The Temagami region of northeast Ontario is one of the largest recreational canoeing destinations in the world. Lake Temagami itself boasts 1,200 islands, 570 miles of shoreline1 and the largest stands of old-growth red and white pine in the world. The complex network of portage trails and over 4,700 canoe routes2 connecting the lakes of the extensive region were carved thousands of year ago by the ancestors of the indigenous people of the region, the Teme-Augama Anishnabai, and were used by Anishnabai, French, English and American traders, trappers, and loggers for centuries before southern expansion brought recreational canoeists to the region at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Bruce W. Hodgins and Jamie Benidickson, The Temagami Experience: Recreation, Resources, and Aboriginal Rights in the Northern Ontario Wilderness (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989), 10.
Friends of Temagami. “Canoeing Temagami — FOT.” Accessed April 29, 2020. http://www.friendsoftemagami.org/canoeing-temagami.