Paddlers head northwest of Sudbury to rediscover long-lost canoe route

Quest began after Aurora’s David Lee found an old map from before the First World War

CBC News · Posted: Sep 06, 2020 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: September 6

This coming week, a group of Ontario paddlers will be trekking along crown land northwest of Sudbury to re-open a century-old canoe route. (Submitted/David Lee)

This week, five women will set out with adventurer David Lee looking for some some lost history.

They’re on a canoe trip to rediscover an old route that’s not been used in decades. That means bushwhacking through overgrown portages — not unlike the early voyageurs would have done. 

This quest began after Aurora’s David Lee found a 1914 canoe route map. One particular route sparked his interest — northwest of Sudbury, near the Mississagi River and Russian Lake. 

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