Plan Your Boreal Trail Hike

Due to beaver flooding, the section of the Boreal Trail between BT 8 and BT 9 is closed until further notice.  Travel on the north route between BT 8 and the eastern trailhead is not advised.

Boreal Trail Map

This section has been developed to assist you with planning your trip.  The attached map shows the trail and the distances between campsites and campgrounds.

All trail descriptions are written as if you are hiking the trail from west to east.  Trail markers, for the most part, will be on the right side if you are hiking west to east and on your left, if hiking east to west.  Designated backcountry campsites are labeled BT1, BT2, etc.

Before using the trail for overnight purposes, please complete the registration form (Word and .pdf versions at the bottom of the page).  The form can be completed and emailed directly to the park, or print it off and bring it with you if you plan on registering at one of the park administration offices. 

Due to beaver flooding, the section of the Boreal Trail between BT 8 and BT 9 is closed until further notice.  Travel on the north route between BT 8 and the eastern trailhead is not advised.

 

Detailed GPS information and a PDF copy of the Boreal Trail Guide can be found at the bottom of the page.  Please note that the .gdb file is for Garmin GPS units, the .gpx file can be used for all other brands.  Download the appropriate file to your computer and open with the appropriate softeware. 

Boreal Trail MarkerThe trail has been marked approximately every kilometer and at important junctions.  Front country services that are available can be found here.  After you have reviewed the information, please contact the park to clarify any questions that you may have. 

Please follow the Leave No Trace guidelines.  Leave No Trace is an internationally-recognized program that focuses on respecting and caring for our natural areas and future recreation opportunities.  The principles of Leave No Trace are:  plan ahead and prepare; travel and camp on durable surfaces; dispose of waste properly; leave what you find; minimize campfire impacts; respect wildlife; and be considerate of others.

Boreal Trail Pit ToiletThere are 10 backcountry sites established that are accessible from the Boreal Trail.  Each one of these sites has a bear-proof food-locker, a barbecue and a pit toilet to help you leave no trace while enjoying the backcountry.   

If you are unable to make it to one of the designated sites, you may camp along the trail in non-designated sites; however, open fires are not permitted.  You are also required to properly dispose of waste and waste water.  If fire bans are in place, open fires are prohibited everywhere along the trail.  

It is critical that everyone planning a trip on the Boreal Trail contact the park for updated information on trail conditions, closures, etc.  This is a very challenging trail; there are areas where you will have to cross creeks and wet areas.  Be prepared for all types of weather; excellent navigational skills are required.

All registered users of the Boreal Trail will have access to a sixteen page trail guide that provides detailed information of the trip and the entire trail broken down into stages on 1:50,000 scale maps.

To register your hike, please phone or email Meadow Lake Provincial Park Information at least two weeks prior to your arrival date:

Office: (306) 236-7680
Email: meadowlake@gov.sk.ca