Viking Lodge is located at the mouth of the Grass River Provincial Park Recreation Water Route. There are 50 miles of lakes and river before reaching to the first portage. Designated camping and picnic areas along the way. In 1982 two young German men came to Canada to travel all the major canoe routes across the Provinces. After two years, their opinion was that the "Grass River Canoe Route" was the best in Canada. After returning to Germany, they went on to write a book of their experiences, which was a best seller in Germany. Many German people come to Canada now after reading about their great experiences.
The Grass River canoe route begins at First Cranberry Lake and continues for 725 kms. to Split Lake. The first 130 kms. being in the Grass River Provincial Park. The river range is swift moving marshland settings. The fishing, wildlife, photography, swimming and wilderness camping are some of the rewards for the canoeist. The Grass River was once part of the water route between Hudson Bay and the Prairies. Both Samuel Hearne and David Thompson used the river for their explorations and fur trading expeditions.
Detailed maps are available on the route campsites and history of the Grass River Provincial Park and canoe route.
We invite you to come and experience the wonderful scenery and fishing on this system. We have canoes with life jackets and paddles. Rentals are by the day, week or month. Call us ahead of time to make sure we have a canoe ready for your trip.
Please email us for our 2011 rates.
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