Launch : The
launch site is on the north side of Highway #2 just east of the bridge.
Landing : A
bridge spans the Souris near Treesbank. Take Highway #2 east from
Wawanesa and Road #530 north from the highway.
Distance : About
Time : 3 - 4
In mid July the
water was still high enough that the many small rapids on this stretch
were passable with care. You pass through the town of Wawanesa just
under the half way point of the trip. Shortly after you pass the school
watch for a dam. You can land on the right to make a short portage. We
encountered three barbed wire fences on the stretch from Wawanesa to
the Treesbank bridge. Two of them didn't span the entire width of the
river. When you notice the buildings of a Hutterite Colony on the left
bank you are within a half hour of your destination. We landed on a
sandy beach on the left bank after passing under the bridge. Southwest
of the bridge is the "Vane" house - built for one of Percy Criddle's
"other " sons.