We are now officially 82 days from opening our 2011 guest season. So let’s catch up.
First…we have had snow…boy have we had snow. That’s good. Lake levels should be up – giving safe access to lodges and cabins for our planes, and boat access to those inlets and back bays that anglers love to fish in early spring. We also know that with the very cold weather we have had the lakes are frozen deep, and our fingers are crossed for “ice out” in time for our May 22nd opening.
New Guest Services:
This year we are relocating our guest welcome center from Waweig Lake near Armstrong to Thunder Bay. Our arriving guests will receive all final trip planning and processing at our renovated headquarters, gift shop, and float plane hangar here in Thunder Bay.
On their arrival evening, guests will stay at a hotel of their choice in Thunder Bay (since our Waweig base camp will no longer be an option for overnight accommodations). We have negotiated special discounted rates at several area hotels. Your trip planner can help you with reservations.
Early the next morning guests will get on board our private motor coach shuttle service to our float plane dock on Mackenzie Lake (near Armstrong). We are providing this very comfortable shuttle at no charge to our guests. Guests save the cost of 300 miles of driving and for those who arrive by commercial airlines, this service completely eliminates the expense of a rental car or paid shuttle service. The motor coach is equipped with satellite phone, and other safety features for remote travel.
Also new this year, The Ontario Outdoors Card (introduced in 2009) together with your fishing license – is now the law of the land. The card is good for 3 years and will cost you about $10. More information about these cards is available by listening to our podcast with the MNR officials.
Improved Destinations: Last fall – before the winter arrived – we spent considerable time constructing new docks on Ogoki Lake, and a complete new patio decking at Miminiska Lodge. Our plans are to get into other locations with repairs and renovations in early spring – trusting the ice is out on time.
Special Offers: It’s our pleasure to announce that we are NOT increasing prices for the third consecutive year. And for those who have yet to book, we are offering a $100 bonus in the form of “WilderBucks” …see below.
Business is good…we are ahead of our 2010 bookings and reservations and we are excited about the arrival of spring and guests. I always value your comments and questions. Send them to me here or call 888 465 3474.
Book your trip and pay in full by cheque by April 15, 2011, and each member of your party will receive $100 in WilderBucks. These WilderBucks can be used for: Items in the gift and tackle shop, guide services, charter fly out day trips, live bait, and rental items.
Offer Expires: April 15, 2011
This offer may NOT be combined with any other sales promotion discounts, like Reel Deal, or special corporate or group packages, or any and all contest prize winners. WllderBucks have NO redeemable cash value.