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Winter has kept you from your natural love of the canoe. Come and dip your paddle in our northern waters. Get back into life as you have dreamed. Bring your friend and head out on the river trails of this land. The Dene people have used these trails to travel on for centuries. Each river trail offers up its own secrets to you if you dare to try.

The waterways lead through winding flood plains and rock covered shores. Only you can experience this joy yourself, of seeing, smelling, hearing, and tasting nature. How long has it been since you smelled wood smoke over the water or shared a breakfast of bacon and pancakes with your friend? Don't wait. The North is calling to you.

Voyageurs, explorers, hunters, and trappers have all lived and travelled along our rivers. All have come and gone. Life moves on challenging the here and now. It is your time to test your skills and knowledge, to enjoy yourself in this pristine wilderness area of Canada.

Our Dene guides will paddle with you, offering their skills and knowledge of their homeland to you. Their stories will intrigue you and introduce you to a completely different way of life. If you like exciting challenges, this is for you.

Your canoe adventure typically begins at Peace Point with a hike into Sweet Grass Prairie; it ends in Fort Fitzgerald for pick-up. This is a great tour to take as a couple!

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
7:00 p.m.
  • Dinner
8:00 p.m.
  • Evening social

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 canoe adventure
5:00 p.m.
  • Make camp for the night, scheduled radio transmission back to town

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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