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All rivers run north in the Northwest Taiga Zone. Your down north boat adventure will follow the trails of early explorers, traders, and the Dene. The area is pristine with a great diversity of bird and animal life. The flora is also exquisite. Visiting people who live on the river, seeing all the sites and villages, will bring you back in time to the opening of the north.

Camping and travelling in this river environment is very invigorating, vibrant to the body, and peaceful to your soul. Adventure awaits you at every turn in the river. A moose swimming the river, a bear family on the shore, geese on the wing, or a wood thrush song in the long evening, will all thrill you. What an opportunity in this time of your life to get together with a friend or family and take a down north boat adventure.

The river boat tour begins at Fort Fitzgerald and ends in Fort Chipewyan.

ITINERARY

Day 1 (1/2 day)

12:30 p.m.
  • Pick up at airport
  • Check-in for accommodation
  • Orientation
  • Visit Wood Buffalo National Park Visitor's Information Centre (watch slideshow)
  • Prepare gear for travel using checklists
6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner at Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Guests setup tents amd make camp for the night
  • Free time

Day 2

8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
  • Travel to drop-off site
  • Double check of gear and itinerary, safety procedures, radio communication schedules, First Aid, etc.
10:00 a.m.
  • Depart on river adventure
11:30 a.m.
  • Cruise into Salt River

Days 3-4

8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
  • Break camp, continue canoeing
  • Activities involve sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photo opportunities, 'catch & release' fishing and bushcraft
12:00 p.m.
  • Shore lunch and relaxation
2:00 p.m.
  • Continue canoe adventure
5:00 p.m.
  • Make camp, dinner, swimming, stories, songs, map & compass orienteering, etc.
  • Explore around camp, radio transmission back to town
11:00 p.m.
  • Beddown
Day 5
  • Rest period (schedule for the day mutually agreed upon by all guests)
  • Plane pick-up for guests on 5 day excursion

Days 6-9

8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
  • Break camp, continue canoeing
  • Activities involve sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photo opportunities, 'catch & release' fishing and bushcraft
12:00 p.m.
  • Shore lunch and relaxation
2:00 p.m.
  • Continue canoe adventure
5:00 p.m.
  • Make camp, dinner, swimming, stories, songs, map & compass orienteering, etc.
  • Explore around camp, radio transmission back to town
11:00 p.m.
  • Beddown
Day 10
  • Arrive at destination, debrief guests, cleanup of gear and prepare for the flight back to town
  • Check-in for accommodation

Day 11 (1/2 day)

  • Free time before going to the airport for 12:30 p.m. flight south

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