Trip report: Kazan River


This summer BGC sponsored Jack Panayi and a team of experienced young canoe trippers who completed a 52 day expedition through the sub Arctic, which included passing by way of Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. A distance of over 800 km!

They began in Stony Rapids, SK and traveled north-east over the barren lands, across vast lakes, and down the Kazan, Kognak, and Tha-Anne Rivers to the small community of Arviat on the west coast of Hudsons Bay, NU. 

Over the course of this trip they saw beautiful animals, northern lights, barren grounds farther than the eye could see and the rapids of powerful northern rivers. They also faced immense winds and waves, creeks smaller than the width of our canoes completely overgrown with alders, dangerously frigid waters, and portages that were incredibly dense with brush, burnt trees and bugs.