Way back in August of 2015, my son and I planned a trip which would take us down the Tim River in Algonquin park.
The main purpose of this trip was to do research for my book. I had to gain a first person perspective on the route my protagonist would take on his fateful journey.
We connected with the river via the portage from Queer Lake. Debris dams and beaver dams were brutal for the first two kilometers, this forced us to load and unload our canoe many times before finally reaching navigable water.
The river bends and twists as it flows to Shippagew Lake, so much so, that I swear your compass will get dizzy.
If you decide to tackle the Tim, give yourself at least seven hours, yep, 7 hrs, to make the run from the falls to Shippagew Lake.
This video highlights small portions of the river as it was back in 2015.