Originally Posted by MAC-A-TAC
Rupert's Bay has road access through the province of Quebec
. The road is in good shape and supports the hydro-electric dam projects that have gone up in the area over the last few years. MAC-A-TAC is easily trailered and launched.
Canoe and kayaks are common enough but no one seems to sail in the area ... well not much since the days of Henry and his fellows.
Rupers's bay is famous as the first commercial
fur trading port to Canada.
The tides can be interesting as well.
Did you enjoy the canoe trip?
It was a tough trip due heavy headwinds and white caps once we dropped off the shield and into the wider water
. To avoid mosquitoes and flies, we often would cook and eat on any rock outcropping we could find in the river away from shore and then just go to shore to set up a tent and crawl in.
I think the history
of that area is just fascinating and something ignored in most U.S. American history
teachings. Many don't realize that while the first U.S. colonies were barely clinging to the coast, the fur traders had explored vast areas of the interior
of North America. (The Hudson
Bay company obviously based out of forts on Hudson Bay)
I've paddled some of the Churchill, but never to the bay (More around Wollaston and Reindeer Lakes) would love to do the Hayes someday due to the history and beauty.
I know along much of the west shore the mud flats mean much of the land is only accessible at high tide. I saw one photo
of boaters stuck in the mud a mile out waiting for tide.
The S. Nahanni in NWT was one of my favorite trips ever, but that's pretty far removed from cruising or Hudson Bay.
Have a great trip, be safe, and be sure to give us a trip report when you are finished - I'd love to hear about it!