Navigating the River Margaree in Cape Breton

Nestled in the heart of Cape Breton, the Margaree River stands as a testament to the untamed beauty that defines this Canadian gem. It winds its way from the rugged terrain of the Highlands, carving a serpentine path through lush landscapes before finally meeting the mighty Gulf of St. Lawrence. This untamed watercourse is not just a river - it's a lifeline, a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking a taste of true wilderness.
Paddle adventure Cape Breton
In 2021, KiffLab supported a daring crew set out to uncover the secrets of the Margaree, embarking on an unforgettable journey from its source to the sea. Comprising local fishing guides, skilled photographers, and seasoned backcountry experts, the small but passionate team ventured into the heart of this wild expanse, armed with paddles, cameras, and an insatiable thirst for adventure. The mission? To capture the essence of the Margaree and share its story with the world.
The four-day expedition took the team through the upper reaches of the Margaree, a stretch affectionately known as the sanctuary. Here, the river unveils its pristine, untouched beauty, surrounded by towering trees and echoing with the soothing sounds of nature. It's a place where time seems to stand still, and the river becomes both a mirror and a pathway into the heart of Cape Breton's wilderness.
The Margaree River is more than a waterway - it's a living, breathing testament to the raw, unbridled beauty of Cape Breton. The journey, documented in the below project, is a celebration of the untamed spirit that defines this remarkable river and the wilderness it calls home.