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Escape into pristine wilderness

What is BRANDstream
The Trip at a Glance
Adventure Provider: Voyageur Wilderness Programme
Trip Type: Combination Lodge Stay & Self-guided Flatwater
Canoe Trip Length: 7 days, 6 nights
When: June 15- August 30, 2015
Trip Fee: $950 per person plus HST (based on 2 person minimum)
Trip Rendezvous: Voyageur Island, Nim Lake on the border of Quetico Provincial Park

Experience the Nor’wester Spirit on this ultimate escape to Quetico Provincial Park’s pristine wilderness. This complete 7 day/6 night package combines a stay at the exclusive Voyageur Island lodge before and after your customized Quetico flatwater canoe trip!

Explore pristine lakes & rivers, view wildlife and enjoy “portage” trails. Discover the Nor’Wester Spirit as you paddle the Voyageur routes as a wilderness eco-traveler of today with modern day outfitting. Eco-travel made simple!

Quetico’s complete mechanical vehicles ban, this guarantees a truly tranquil Canadian wilderness experience.

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Whats Included

Bed and Breakfast on secluded Voyageur Island before and after your canoe trip, the Bourgeois Dinner – delectable traditional cuisine (Fur-Traders Feast), Voyageur Island amenities including aromatic lake-front sauna, tipi and campfire experience, Voyageur’s “Montrealais” canoe ride, trip planning and 5 days of outfitting including Kevlar canoe and all paddling equipment; all camping equipment plus all backcountry meals and snacks.

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About the Guides 

The Voyageur Wilderness Programme staff will custom plan your self-guided canoe route, review the map and provide a full orientation. They will get you geared up and ready to embark on your wilderness canoe trip.  

Getting There

Plan to arrive the afternoon of Day 1 to the lodge at Voyageur Island, Nim Lake, west of Thunder Bay.

Latitude 48° 41′ 44.08″    Longitude -91° 28′ 14.55″ 


Voyageur Island is located near Atikokan, approximately a 2-hour drive west from Thunder Bay or a 2-hours drive east of Fort Francis.

If arriving by plane at Thunder Bay with Air Canada, Porter Air or West Jet or International Falls with United Air, Voyageur Wilderness Programme would be happy to arrange for an airport pick-up or shuttle. 


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About the Adventure Provider 

Voyageur Wilderness Programme offers eco-adventure outfitting from its base on  secluded Voyageur Island, Nym Lake, bordering Quetico Provincial Park.

Whatever your skill level, their comprehensive services, extensive knowledge and dedication to the love of paddling, will get you out to experience pristine wilderness, Voyageur traditions and to paddle the Voyageur routes as a wilderness eco-traveler of today!

More Options

Family specific 5-day options are available as well as 1-day paddle, eat sleep packages.

Don’t Miss

While in Thunder Bay, explore back in time at the fur-traders fort, Fort William Historical Park.
In Atikokan, meet and see the art of a hand-crafted paddle at XY Company and canoe builders: Fletcher Canoes - authentic canvas and cedar strip canoe building.
For regional travel information, visit Northwest Ontario and Thunder Bay Tourism





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