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Quetico Canoe Trip - 10 Days

quetico canoe trip

If possible to run, the dates of this trip will be August 3-12, 2020.

Due to the global uncertainty of when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, we have put this trip on hold. We will reassess as we have more information.

As we embark on the most classic of wilderness adventures—the quintessential canoe trip—we do so with a Quiet twist.

Every inch of this adventure invites you into the present moment. Waking up to a symphony of birdsong as the morning light shines through your tent. The warmth of the fire by your feet as you take your first sip of coffee. The soft swish of your paddle moving through water as you take the day’s first strokes.

Of course we can’t control the wind, the waves or the weather.

If a headwind blows waves at our bows or if the sky clouds over and rain starts to fall, we treat these moments as an obstacle course to mindfulness—we practice the presence that grounds us as the world around us whirls. In challenge, too, we find ourselves centered. We treat the portage trails as our training grounds. We enjoy the satisfaction of being present and prepared for any obstacle.

When the sun breaks back through the clouds we take an extra long breath and enjoy the warmth of its glow.

Our days on these trips will vary. Sometimes we’ll get an early start and make miles from campsite to campsite. Other times we’ll find an island and set up camp for an extra so we can choose how we’d like to spend our days: resting, writing and watching the clouds, or exploring our surroundings.

There will be time to be solo and time to connect—time to find your quiet together and apart.

Note: The route for this Quetico canoe trip will be a 120 kilometer loop through Nym, Sturgeon, and Jean Lakes (among others) with approximately 6.5 kilometers of portages (none longer than 730 meters).

Day 1
Day 1 - Meet Up:

We will meet you at the access point on the morning of Day One. We’ll have a brief trip orientation to our style of wilderness camping and canoe tripping.

Get to know who you’ll be paddling with, ask your questions, and we’ll double check that your gear is waterproofed, if you require. Then we will load the canoes and launch into our canoe adventure.

After a brief refresher on paddling strokes on the water, we will set off from the put-in and head out to find the first campsite.

Once we find our campsite, you’ll set up your tents, gather firewood and explore the area before dinner. Enjoy quiet time around the fire listening to the loons or the occasional barred owl, before tucking in for the night.

Distance paddled: ~10-12 kilometers

Portage: ~700 meters

Meals: L, D

Overnight: Tent camping

Day 2
Days 2 through 9 - Let's Explore:

After a hearty breakfast each morning we’ll continue our exploration of one of the old fur trade routes. We’ll pay close attention to Mother Nature’s signs. She’ll be key in determining how far we can go each day. Some days may need to start earlier than others in order to take advantage of good weather. We’ve also built in some time to our itinerary to search for pictographs.

Distance Paddled: on average ~10-15 kilometers per day when paddling.

Portages: a total of 6 kilometers over these days with no portage greater than 730 meters.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Tent camping

Day 3
Day 10 - Back to Where We Started:

Price Includes:

  • Canoe guides (ratio of 1:5)
  • All group equipment – canoes, tents, camping gear
  • All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 10
  • Park permits in Quetico Provincial Park

Not Included or Optional:

  • Travel costs to and from the trip destination
  • Accommodations before or after the trip dates
  • Meals other than what is outlined above
  • Personal clothing, gear and equipment (packing list will be provided)
  • Personal Medical and Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature (souvenirs etc.)
  • Tips (for your guides)

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Quetico Canoe Trip
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Trip Facts

  • 5 + your guide
  • We meet at the put in.
  • Must be comfortable with discomfort, being wet, getting dirty. Previous canoeing and backcountry camping experience will benefit you.
  • 25% of the trip amount
  • If this trip is for you, there are 2 quirks in the checkout process: (1) You'll have to select Stripe as your gateway. You will not need a Stripe account to complete the transaction. You will be brought back to the Traveller's Form after you submit your deposit. This sometimes can take a couple of seconds. (2) The Traveller's Form has a required passport field. Typing "NA" will allow you to advance.