We provide return transportation from Voyageurs' Lodge (60 km north of Sault St. Marie, Ontario), park fees, safety equipment and training, group outfitting, and the best and the most experienced guides on the lake. A Sault Ste. Marie airport pick-up and return is $150 extra/group. For those arriving in Thunder Bay, Ontario, we can arrange an airport pick-up.
You provide: your own fully equipped sea kayak, camping equipment, and meals. Of course we will rent at a reduced daily rate (e.g., $20/ fully equipped kayak, $5 for tent and sleeping pad). Food packages are also available.
Dates: July 15 - July 23
We meet at Voyageurs' Lodge at 9:00 am (60 km north of Sault Ste. Marie) or optionally at town of Rossport (3:00 pm ) where we shuttle you to trip starting point ( 7 hr drive from Sault Ste. Marie, 2 hrs from Rossport). An airport pick-up at Sault Ste. Marie or Thunder Bay can be arranged ($50.00/person).
Day 1 (500 km): At 9:00 a.m. we assemble at
Voyageurs' Lodge (60 km north of Sault Ste. Marie)
for van transport to Siver Islet in Sibley
Provincial Park campground. The seven hour drive on
the Trans-Canada highway traverses the most scenic
part of Ontario via Lake Superior Provincial Park
and Pukaskawa National Park. On our relaxing drive
we will stop at various lookouts along the way, go
for a swim, and enjoy the scenery.
Day 2 (16 km): Safety procedures, practice
rescues then pack depart from Silver Isle or Squaw
Bay to Porphyry Island off the Black Bay Peninsula,
in full view of spectacular flat top mountains or
cuestas. Time permitting, we continue (10 km) to
Island 10 adjacent to Shaganawsh Is.
Day 3 (16 km): We paddle from Island 10 through
the island chain to Spain and Bordeau Islands for a
lunch break, and continue into Loon Harbour for our
Day 4 (18 km): If time permits we paddle to the
far end of Otter Cove to view the waterfall. We
continue to Spar Island where we camp (or Lunch at
the north end.)
Day 5(18 km): We will make the crossing to
Flour Island, which has a spectacular view of
Nipigon Channel, then on to Newash Point. We
continue our sea kayaking adventure along the coast
north km to Paradise Island or the CPR camp.
Day 6 (21 km): Paddle through to St. Joseph's
Island where we will set up camp. There are
beautiful pebble beaches in this area ("daisy"
stones), as well as a chance to find amethyst in
the black lava.
Day 7 (16 km): We cross to Simpson Island,
passing some pretty coves and unique columnar
basalt. There is excellent fishing in the lakes on
Day 8 (11 km): Simpson Island to Rossport.
There are numerous channels that we can follow,
with many good rest areas. We land by 3:00 p.m. at the
Day 9 (500 km): At 9:00 am we will be shuttled
back to Voyageurs' Lodge near Sault Ste.
Includes: Taxes, guides, shuttles, transportation from Sault Ste. Marie, permits, group outfitting, three-hour safety and skills instruction
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