Countdown to Opening - Wilderness North

Celebrating 30 Years of Wilderness North  –          

Countdown to Opening

I know the photo above looks like Winter… but believe me, Spring is on the way.
The photo was taken of our big Makokibatan Lodge dock project – up on the Albany River.  Built on rock bunkers – yes we carry each rock into place – the dock will “settle in” once the ice becomes water. So we are waiting for Ice Out, which may be a little late above the 50th parallel at our Albany River lodges and remote cabins.

Here in Thunder Bay, we have had many warm days, and “Ice Out” was complete- May 5th – and now we’re just waiting for Ice Out at our Ogoki and Albany River watershed destinations.  Our first guests arrive this coming weekend, so it could be close. We do have an alternative destination plan in place if we can NOT get the planes into those very northern Albany River adventure destinations. So it’s all in the hands of Mother Nature 🙂 – and she can be moody. We talked to Meteorologist Graham Saunders to determine “why” the late Ice Out. You can listen to the podcast now.

Alan Cheeseman -Wilderness North presidentWith our many remodeling projects completed, our staff arriving every day, and our Thunder Bay Guest Welcome Center open, we have never been more “ready” to start another season and look forward to welcoming our many friends and guests. Our newly redesigned Trip Planning Guide, is available on the website, with lots of links to help you prepare for your own Fly In Adventure…and our trip planners are ready to tell you more about your choices with open dates still available in 2008 – so if you still want to plan a trip for this summer, give us a call.  888-465-3474 (FISH)


Get all the latest Wilderness news

By signing up for our Newsletter you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.