A Family Is Going to Paddle Home From Edmonton to Montreal


On May 1st, Benoit Gendreau-Berthiaume, his wife, Magali Moffatt, and their five-year-old son, Mali are going to paddle home from Edmonton back to Montreal. They considered driving, but are taking a 17 foot Prospector Royalex lite canoe instead. They envision the trip will take them about four months. They hope to inspire youth to do outdoor activities and help them learn more about the different provinces and watersheds that they will be crossing during their trip. The family was just interviewed by CBC about their upcoming voyage.

Here are some of the water bodies that they will be venturing through...


  • Leave Edmonton on the North Saskatchewan River


  • Saskatchewan River


  • Saskatchewan River
  • Cedar Lake
  • Lake Winnipegosis
  • Lake Manitoba
  • Assinaboine River
  • Red River
  • Lake Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg River


  • Lake of the Woods
  • Rainy Lake
  • Boundary Waters
  • Lake Superior (only to Thunder Bay)
  • Lake Huron (From Sault Ste. Marie)
  • French and Mattawa Rivers


  • Ottawa River

Stay up to date by reading about their journey on their blog, and following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Watch their journey in real-time by viewing their DeLorme inReach map.

Voici un petit film pour ceux qui sont curieux de voir ce que Mali peut faire dans un canot toute la journée! Here is a short video for those of you curious to see what Mali can do in a canoe all day.