Canoe Route Maps
Since 2005, Barry Simon has collaborated with "Uncle" Phil to develop individual canoe route maps that display the data collected during The Wabakimi Project reconnaissance trips. To date, he has produced over 70 maps and continues to develop new maps in anticipation of future expeditions.
Each map is produced digitally in full colour on 8.5" x 11.0" high-quality laser paper and is assigned a descriptive title that indicates the extent of coverage and the direction of flow of the main intervening waterway (eg., Davies Lake to Ahleen Lake via Palisade River PDF - 412Kb).
Canoe route values such as campsites and portages are shown. Accurately measured portage lengths are expressed in metres to make them compatible with topo maps. Locations of outpost camps and lodges are included where assistance may be obtained should an emergency arise.
The maps are uniform in scale and each overlaps adjoining maps for seamless coverage of a canoe route. Enlargement circles provide magnified details of portages as well as hazards or obstacles such as swifts, rapids and waterfalls.
Sets of route maps are bound in separate collections according to their geographic location in a particular watershed. Each volume contains a Table of Contents and a Coverage Map as well as information about Wabakimi Provincial Park and The Wabakimi Project. In all, there will be five volumes. Watch this website for announcements of future releases.
"Uncle" Phil and Barry Simon enjoying a little map time.