Moosonee – Excursions

Motorized canoe on the Moose River

So, what’s there to do in Moosonee (besides visiting the dump)? One of the more popular excursions is the trip down the Moose River to where it empties into James Bay. Sometimes, whales can be sighted, but we didn’t see any on our trip. Actually, it was rather cool and misty during our trip.

Tour boat docked at Moosonee

Another popular excursion is to visit Fossil Island, where you can find 350 million year old fossils strewn along the shore.

Fossil hunting on Fossil Island

The water in the Moose River is a rather ugly shade of brown. This is due to tannic acid produced by decaying vegetation. Although it looks horrible, it’s supposed to be perfectly safe to drink.