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Wilderness canoe trip on the Fond du Lac River

Paddle through the northern landscape of Saskatchewan on this wilderness canoe expedition on the Fond du Lac River. The Fond du Lac River in fall can be breath taking. The forest can turn a brilliant oranges and reds under the northern sunshine. You’ll want to stay up well after dark to watch brilliant displays of northern lights. The Fond du Lac River flows across northeastern Saskatchewan through picturesque limestone gorges. Many of the rapids flow over rocky ledges making the whitewater rather interesting. Other parts of the river flow through marshy areas where moose and caribou roam. Stinted jack pine with some black spruce and white birch cover the shore. The trip starts at the northern end of the Wollaston Lake road at the community of Points North. You fly out from Points North to Waterfound Bay. The floatplane picks us up again at Burr Falls on Black Lake at the end of the trip.

Wilderness canoe trip on the Fond du Lac River

Several explorers visited the Fond du Lac River in the early fur trade days. They were looking for an alternative route to the rich fur bearing Athabasca region. The normal route was through the Clearwater and Athabasca Rivers. The Fond du Lac River route was rejected largely because it took the ice at least a month longer to leave. Mapmaker and explorer David Thompson paddled this river in the late 1700s. With his account in hand it is still possible to find his camping spots and other interesting events along the route. There are many highlights on this trip. Certainly one of the most picturesque is Manitou Falls where the river tumbles through a narrow limestone gorge. You will want to have your camera handy here. Other highlights include things like: fantastic camping spots along the way, shooting rapids, the possibility of seeing wildlife along the river edge, and the fishing is great.

Wilderness canoe trip on the Fond du Lac River

Season: August 31, 2014 to September 7, 2014
Suggested Items: Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.
Suggested Clothing: Two changes of clothes for a broad range of temperatures, long sleeved shirts, long pants, wool or fleece sweater, windbreaker, dry foot wear and wet foot wear, wool socks, hat, gloves, bathing suit, rain gear.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Restrictions: Class II-III river suitable for intermediate paddlers.
Maximum Number of People: 8
Equipment Provided: 17' Royalex hull Trail Head Prospectors, Old Town Trippers, rescue and first aid equipment, trip-proven 3-season nylon tents, tarps for group shelter, thermarest mattresses, warm Hollofill sleeping bags, waterproof floating barrels.
Transportation: Trips begin and end at a lodge in Missinipe, Saskatchewan. Missinipe is accessed by road by driving north from Prince Albert and past La Ronge. La Ronge is accessible by air and bus from Saskatoon.
Accommodations: Accommodations are in tent camps along the river.
Meal Information: Meals are included.
Guide Information: We have the most highly trained and experienced guides in Saskatchewan. Certified instructors of flatwater and whitewater canoeing as well as canoe camping. Each guide is trained in rescue, first aid and CPR, so you know you're in good hands. Most have been with us for many years, and they know the rivers they travel.
Weather Information: Summer temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Trip Duration Price
8 days
$3495.00* per person
*Please add 5% Goods and Services Tax

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Wilderness canoe trip on the Fond du Lac River

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