species.
Set deep in Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park within the spectacular Canadian Shield – rock formed during the Precambrian era between four billion and 540 million years ago – this exceptional river attracts paddlers from around the world for trips varying from five days to two weeks.
Make a speedy wilderness getaway on the Bloodvein’s ‘little sister’ – the Manigotagan River. Road accessible, the Manigotagan offers five days of challenging paddling for all skill levels. Delight in the same ancient bedrock of the Canadian Shield and variety of wildlife and birdlife seen on the Bloodvein River. Develop your whitewater confidence or portage around the various rapids and falls. Watch for western painted or snapping turtles sunning themselves on rocks.