High quality gear, boreal inspired cuisine, experienced guides, and an ever-changing view. Enjoy fully guided and outfitted trips into the Canadian wilderness.
Canoe trips with Wilderness North take you in and around the rugged Wabakimi Provincial Park. The park was established in 1983 and includes 2.2 million acres of wilderness. Soak in the endless green of spruce, tamaracks and jack pine on your camping adventure. The magic of this park is that it is not accessible by road, visitors must access the park by float plane, train or canoe in. This remote area has thousands of kilometers of waterways making the canoeing possibilities endless.
Approximately 25% of the parks shores are exposed, smoothed bedrock,
providing idyllic camping opportunities.
Guides travel with all the gear needed to get groups safely, happily and comfortably down the river. Wake up to fresh ground coffee and warm cooked meals, spend the day exploring in top of line canoes and fall asleep under the stars in cozy sleep systems. Esquif prospecteur 17ft boats are the perfect vessel to take guests down rapids and across beautiful stretches of flat water. Don’t settle when you can live it up! All you need to bring is items of a personal nature and we cover the rest.
We pair certified river guides with local experts to ensure the utmost in safety and enjoyment.
Enjoy boreal forest inspired cuisine sourced locally whenever possible. Meals on the river are cooked over a fire, but embody the gourmet style that our lodges are known for. Food just tastes better over the fire, from fresh baked pizza to fish from the bottom of a rapid you just paddled, our guides have mastered the art of outdoor cuisine.
The ideal canoeing season ranges from June until mid-september. With the early season comes higher water, leading to quite the fun ride down rapids! Being situated up north has it’s benefits, with longer days in summer providing extended daylight!
Camping groups meet at our base camp in Armstrong, Ontario (2.5 hours North of Thunder Bay). From here guests either begin their paddle-in canoe trip, or are flown in on our De Havilland float planes to begin their wilderness trip!