Assiniboine is a
great river for the beginner. It is generally slow moving and safe for
even the inexperienced paddler. Though for much of its length (See Map) it
by well-populated farmland, it is remarkably unaffected by the human
habitation. Rivers are one of the few places where one can travel for
hours without encountering motor vehicles, dwellings, and other people.
The stretch from Brandon to
Highway #34 is
the Assiniboine at its best.
For much of the distance it flows through uncultivated park land. In
pioneer times many fur trading posts, ferries, crossings, and landings
were located on its banks. A quiet trip downstream offers excellent
wildlife viewing. For the camping enthusiast,
easy to find.