Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 1

Jim Baird, Tori and Buck paddle the Porcupine River in this four-part adventure canoe series.

By Jim Baird

An epic road trip awaits you if you decide to drive to Stony Rapids Saskatchewan to paddle one of the province’s rugged northern rivers. But because the route includes several hours on a remote, and bumpy gravel road, you’ll want to be prepared. In the video, I cover what to bring when driving a lonely northern road like this. Tori, Buck and I also get onto a floatplane which transports us off the road system, and leaves us near the wilderness border between Northern Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. This is episode 1 of a 4 part series of our trip down the Porcupine.

Watch more episodes of Saskatchewan Safari:

Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 2

Heavy rains and headwinds compound with serious whitewater challenges.

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Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 3

Entering the formidable lower canyon.

Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 4

Bears, portages, and wind, oh my!

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Jim Baird is an avid paddler and consistent contributor to C&K.  If you’re interested in Canadian Rivers check out his take on 5 Ontario Classics.   Notably, Jim and his brother Ted,were the winners of the 2016 season of History Channel’s ALONE survival show. Check out 'The Things We Carried' on the 10 pieces of gear essential to Jim and Ted's survival success. Watch Baird’s Lessons From the Trail, a 15-episode C&K series following an expedition through Quebec’s Côte-Nord region.

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