Lakeland Canoe Circuit

Explore Alberta's Backcountry with the Lakeland Canoe Circuit

Live like a modern-day voyageur and experience the boreal backcountry like never before. Portage your canoe or kayak to Jackson Lake and embark on the Lakeland Canoe Circuit, Alberta’s only backcountry paddling route.


The full flatwater circuit takes adventurous paddlers on a three-day, 40-kilometre journey across Jackson, Kinnaird, Blackett and McGuffin Lakes, to hidden waters and little pieces of paradise that land-based travellers don’t get to experience. You may wish to stay longer, though, as the primeval wilderness works its magic.


Jackson Lake Staging Area is the preferred starting point for the circuit. It is located on Highway 663, a 30-minute drive east of Lac La Biche on the way to Touchwood Lake.

Alberta Park's Map of the Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area

How to get from Lac La Biche to the Jackson Lake Staging Area: