150 miles north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. If you are looking for a truly remote but not too rugged wilderness canoe experience, then you would do well to consider this trip. Remote, beautiful, quiet. Wabakimi Provincial Park, near Lake Nipigon, encompasses thundering waterfalls, intimate streams, small sand beaches, quiet expanses of lakes and rivers, and every possible shade of green! We frequently see beaver, moose, the occasional woodland caribou, eagle, northern lights, osprey, abundant walleye, beaver, otter, and many more. The park includes three million acres, three times the size of the Boundary Waters and Quetico combined, with one-tenth of the people visiting the park. We take the Canadian Railroad into the park, get dropped off, and paddle north through some wonderfully untouched areas of boreal forest. The end of the trip, we’re picked up by seaplane and flown back to our bed and breakfast for a shower and a meal before heading home. This trip is not for everyone, but our focus is not about seeing how many miles we can make.. Rather, we move at a pace that allows for taking time to fully experience the beauty and privilege of traveling in this remote wilderness.
Ballpark trip fee $3000/person: includes lodging at Wildwaters Bed and Breakfast; shuttle to the train and train fare; seaplane; all group gear; Ontario camping permits; delicious meals throughout the trip; a safe place to store cars and gear while on the water; a shower and optional hot tub at the end of the trip at the B+B, and Chris Heeter and friends as your guides.