The Stanley Mission Poker Derby


 


FULL DAY
NISBET FOREST CROSS COUNTRY TOURS

  • Standard Touring package - FULL DAY-$300.00/person 4 person minimum, lots  of options while trail riding in the Nisbet Forest Area.
  • Advanced cross country package - $350.00/person, 4 person minimum.  Lots and lots of Km's through Nisbet Forest around outlaying country side and communities.
  • Transportation for 4 persons and all gear fully included. Each individuals fuel and oil extra as required.
  • A Good Reason to let a SNOCRUISE Tour Guide Lead the Way!

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RIDE'N WITH THE BOYZ AND GALZ
JANUARY, 2010

We take off from Missinippi at 8-9am. We are headed  to Stanley Mission for the Poker Derby.  We had guides lead a group of 28 riders aprox 35-40 Km past the community of Grandmothers Bay, down Otter Lake, thru a few portage to Mountain Lake, then into Harvesting Bay which is on the shores of Stanley Mission. From Stanley Mission the poker derby traveled over land for some segments then across small lakes. Eventually the trail led us to the 2nd check point on Stewart Bay. The trail then crossed Iskwatikan Lake past Abram Island, shortly after it went back to main land where there was a pull out to stop and look at the wonder of Nistowiak Falls. Having had been a guest there in the summer it was more spectacular in the winter, the whitest whites! Could of been a laundry soap commercial! The next check point was at the north end of the falls Fisher Rapids at Jim's Camp. In the background the Nistowiak Lake was pretty open! Good idea to have some guides when you are on the Churchill River system. We stopped again at Malachi's for the second last card, to get there we went up Coghill lake into Lamont Bay. From here it was Bliss Bay, Drope Lake then overland to miss the Stanley Rapids and onto the Churchill River to the original settlement of Stanley Mission the Anglican Church, which turns out to be the oldest building in all of Saskatchewan. The church was built from 1853 to 1856, the stained glass windows came out of England in barrels of tar. Construction was delayed in'53 because the first series of boats containing windows and hard ware was lost in some Churchill Rapids and had to be reordered. It was probably a year before the order was on it's way again since there wouldn't be a ship headed back to the U.K. until it was full of furs and seasonal goods.


The lodge at Missinippi


Our Premium sleds in the line-up!


Our base 500 sleds on site


We stop for a breather on Otter Lake.

A stop to check the sleds and the fit of the gear etc.


We have stopped in front of Grandmothers Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thru a few portages to Mountain Lake.


Stanley Mission


Iskwatikan Lake


Nistowiak Falls


The whitest white in winter looks blue!


Fisher Rapids


Nistowiak Lake


Stanley Mission Church, the oldest structure in all of Saskatchewan. [built 1853]

Chepakan Bay

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