Canoe carts are stored on the Jackson Lake Trail, 100 m down the trail. The carts are free for your use, but please take care of them. Maximum weight for the carts is 600 lbs or 270 kg. Carts can be left at Jackson Lake. There are carts at all portages, except where the distance is too short to require a cart. Keep in mind that the north arm of Jackson Lake can be shallow. As well, the creek from Kinnaird to Blackett is shallow in places. Just before Blackett Lake you must portage over a beaver dam.
Average Portage : 110 m
Longest Portage : 3.2 km at Jackson Lake Staging area
From parking, use cart to get to Jackson Lake. Very short portage to next lake, and next. Variety of possibilities in terms of full loop, partial. Several campsites.
Distance : 30 km
Duration : 3 days
Loop Trip : yes
Download the Back Country Circuit Map and Notification
- Click on the "Voluntary Back Country Travel Notificiation" form in the Downloads menu on the left-hand side of the page.
Canoeing the Beaver River
- For information on canoeing the Beaver River visit Atlas of Alberta Lakes
Lac La Biche currently has one location for canoe rental services. However, there are no boat rentals around our area who would be willing to rent boats to you and your group aside from campgrounds for sure at specific lakes.