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Missinaibi River Trip
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Dip and Lick!  Five Minutes on the Missinaibi River
Dip and Lick! Five Minutes on the Missinaibi River
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Missinaibi River - June 2007 - Part I
Missinaibi River - June 2007 - Part I
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Canoe Camping Trip - Missinaibi River  - Ontario, Canada - 1 of 2
Canoe Camping Trip - Missinaibi River - Ontario, Canada - 1 of 2
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An Evening at Thunderhouse Falls on the Missinaibi River
An Evening at Thunderhouse Falls on the Missinaibi River
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Missinaibi River 2013   720p
Missinaibi River 2013 720p
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition
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Missinaibi River 2013 - Greenhill Rapids
Missinaibi River 2013 - Greenhill Rapids
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 6
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 5
Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 5
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Missinaibi River - June 2007 - Part II of II
Missinaibi River - June 2007 - Part II of II
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 3
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 2
Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 2
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Missinaibi River Solo Canoe Trip
Missinaibi River Solo Canoe Trip
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Missinaibi River Canoe Trip 1965
Missinaibi River Canoe Trip 1965
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 7
Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 7
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 8
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Missinaibi River - Short Version
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Canoe Camping Trip - Missinaibi River  - Ontario, Canada, August 2008 - 2 of 2
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Missinaibi River Kayak Expedition Day 4
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The Mattawiskia River, Hearst, Ontario, drains into the Missinaibi River
The Mattawiskia River, Hearst, Ontario, drains into the Missinaibi River
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Missinaibi River - Split Rock Falls
Missinaibi River - Split Rock Falls
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Kettle Falls Missinaibi river Northern Ontario
Kettle Falls Missinaibi river Northern Ontario
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Paddling and Poling the Missinaibi River, July 2012
Paddling and Poling the Missinaibi River, July 2012
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Missinaibi River - Albany Rapids
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Missinaibi River Canoe Trip 1964
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Missinaibi river 2012
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Moose Encounter - Missinaibi River
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Missinaibi River - Glassy Falls
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Missinaibi River - Calm Canoeing
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Missinaibi River Weather Station
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Missinaibi River - Wavy Rapids
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Missinaibi River - Big Beaver Rapids
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Missinaibi River - Peterbell Marsh
Missinaibi River - Peterbell Marsh
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Moose swimming across Missinaibi River
Moose swimming across Missinaibi River
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Missinaibi Kayak Expedition Day 1
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Missinaibi Bathroom
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Deception Rapids on the Missinaibi
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Missinaibi Fishing
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Missinaibi River Leeches
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Missinaibi Lake - The Narrows
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Missinaibi Memories....to Mozart
Missinaibi Memories....to Mozart
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Z-Drag Rapids on Missinaibi River, July 2009
Z-Drag Rapids on Missinaibi River, July 2009
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Kwetobohegan Rapids on Missinaibi
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Tales From Little Missinaibi
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Missinaibi River
Thunderhouse Falls Missinaibi.jpg
Thunderhouse Falls
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Algoma District, Cochrane District
Source Missinaibi Lake
 - location 12 km SSW from Peterbell inside the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, Algoma District
 - coordinates 48°29′56″N 83°25′52″W / 48.49889°N 83.43111°W / 48.49889; -83.43111
Mouth Moose River
 - location Unorg. Cochrane District
 - coordinates 50°44′08″N 81°28′02″W / 50.73556°N 81.46722°W / 50.73556; -81.46722
Length 426 km (265 mi) [1]
Basin 23,500 km2 (9,100 sq mi) [1]
Conjuring Rock below Thunderhouse Falls

The Missinaibi River is a river in northern Ontario, Canada, which flows northeast from Missinaibi Lake, north of Chapleau, and empties into the Moose River, which drains into James Bay. This river (including Missinaibi Lake and Moose River to James Bay) is 755 kilometres (469 mi) in length.[2] It is one of the longest free-flowing and undeveloped rivers in Ontario.[3]

The river's name means "pictured waters" in the Cree language which is thought to refer to the pictographs found on rock faces along the river.

At Thunderhouse Falls, which is actually a chain of relatively small waterfalls connected by violent rapids, the river drops 40 metres, part of its descent from the Canadian Shield to the Hudson Bay Lowlands.

History[edit]

In fur trade days the Missinaibi was the main route between James Bay and Lake Superior. The route was: James Bay, Moose Factory, Moose River (Ontario), Missinaibi River, Missinaibi Lake, portage probably via Crooked Lake, Dog Lake, Michipicoten River to Fort Michipicoten on Lake Superior. Trade was contested by the English from the north and the French from the south. In 1774 the Hudson's Bay Company began building posts in the interior. In 1775-76 Edward Jarvis from Henley House went up the Kenogami River, crossed to the Missinaibi and went down to Michicopicten. In 1781 Philip Turnor surveyed the Missinaibi route to Michicopicten.

The three main posts, all at times called Brunswick House or similar were[4]

  • Wapiscogamy House: In 1776 Thomas Atkinson from Fort Albany, Ontario went 200 miles upriver and established Wapiscogamy House on the west bank of the river. It was rebuilt in 1781, named Brunswick House, closed in 1791, and re-opened from 1800-1806.
  • Missinaibi Lake House: In 1777 John Thomas was sent from Moose Factory to build a post at Michipicoten on Lake Superior. He selected a better location at the outflow of Missinaibi Lake and called it Missinaibi Lake House. It was occupied each summer until it burnt in 1780. The site was re-occupied from 1817 until about 1821. It was reopened in the early 1870s and in 1879 renamed New Brunswick House. When the railroad was built just north of the lake in 1912-13 operations were moved to the new town of Peterbell and the post was closed in 1914. Around 1980 there were left a few cellar holes and collapsed buildings.
  • Macabanish House: In 1788 William Boland established a post between the other two on Micabanish Lake on a tributary west of the river. Its success led to the closing of Wapiscogamy House. In 1799 it was named New Brunswick House and the lake renamed Brunswick Lake. It was the chief post until 1879 when it, and its name, were transferred to Missinaibi Lake. Around 1990 the clearing where it stood was visible from the air. Brunswick House First Nation gets its name from this and the one on Missinaibi Lake.

Today, the river is used for canoeing, fishing and camping. Recreational use is facilitated by an arrangement which allows canoeists to load their boats on a train so they can be returned south, after canoeing the wild stretches of the river. The river is managed as a provincial waterway park and was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 2004.

Tributaries[edit]

Missinaibi Provincial Park[edit]

Missinaibi Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Mattice
Area 990.90 square kilometres (382.59 sq mi)
Established 1970, enlarged in 1989
Governing body Ontario Parks

The entire length of the Missinaibi River from Missinaibi Lake to the Moose River is protected and part of the Missinaibi Provincial Park. The park also includes Missinaibi Lake, Brunswick River, Brunswick Lake, Little Missinaibi River, and Little Missinaibi Lake.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ Wilson, Hap (1994). Missinaibi - Journey to the Northern Sky. pp. 45 60 122. ISBN 1-895465-08-7. 
  3. ^ "Missinaibi". Ontario Parks. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ Elizabeth Browne Losey,"Let Them Be Remembered: The Story of the Fur Trade Forts",1999
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