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Clearwater River

The Clearwater River, Clearwater River Provincial Wilderness Park, Saskatchewan
Link to the North
Saskatchewan section designated 1987
Alberta section designated in 2004


In 1778, fur trader Peter Pond stood at the height of land along the 19 km Methye Portage linking Lac La Loche to the Clearwater River. He gazed down into these Arctic-bound waters which were destined to become the main route to the rich fur country to the north. Today, paddlers on the Clearwater travel through a land unchanged since those days....a wilderness of rapids, lakes, rock canyons, and endless spruce forests.

The Clearwater River - Photo
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